"Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper

Founder: The Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
Adress: Ashgabat c., Garashsyzlyk shayoly, 100, Turkmenbashy centre of free creative work
Telephones: 38-61-18, 39-95-82, 39-95-88
Email: neutralturkmenistan-gazeti@online.tm


Facts about the benefits of physical activity

Regular exercise improves cognitive health Physical activity increases serotonin levels in the brain, which significantly affects brain function. It is quite obvious that people with good physical preparation. are better at work, they tend to build a successful career. Moreover, such people rarely get sick and very rarely are in a bad mood.

IWF Executive Committee reduces weight categories for Paris 2024 Olympics

The Executive Committee of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) reduced the number of weight categories, in which athletes will compete for medals at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the press office of the RF Weightlifting Federation reported. Winners and prize-winners in the men’s tournament will be determined in 5 weight categories – under 61 kg, under 73 kg, under 89 kg, under 102 kg and over 102 kg.

Galactic names of sports clubs

Comets, planets, satellites – all this have inspired and inspires the creators of sports clubs around the world. Cosmos, San Marino – football

Turkmen trace in history of FIFA Order of Merit

The FIFA Order of Merit is the highest honour awarded by FIFA (Internationale de Football Association). The award is presented at the annual FIFA congress. The FIFA Order of Merit holders are the most outstanding football players, coaches and referees. These includes Franz Beckenbauer (Germany), Bobby Moore (England), Lev Yashin (Soviet Union), Eusébio (Portugal), Zico (Brazil), Nikita Simonyan (Soviet Union), Nikolay Latyshev (Soviet Union), Gerd Müller (Germany), Miljan Miljanić (Yugoslavia) and Pedro Escartín (Spain), among others.

Turkmenistan-Qatar: building up cooperation on sport

«7/24. tm», № 13 (148), 27.03.2023. March 20, 2023. The talks between President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the Emir of the State of Qatar was a success. This top-level meeting vividly illustrated the readiness of the parties to give a powerful impetus to fruitful relations built on the existing positive experience of interaction and great prospects.

All about sambo


On the eve of the prestigious tournament

The national sambo team of Turkmenistan has recently held the training sessions at the World Sambo Academy in Kstovo, the Russian Federation. The team included 24 athletes. The event took place on March 10–24. After the training sessions, the national sambo team of Turkmenistan will compete in the Sambo Founders Cup to be held in Moscow. The prestigious tournament will become an important part of preparation for the 2025 World Sambo Championships to be held in the Turkmen capital.

European Sambo Referees Seminar to be held in Israel

«7/24. tm», № 12 (147), 20.03.2023. The European SAMBO Referees Seminar will be held in Israel on the eve of the start of the European SAMBO Championships and the European Cadets, Youth and Junior SAMBO Championships, which will be held in Haifa in April. Referees who pass successfully the exam will be awarded with certificates of the Referee of the International category «B» level for a period of two years.

March 23, 1891: first football net used

«7/24. tm», № 12 (147), 20.03.2023. On this day in 1891, the teams of the north and the south of England played a football match. It was in this game that the football net was first used.

Brothers have no equals

The Atabaev brothers, Maksat, Saparmyrat and Yusup, made up the top three in the Chess League of Turkmenistan. There was the heat of competition between three brothers in the League for 14 strongest chess players. Thus, Maksat Atabaev, a 29-year-old international grandmaster, who scored 2472 points in the FIDE rating, became the national champion. Although he was defeated by Shahruh Turaev in the first round, the champion won the title with 10.5 out of 13 possible points. Saparmyrat Atabaev, a 24-year-old international master (2448 points in the FIDE rating) scored 10 points at the tournament. Yusup Atabaev received the title of an international grandmaster a month ago and lost half a point to the winner. Eventually, additional coefficient demonstrated that Saparmyrat took the second place.

Jamaican sambists held demonstration performance for IOC President Thomas Bach

«7/24. tm», № 11 (146), 13.03.2023 The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach visited Jamaica on his Caribbean tour, where he had a meeting with representatives of the national SAMBO federation of that country. At the exhibition, organized for the visit of the high guest by the Jamaican Olympic Association, sambists held demonstration performances and told the IOC head about the development of local SAMBO and their achievements.

Turkmen footballers play their first matches for foreign clubs

«7/24. tm», № 11 (146), 13.03.2023 Recently, Kyrgyz FC Abdysh-Ata has officially announced the transfer of a football player of the Turkmenistan youth team Teymur Charyev, and the Tajik FC Khujand has signed Suleiman Mukhadov.

High speed sports

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Motor Sports Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, where he tested new sports vehicles. An international rally called ‘Silk Way 2023’ will be held along the Kazan – Moscow route on July 6–15, 2023.

A festive event

The closing ceremony of the 2022-2023 ice hockey season was held with great enthusiasm. As is known, the Ice Hockey Championship of Turkmenistan concluded on February 28. The closing ceremony took place at the Galkan Winter Sports Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan. The State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports of Turkmenistan, the Ice Hockey Federation of Turkmenistan and the Ashgabat Council of Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan organized the event.

Turkmen judoist wins a bronze medal at the open European Championships in Sofia

«7/24. tm», № 10 (145), 06.03.2023 The bronze medal was won by Turkmen judoist Hekim Agamammedov at the Open European Championship in Sofia, held in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Sports review

Test of strength and capabilities The open karate-do championships-2023 for the Cup of the Ahal Velayat fonished at the Olimp secondary sports school in the capital. More than 650 karatekas from 39 sports clubs of the country took part in the competitions. The tournament was organised by the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Physical Education and Sports and the Karate-Do Federation.

The winner of the futsal tournament

A futsal tournament was held for the students of the institutions of higher education of the country within the frameworks of the XII Universiade ‘Turkmenistan – the Home of Health and Inspiration’. Yagshygeldi Kakayev International University of Oil and Gas hosted the decisive matches of the tournament. The team of this institution of higher education won the third place.

Strengthening the global cooperation

The opening of the UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Heritage: from the past to the future’, established thanks to the cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at Magtymguly Turkmen State University, was a historic event. As is known, the creation of UNESCO Chairs in the institutions of higher education of the country will give the opportunity to promote the achievements of the Turkmen science and the national education system to the world. Similar chairs function in the world's most famous universities. It is gratifying that the institutions of higher education of Turkmenistan join this noble work, which was launched on the initiative of our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and successfully implemented by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The establishment of the Chair was conducted by the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO.

A seminar was held

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Turkmenistan, public organizations of the country, coaches and specialists of the sports schools under the State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports of Turkmenistan took part in a seminar, which concluded on February 24. The main goal of the seminar was to promote the principles of gender equality, a healthy lifestyle, emotional freedom, reproductive health and legal awareness of volunteers. The event included a number of impactful speeches.

On the eve of the international events

The Turkmen 3x3 basketball team has left for Druskininkai, the Republic of Lithuania. The basketball players from Turkmenistan will hold the training sessions in the city on February 23 – March 8. The Turkmen delegation in Lithuania consists of 19 people, including in 16 athletes. The training sessions will ensure intensive preparation of the Turkmen basketball players for the large tournaments.