Sports Games “Children of Asia” starts on July 27 in Vladivostok. It is also called the Olympiad for young sportsmen. This year in the competition participate 1355 sportsmen from 12 countries. The competitions will be held at 10 sports facilities in Vladivostok, including the renovated “Dynamo” Stadium, the “Olympic” sports complex, the “Yunost” Sports Palace, as well as the central square of Vladivostok. The colorful opening and closing ceremonies of the Games will take place at the “Fetisov Arena” concert and sports complex.
The delegation of Turkmenistan consists of 85 people, including 62 sportsmen, 16 coaches, 1 basketball judge, and the representatives of the teams on all types of sports and official authorities.
During two-plus weeks in Russia, sportsmen will compete for 109 sets of awards in 19 sports. Creative festivals and a cultural program will also be held within the framework of the Games.
Turkmenistan's athletes will take part in nine sports — 3×3 basketball, boxing, kurash wrestling, athletics, table tennis, swimming, sambo, wrestling (Greco-Roman and freestyle) and archery.
The international sports games “Children of Asia” is conducted every four years. For the first time they were organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic movement in 1996. The main goals of the Games are the development of youth sports, strengthening international sports cooperation and promoting the ideas of the Olympic Movement.
For the last 25 years, thousands of young sportsmen from more than 30 Asian countries have participated in the Games, who subsequently became winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, championships, world and continental championships.
Until 2019 “Children of Asia” games were conducted exclusively in the summer. However, after the games in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, everything changed, and now sports competitions are divided into summer and winter.
In addition to the competitive part, the Torch Relay is an integral part of the Games. The fire of the Games is lit on the territory of the “Lena Pillars” Nature Park in Yakutia.
The team of Turkmenistan has been participating in the “Children of Asia” Games since 2008.