President of Turkmenistan gives instructions on the organization of large international contests

During a special meeting of the Government held in the Olympic Village in Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave instructions on the preparations for the important sports events to be held in the country - the Amul-Hazar 2018 international motor rally, the 2018 Weightlifting World Championship and the events on occasion of the World Bicycle Day that will be celebrated for the first time on June 3.

In particular, the President of Turkmenistan instructed the relevant officials to ensure the high organizational level of the environmental safety of racing cars.

The proposals on holding the international bicycle racing competitions in Turkmenistan in 2019-2020 and a forum on the cycling movement and its significance for the municipal transport infrastructure under the aegis of the UN were considered during the meeting.

As for the 2018 Weightlifting World Championship that will be held in Ashgabat in October-November, 2018, it is expected that over 2000 athletes, the official representatives and high-ranking guests from more than 100 countries will arrive to Turkmenistan to take part in the sports event. The winners of the Championship will gain the right to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

The issues on the participation of the national team of Turkmenistan in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo were discussed during the meeting. The Turkmen leader instructed the National Anti-Doping Agency of Turkmenistan and the National Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry to ensure the efficient doping control at the Weightlifting World Championship in Ashgabat.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH