Ashgabat, June 5, 2017: The accreditation process for the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games officially opens on 30 May. The prestigious competition, which was first held in 2005 under the name Asian Indoor Games; will be staged in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 17–27 September featuring top athletes from countries across Asia and for the first time ever representatives from countries in Oceania.
The 5th AIMAG Executive Committee announced that all interested media based within the territory of one of the participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) must submit their accreditation application directly to their NOC. Media organisations not based in the territory of one of the competing NOCs should submit their applications by email to [email protected]
The following media accreditation information, including the application form, is available on the Ashgabat 2017 website. This includes:
– Media Accreditation Guide;
– Media Application for Accreditation form; and
– Applicant Notice
Ashgabat 2017 cannot guarantee provision of Pre-Valid Cards for applications submitted after the accreditation deadline – 15 July 2017.
Support throughout the accreditation process will be available from the Ashgabat 2017 Media Operations Team via email – [email protected].
The Accreditation Card for Ashgabat 2017 (AIMAGIAC) establishes the identity of its holder and acts as a multiple entry visa into Turkmenistan for the registered holder between 18 August 2017 and 12 October 2017.
Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games
The Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games is the fifth edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and will take place in Turkmenistan from 17 to 27 September 2017.
There will 21 sports at Ashgabat 2017 across 15 venues over 12 days of competition. The 21 sports are 3×3 Basketball, Belt Wrestling, Billiard Sports, Bowling, Chess, Cycling Track, DanceSports, Equestrian Jumping, Futsal, Indoor Athletics, Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kurash, Muay, Taekwondo, Tennis, Traditional Wrestling, Sambo, Short Course Swimming, Weightlifting, Wrestling.
Ashgabat was awarded the Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2010. The 5th AIMAG Executive Committee will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the OCA.