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Turkmen athletes went to Paris to participate in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games

Today, July 23, Turkmen athletes from the capital’s International Airport went to Paris to participate in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games. The main start of the four-year anniversary will take place from July 26 to August 11.

Turkmenistan will be represented at the Olympics by six athletes:


  • Serdar Rakhimov (weight category up to 66 kg);
  • Maysa Pardaeva (weight category up to 57 kg).


  • Davranbek Khasanbaev (weight category up to 102 kg).


  • Musa Zhalaev (100 meters, freestyle);
  • Ainura Primova (100 meters backstroke).


  • Valentina Meredova (100 m).
Media: Serdar Azmoun will move to “Sevilla” on loan

Iranian footballer of Turkmen origin Serdar Azmoun, who plays for the German “Bayer” Leverkusen, will continue his career in Spain. According to El Desmarque, the forward will move to “Sevilla” on loan.

Azmoun moved from “Zenit” to “Bayer” Leverkusen in January 2022. In his first season, the striker played 44 matches for the German team, scored five goals and provided five assists. Last season, the forward was loaned to the

Italian “Roma”, for whom Azmoun played 29 matches in all competitions, scoring three goals and four assists. Azmoun's current contract with “Bayer” runs until the summer of 2027.

It is worth noting that Serdar Azmoun is an honorary member of the Humanitarian Association of Turkmen of the World and the Mekan Society of Turkmen Culture in St. Petersburg.

The last time Serdar Azmoun visited Turkmenistan was in March 2024 as part of the Iranian national team, which beat the Turkmen team with a score of 1:0 in Ashgabat within the framework of the 2026 World Cup qualifying tournament.

“Arkadag” defeated the Romanian club in a friendly match

The “Arkadag” players won with a score of 3:2 over the Romanian third league club “AKS Kids Tampa Brasov”. The game was held within the framework of the preparation of Vladimir Bayramov’s team for the third round of the Turkmenistan Championship, which starts on August 16.

Resul Hojayev, Didar Durdyev and Nazar Tovakelov scored goals for “Arkadag”.

At the training camp in Romania, “Arkadag” plans to play several more games. One of them will be held on July 25 at 18:00 with the “Sepsi OSK II” team at the stadium in the city of Sfintu Gheorghe.

Let us remind that the “Arkadag” football club, founded in April 2023, this season for the first time in its history will take part in the third most important club tournament in Asia - the AFC Challenge League.

AFK Arkadag will find out its opponents in the group stage of the Challenge League after the draw, which will be held on August 22.

We wish you to greatly represent Turkmenistan at the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games!

Today, on July 22, at the martial arts complex of the capital's Olympic village, a ceremony was held to see off the Turkmenistan national team to Paris, where the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11 this year.

As we have already reported, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent a congratulatory message to the members of the national team of Turkmenistan participating in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games.

Representatives of public associations, national Olympic and Paralympic committees, heads of the country's sports federations, student youth, and the media took part in the celebrations that took place today in Ashgabat.

Let us remind you that in planetary-scale competitions, Turkmen athletes will take part in four sports disciplines - judo, weightlifting, athletics and aquatics.

Members of the national team of Turkmenistan participating in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games

Dear members of the national team of Turkmenistan!

Dear athletes!

I cordially congratulate you on your participation in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games, which will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024 in the city of Paris, French Republic!

I wish you to adequately represent independent neutral Turkmenistan at the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games and raise the sporting authority of our country in the world to a higher level!

Dear athletes!

As a result of the comprehensive state strategy laid down by Hero-Arkadag, the prestige of our Motherland is steadily growing in the international sports space. Holding various competitions in the country, including international ones, is one of the important directions of national policy in the field of sports. The Olympic Games and international competitions promote the implementation of the principles of peace, friendship and reconciliation through sports.

Turkmenistan has become a center for holding sports competitions at various levels. The systematic construction and commissioning of sports complexes, stadiums and other specialized facilities in all corners of the country contribute to the successful performance of our athletes at various tournaments and winning prizes.

