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Capital of sports country

The Ashgabat City Day and the Farewell Bell are widely celebrated in Turkmenistan on May 25 every year. To date, the glory of our white marble city of Ashgabat, a pearl of Asia, is reflected in poems, songs and other wonderful works. A number of cultural and social buildings and facilities in our country are called in honour of the capital.

Turkmen chess player Meylis Annaberdiev become a grandmaster

   «7/24.tm», № 21 (104), 23.05.2022 The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has awarded Turkmen chess player Meylis Annaberdiev the title of grandmaster, Orient reports.

Winners of Ashgabat golf championship determined

   «7/24.tm», № 21 (104), 23.05.2022 The championship of Ashgabat on golf was held on the territory of the capital’s golf club.

Sambists from Australia and New Zealand will take part in the Asian Sambo Championships for the first time

   «7/24.tm», № 21 (104), 23.05.2022 The Asian SAMBO Championships will be held in Lebanon on June 2-4 and will go down in history thanks to its participants. The strongest sambists of the Asian continent will fight for the medals of the tournament together with representatives of Australia and Oceania: the teams of Australia and New Zealand will take part in competitions.

Sports obtain a great impulse

National sports obtain a great impulse and reach the qualitatively new levels in the modern epoch. Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan confidently strengthens its position as a sports power and a venue for large international and regional events. The mass physical culture and health movement, high-level sports and the principles of a healthy lifestyle are actively developed in our country thanks to the far-sighted policy put forward by the President of Turkmenistan. The V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which were successfully held in Ashgabat in 2017, the Amul – Hazar international rally and the World Weightlifting Championships, which our country hosted in 2018, are among the most impressive achievements of Turkmenistan in the field of sports.

Avaza shines with beauty

A pearl of the world tourism, the Avaza National Tourist Zone has a number of world-class recreation, health, sports and hotel complexes and represents a popular holiday destination for travellers. The magnificent facilities, built and put into operation in a few years, have turned the Turkmen shore of the Caspian Sea into a paradise for tourists. As is known, according to the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, the summer holiday season in the Avaza National Tourist Zone will last from May 15 to September 1 this year. Thus, guests will come again to Avaza that shines with beauty. Tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy cultural events in this beautiful corner of Turkmenistan. Our compatriots can proudly say that Avaza is a place where our beloved Motherland resembles a country of happiness, health, and inspiration in our prosperous times.

President of Turkmenistan elected president of national Olympic committee

   «7-24.tm», № 20 (103), 16.05.2022 On May 10, 2022, the General Assembly of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan held a regular meeting in Ashgabat. The participants reported on the work done by the National Olympic Committee in 2016-2021 and considered the issues related to the election of the President of the National Olympic Committee.

An environmentally friendly mode of transport

The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution ‘Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development’ at the 61st plenary meeting of its 76th Session at the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhammedov on March 15 this year. This document became an important step in the struggle against climate change and demonstrated that Turkmenistan promotes sports and ecological diplomacy as the keys to achieving sustainable development. The document proposes to use bicycles as public transport in urban and rural areas of developed and developing countries to increase traffic safety, to promote the use of bicycles by the population, as well as businesses to reduce emissions. The United Nations encourages international, regional, national, and local development programmes to focus on cycling services and other related initiatives, to stimulate civil society, the private sector, the scientific community, and other institutions to use bicycles.

Advantages of basketball

Basketball requires a variety of movements, including in running, jumping, and ball-throwing techniques, keeps all the muscle groups active during the game and helps make them stronger. This sport strengthens the vestibular apparatus, improves coordination of movements and speed. Basketball increases the body's endurance. It has a positive effect on the immune system. Basketball improves the respiratory system and increases the capacity of the lungs. It strengthens the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

An inspiring work

The book ‘Ömrümiň manysy’ by our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov describes the basic moral principles and norms. They are important today and evidence the fact that our ancestors' traditions and principles are still cherished. In the preface to the book, the author – Honorary Elder of the People Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasizes that everyone has to think about the past and the future. The book consists of six chapters entitled ‘The Culture of Being’, ‘The Word about Faith’, ‘Primordial Principles Rooted in the Depths of Millennia’, ‘A Backward Look’, ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Mecca and Medina’, and ‘The Spiritual and Moral School of the Nation’. Respecting the noble spiritual values of our ancestors, our Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov analysed, summarized and systematized the available historical sources and information. This work attracted great interest of the world community, because the general humanitarian principles embodied in the national character and worldview of the Turkmen people find wide support of many peoples. Published in the year, which is being held under the motto ‘the Era of the People with Arkadag’, the work highlights great achievements of independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan, important events in the history and life of our country, and the career of the Turkmen leader, dedicated to serving our bel