2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
|Host city||Ashgabat, Turkmenistan|
|Motto||Health, Inspiration, Friendship (Turkmen: Sagdynlyk, Ruhubelentlik, Dostluk)|
|Events||339 in 21 sports|
|Opening ceremony||September 17|
|Closing ceremony||September 27|
|Officially opened by||Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow|
President of Turkmenistan
|Torch lighter||Pygy Baýramdurdyyew|
|Main venue||Olympic Stadium|
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The 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Turkmen: Ýapyk binalarda we söweş sungaty boýunça V Aziýa oýunlary), which is also counted as the 5th Asian Indoor Games, was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in 2017. It became the third city in the former Soviet countries to win the right of hosting an Olympic Council of Asia-sanctioned event, following Astana and Almaty in Kazakhstan, which jointly-hosted the 2011 Asian Winter Games. The host city was chosen in Kuwait on 19 December 2010. On 6 July 2013 the flag of the Olympic Council of Asia was officially handed over to the mayor of the city of Ashgabat.
- 1 Development and preparation
- 2 Events
- 3 Medal table
- 4 Marketing, branding and design
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Development and preparation
The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were held at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex, which is a unique facility which has no parallel in the Central Asian region. The Complex boasts of over 30 structures, which also includes 15 competition venues, an Athletes' Village and a Paralympic Rehabilitation Medical Center. The construction was launched by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. On November 5, 2010, the Turkmen President took part in the official stone laying ceremony for the Olympic Village. Investment in the first phase amounted to nearly $2 billion. The second phase of construction cost $3 billion. The total cost of the Olympic Village was $5 billion and the construction was carried by Turkish construction company Polimeks.
For the convenience of athletes and spectators, the Olympic village have all the necessary infrastructure including social, cultural and shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops, consumer services and car park. The campus are laid with new pedestrian crossings and a monorail.
Several national higher educational institutions are located right next to the Olympic village. The Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management, Institute of Culture, the State Border Service Academy of Turkmenistan and the National Institute of Sports and Tourism all have their campuses nearby. These universities will make use of the brand new sports facilities, built for the Games, in the future.
|Olympic Stadium||Opening and closing ceremonies||45,000|
|Billiard Arena||Cue sports||1,000|
|Taekwondo and Dancesport Arena||Dancesport, Taekwondo||1,000|
|Indoor Athletics Arena||Indoor athletics||5,000|
|Tennis Centre||Indoor tennis||4,000|
|Muay and Ju-jitsu Arena||Ju-jitsu, Muaythai||861|
|Martial Arts Arena||Kickboxing, Kurash, Sambo||5,000|
|Aquatics Centre||Short course swimming||5,000|
|Main Indoor Arena||Wrestling, Belt wrestling, Traditional wrestling||15,000|
The medal design was revealed on February 16, 2017. The unique design was created by Eng Leong Medallic Industries. The gold, silver and bronze medals have been described as a lasting legacy of the event’s hospitality received in true Turkmen style. A total of 2,000 medals will be produced for the Games, weighing 721 kilograms all-together.
The Senior Asian Weightlifting Championship, the WAKO Asian Kickboxing Championships, and the Central Asian Short Course Swimming Championships took place concurrently as part of the Inspiring Ashgabat Test Event Series.
The Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships competition began 23 April and ended on 29 April at the Weightlifting Arena. Athletes competed for 144 medals which were awarded for snatch, clean & jerk and total in each bodyweight category. Asia has a strong pedigree in weightlifting with 31 of the 45 medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics being awarded to Asian countries.
The Martial Arts Arena hosted the Asian Kickboxing Championships between 26–30 April with athletes from up to 20 countries competing over the course of five days. The competition included 27 categories for men and 10 for women which were featured in the Ring and 28 categories for men and 16 for women on the Tatami. The event saw up to 354 medals awarded.
- Short course swimming
In addition to these international competitions the Aquatics Federation of Turkmenistan have organised the first ever Central Asian Short Course Swimming Tournament which consisted of an invitational short course (25) competition in the new Indoor Aquatics Centre. Athletes from neighbouring countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran and Afghanistan will be competed across a number of individual and relay events on 26–27 April 2017.
The closing ceremony of the games took place on 27 September at the Olympic Stadium. There were live performances from international singers such Russian Nyusha, Lebanese Elissa, English John Newman and many other local musical performers.
Participating National Olympic Committees
All 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia were invited to compete at these Games. For the first time in the Asian Games are attended by 17 Oceania National Olympic Committees. Oceania countries will be under full participation, so they will be eligible for medals.
The numbers in parenthesis represents the number of participants entered.
|Participating National Olympic Committees|
A total of 21 sports are represented for the Indoor and Martial Arts Games: seven Olympic sports (3-on-3 basketball,cycling, taekwondo,tennis, weightlifting and wrestling), four Olympic sports contested only in non-Olympic formats (athletics, equestrian, football, swimming) and eleven non-Olympic sports (bowling, chess, cue sports, dancesport, ju-jitsu, kickboxing, kurash, muaythai, sambo, belt wrestling and traditional wrestling)
Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sports discipline.
- 3-on-3 basketball (2) ( )
- Belt wrestling (58) ( )
- Bowling (6) ( )
- Chess (10) ( )
- Cue sports (13) ( )
- Dancesport (11) ( )
- Equestrian (3) ( )
- Futsal (2) ( )
- Indoor athletics (26) ( )
- Indoor tennis (5) ( )
- Ju-jitsu (17) ( )
- Kickboxing (15) ( )
- Kurash (15) ( )
- Muay Thai (14) ( )
- Sambo (23) ( )
- Short course swimming (30) ( )
- Taekwondo (18) ( )
- Track cycling (10) ( )
- Traditional wrestling (26) ( )
- Weightlifting (16) ( )
- Wrestling (18) ( )
- Demonstration sports
- Electronic sports (4) ( )
In the following calendar for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, each blue box represents an event competition, such as a qualification round, on that day. The yellow boxes represent days during which medal-awarding finals for a sport were held, which numeric representing the number of finals that were contested on that day. On the left the calendar lists each sport with events held during the Games, and at the right how many gold medals were won in that sport. There is a key at the top of the calendar to aid the reader.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Short course swimming||8||7||8||7||30|
|Wrestling – Alysh||12||12||24|
|Wrestling – Belt wrestling||14||14||28|
|Wrestling – Kazakh kuresi||3||3|
|Wrestling – Pahlavani wrestling||3||3|
|Wrestling – Turkmen goresh||13||13||26|
|Total gold medals||23||0||34||36||34||36||39||27||34||40||38||7||348|
|7||South Korea (KOR)||15||11||15||41|
|10||Hong Kong (HKG)||10||11||14||35|
|12||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||9||7||12||28|
|14||United Arab Emirates (UAE)||5||4||8||17|
|18||Saudi Arabia (KSA)||3||5||2||10|
|25||Sri Lanka (SRI)||1||2||1||4|
|Marshall Islands (MHL)||0||1||0||1|
|33||Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (36 nations)||348||349||590||1287|
Marketing, branding and design
The 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Mascot is a traditional Turkmen dog, Alabai named Wepaly – meaning loyal friend in Turkmen. Alabai is renowned as a courageous animal for many centuries has helped Turkmen shepherds to safeguard flocks of cattle in heavy conditions.
|Official Partners ||Turkmenistan Airlines, Petronas, Dragon Oil, China National Petroleum Corporation, Atos, Hos Zaman, Turkmentelecom|
|Official Supporters||Coca-Cola, LG Electronics, MasterCard, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Turkmen Ak Yol, Turkmen State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs, Deyhan Bank, Senagat Bank, Turkman Business Bank, The State Commercial Bank of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan Bank, HalkBank, Huawei, Kamil Market|
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- Ashgabat 2017 Closing Ceremony a dazzling finale
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