Dear athletes!

As you know, the sphere of sports, which is developing in our country at the global level, is among the priorities of state policy. The Olympic village was built, decorating the beautiful capital - the city of Ashgabat, it has no analogues in the region and is equipped with modern equipment. All conditions have been created in the country for worthy performance of Turkmen athletes at world-class competitions, in honor of which the State Flag will be raised.

As a member of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Council of Asia, as well as the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, Turkmenistan makes a worthy contribution to the development of the Olympic movement in the region. This indicates the further development of sports diplomacy in the country.

Dear members of the national team of Turkmenistan!

Dear athletes!

In the era of the Renaissance of the new era of a powerful state, special importance is attached to the regular holding of mass bicycle rides, physical education, sports and cultural events. All this increases the prestige of our beloved Fatherland as a country of health and happiness.

During the period of development of the national sports movement, the responsibility for the formation of the sports prestige of Turkmenistan falls mainly on you. With your victories and high achievements in sports, you must demonstrate the results of the excellent conditions created at the state level for young athletes! I firmly believe that you will successfully perform at the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games, which will be held in the city of Paris of the French Republic, and will raise the National Flag of Turkmenistan high.

Dear members of the national team of Turkmenistan!

Dear athletes!

Once again, I sincerely wish you to adequately represent independent neutral Turkmenistan at the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games and achieve great success!

Let the National Flag of our independent neutral Motherland fly high over the international sports arena!

President of Turkmenistan

Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

A meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan will be held in Ashgabat on September 24

The Presidium of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan adopted a resolution on convening a regular meeting of the country's highest representative authority. The meeting will be held on September 24 in Ashgabat, at the "Maslahat köşgi" Palace. This is stated in the TDH message.

The purpose of the meeting is to ensure the broad participation of representatives of the people in solving important issues of state and public life, strengthening the unity and cohesion of society, as well as the further development of national democracy.

The meeting will discuss topical issues of socio-economic and political development of the country, as well as issues related to the implementation of long-term strategic development programs of Turkmenistan.

To ensure a high level of organization of the meeting, a special organizing committee was established, which included representatives of various government agencies and public organizations.

In accordance with the established procedure, the Halk Maslahats of the velayats and the city of Ashgabat will submit to the Halk Maslahaty Apparatus a list of public representatives elected to the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan from the velayats and the city of Ashgabat by September 1, 2024.

The staff of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, together with the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, will provide organizational and methodological assistance to the velayat, etrap and city Halk Maslahaty in the work related to the preparation and holding of the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan.

The President of Turkmenistan congratulated the elected Chairman of the European Commission

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent sincere congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen on her re-election as President of the European Commission.

Expressing Turkmenistan's commitment to further enhance the ties established with the European Union, the Head of state noted that we support the development of these relations within the framework of the format of regional cooperation between Central Asia and the European Union, stressing also our readiness to make efforts to promote mutually beneficial partnership in promising areas.

Taking this opportunity, the President of Turkmenistan expressed to the Chairman of the European Commission his heartfelt wishes for good health, happiness and well-being, as well as further achievement of great success in his position.

The official farewell ceremony for the Olympians of Turkmenistan will be held on July 22

On July 22, a solemn farewell ceremony will be held in Ashgabat for the Olympic team of Turkmenistan, which will take part in the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games in Paris. This became known at a meeting of the country's Cabinet of Ministers on July 19, reports the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan will be represented in four sports: judo, weightlifting, athletics and swimming. The country's delegation consists of 19 people.

The farewell ceremony will be held at the “Sport” hotel in the Olympic village of Ashgabat. Representatives of public organizations, sports federations and students are expected to participate.

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized the importance of developing mass sports in the country and noted the regular successes of Turkmen athletes in the international arena.

The Olympic Games in Paris will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

Alvaro Morata became a “Milan” player

Football club “Milan” announced the signing of a contract with Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, reported on the official website of the Italian club. The forward moved to the “Rossoneri” camp from “Atletico” Madrid.

The contract with the 30-year-old football player runs until June 30, 2028, with the possibility of extension for another season. Morata's salary at the new club will be 5 million euros per season.

It is reported that the player chose number 7.

For the transfer of the Spanish striker, “Milan” will pay “Atletico” 13 million euros as compensation.

Morata played for “Atletico” Madrid for the last two seasons, and before that he played for “Juventus” in Turin. The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 32 La Liga matches last season. In addition, Morata is the current European champion as part of the Spanish national team.

The national team of Turkmenistan found out its position in the updated FIFA rankings

The International Football Federation (FIFA) has updated the rating of national teams of the world after the last European Championship and America's Cup, writes

The first place remained with the Argentina team, which won the 2024 America's Cup, the French are in second position, and the Euro 2024 winners, the Spaniards, moved up to third place. Colombia also made it into the top 10.

The national team of Turkmenistan did not change its position compared to the previous version of the ranking, remaining 144th.

Let us remind you that the national team of Turkmenistan played its last matches to date in June: in Tashkent it lost to Uzbekistan (1:3). Then in Ashgabat they drew with Hong Kong (0:0).

FIFA ranking as of July 18, 2024:

eleven). Argentina – 1901.48;

2 (2). France – 1854.91;

3 (8). Spain – 1835.67;

4 (5). England - 1812.26;

5 (4). Brazil – 1785.61;

20 (20). Iran – 1611.16

33 (33). Russia – 1506.58;

61 (62). Uzbekistan – 1397.41;

70 (74). Georgia – 1361.41;

97 (96). Armenia – 1230.79;

99 (98). Belarus – 1219.78;

102 (101). Kyrgyzstan – 1213.58;

103 (102). Tajikistan – 1212.41;

109 (109). Kazakhstan – 1193.62;

111 (111). Azerbaijan – 1179.88;

144 (144). Turkmenistan – 1065.42.

151 (151). Afghanistan – 1034.37

159 (157). Hong Kong – 1011.91

Turkmenistan has amended the Law “On Combating Doping in Sports”

Turkmenistan has amended the Law “On Combating Doping in Sports”. This is stated in the message of the electronic newspaper “Turkmenistan: Golden Age”.

According to the new version of Article 15, in the event of an unfavorable result of a doping test, the athlete or his representative has the right:

1) Request analysis of sample “B”;

2) Immediately provide an explanation;

3) Be present during the re-analysis of sample “B”, if necessary;

4) Receive copies of documents based on the results of the analysis of sample “A”, containing the information provided for by the International Standard for Laboratories;

5) To a timely, fair and impartial hearing in accordance with NADAT anti-doping rules;

6) File an appeal to the International Anti-Doping Commission against the decision of the first instance in accordance with the NADAT anti-doping rules.”

In addition, changes were made to Article 17 of the law, according to which all disputes related to violations of anti-doping rules are now resolved in accordance with the NADAT rules.

Young Turkmen football players won medals in three age groups at the AFL Kids Cup - 2024 tournament

At the "AFL Kids Cup 2024" international football tournament among children and teenagers held in Tashkent, Turkmen teams showed excellent results, winning three medals in different age categories. This is stated in the report of the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.

Gold medals went to teams from Turkmenistan in two age groups. Among athletes born in 2012, the "Batly" team took first place, and in the category born in 2014, the "Gökje" team won. Both Turkmen teams beat five opponents in their groups. "Gökje" midfielder Amanmurad Rejepov especially distinguished himself, who was recognized as the best player of the tournament.

In the age group born in 2009, the "Çandybil" team from Ashgabat won silver medals. Turkmen football players lost only to the hosts of the tournament in the final match. "Çandybil" captain Amanmyrat Chariyev was recognized as the best striker in his age category.

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