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Changes have been made to the International sambo rules

  «7/24.tm», № 19 (102), 09.05.2022. On April 27, the members of the FIAS Executive Committee voted for the introduction of changes and additions to the International SAMBO Rules. The list of changes, as well as the dates when the decisions come into force, are published on the FIAS official website.

Chinese director made a film about sambo in Australia and published its trailer

  «7/24.tm», № 19 (102), 09.05.2022. Sambists, coaches and leadership of the Australian SAMBO Federation became the main characters of the documentary and feature film «SAMBO – Path to Victory». The author of the film was the Chinese director Donny Dong, who recently learned about SAMBO and was incredibly inspired by the idea and philosophy of this martial art.

Turkmenistan is a sports power

The participation of the Turkmen athletes in large international events reflects the sports achievements and the success of the sports policy put forward by the President of Turkmenistan. Our compatriots win different prizes, including in gold medals, at these events. Large-scale investments are being made for the development of the sports system, and new scientific achievements and advanced technologies are introduced into the system. Multifunctional stadiums, sports complexes and specialized sports schools have been built in the cities and villages of our country. The construction of gyms, football, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, and swimming pools in secondary and pre-school institutions form the basis for doing sports in our country.

Ashgabat is a blossoming garden

As was noted at the online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on April 22, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced that Ashgabat was awarded the Certificate of Gratitude in recognition for the pledge to the Trees in Cities Challenge. This good news has greatly inspired our compatriots. The good news from the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva demonstrated that special attention is paid to the state policy of the country in the field of environmental protection, conservation and biodiversity.

New qualification criteria for swimmers

The International Swimming Federation has released the qualification criteria and the qualifying events schedule for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The qualification criteria are slightly different from those of the previous Games.

A gift from heaven

The Turkmen people have long cherished their horses, saying, ‘I will not call you a horse, I will call you a brother’. This kindness means that the attitude of the Turkmen people towards the horses is rooted in the patriotic feelings. The love and respect of the Turkmen people for horses is based on ancient national principles. These principles are rooted in divine love. Our ancestors used to say, ‘a horse is an aim’, ‘when you wake up in the morning, see your father first, and then see your horse’, ‘where there is a horse, there will be a holiday’, as well as ‘a girl-like horse’, ‘a bride-like horse’. These descriptive phrases demonstrate the attitude of our ancestors.

Absent is a world-famous horse

Absent is a horse that has left an indelible mark in the history of the Olympic Games. This beautiful black horse was born in 1952 in Taraz (former Jambyl), Kazakhstan. The genealogy of the horse originates from the unique horses that have been bred for millennia on the Turkmen soil. Born from the horses Arab and Bakkara, Absent was descended from the famous horse Boynav (born in 1885). In 1955–1968, Absent left a significant mark in equestrian sports. At the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow in 1958, Absent was awarded a Level I Certificate for beauty among the Ahalteke horses. Absent took second place in the 1958 European Show Jumping Championships in Aachen, Germany. A year later, the horse won a gold medal at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR and the title of champion of the USSR.

Children’s tennis festival closes in Ashgabat

«7/24.tm», №17 (100), 25.04.2022    The children’s tennis festival marking World Health Day and the 30th anniversary of the Tennis Federation of Turkmenistan closed in Ashgabat, www.ttf.gov.tm reports.

Modern sports facilities

Excellent conditions are created for the education of physically and mentally healthy generations in our country. The modern facilities built in different corners of the country are of great importance in encouraging young people to do physical culture and sports. The modern infrastructure projects in the capital and in the Velayat centres ensure excellent conditions for the residents to do sports and to follow the principles of a healthy lifestyle. The Olympic Village in the capital, the sports complex in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, the sports facilities in the Velayat centres and Etraps demonstrate this fact.

The values of the Turkmen people

The Ahalteke horses are one of the sacred, world-famous, and glorious values of the Turkmen people. This truth is reflected in the fact that the horse is depicted in the center of the State Emblem of Turkmenistan. Thus, the glory of the Ahalteke horses has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. The history of our ‘heavenly’ horses has a worthy place in the national literature and in the works of other peoples. Besides other features of the Turkmen horses, they provide a lot of information on their beauty, endurance and strength.