V ASIAN INDOOR AND MARTIAL ARTS GAMES 2017 IN ASHGABAT
2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be held from September 17 to 27 in the capital of Central Asian country Turkmenistan Ashgabat.
During 12 days on 15 venues of 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games the athletes representing 62 NOC’s of Asia and Oceania region will compete in 21 sports. In addition to the 19 sports originally involved in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Turkmen traditional wrestling Goresh, and Equestrian Jumping were added to the competition schedule. The proposal was accepted by the Olympic Council of Asia and jointly approved.
SLOGAN AND EMBLEM OF THE GAMES
As part of the Silk Road, the region around Ashgabat has been welcoming travellers from Asia for over 2000 years and the Ashgabat 2017 brand will reflect this rich and historic culture. Fittingly, in September 2017, Ashgabat will welcome elite athletes and spectators from all over Asia and Oceania for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to celebrate sport through health, inspiration and friendship.
On the Ashgabat 2017 brand he added: “Through the representation of sport and of our beautiful country the Ashgabat 2017 brand portrays the values of the Games motto: Health. Inspiration. Friendship. It is the aim of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to draw from our rich heritage to inspire people through sport and to welcome all participating countries to Turkmenistan through friendship”.
The Ashgabat 2017 brand follows a story of travelling caravans heading through Turkmenistan along the Silk Road over the centuries. The journey will reflect the traditional heritage of Turkmen culture with a use of modern design techniques to represent Ashgabat as an advanced and modern city.
The iconography used includes traditional ornamental designs and figurative illustrations of heritage representations, natural landmarks of Turkmenistan and some of the most iconic building of Ashgabat.
The slogan of the Games sounds as «Health. Inspiration. Friendship».