OCA Press Release: Ashgabat 2017 announces CNPC as Official Partner of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Ashgabat Turkmenistan, August 8, 2017: The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is excited to announce that CNPC is joining Ashgabat 2017 as an Official Partner.

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is China’s main and largest oil and gas producer and supplier. As one of world leading oil and gas corporations, CNPC’s mission is to provide societies with energy resources while creating wealth and striving for a harmonious development of manufacturing and environmental safety.

CNPC has always focused its investments in the development of sports and the improvement of people's health. As the oil and gas partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, CNPC provided fuel for the Olympic Torch Relay and natural gas for Games venues in Beijing and other cities in China.

The Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have CNPC on board as an official partner. It is great to have yet another global brand join the Ashgabat 2017 family which continues to grow, demonstrating what a truly world class event the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be.

CNPC has been successfully operating in Turkmenistan for over 10 years where it supports cultural, educational, medical and sports programmes. CNPC boosts a great portfolio of sport sponsorships in the country across a variety of sports including football, hockey, martial arts and taekwondo.

CNPC IT Director General, Lee Shulan, commented "Ashgabat 2017 is another clear demonstration of the tremendous contribution Turkmenistan has been making in the global sports movement. We are extremely excited to be a part of this world class sporting event."

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Note to editors:

The Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games are the fifth edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and will take place in Turkmenistan from 17–27 September 2017.

There will be 21 sports at Ashgabat 2017 across 15 venues over 12 days of competition. The 21 sports are 3x3 Basketball, Belt Wrestling, Billiard Sports, Bowling, Chess, DanceSport, Equestrian Jumping, Futsal, Indoor Athletics, Indoor Tennis, Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kurash, Muay, Sambo, Short Course Swimming, Taekwondo, Track Cycling Traditional Wrestling, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Ashgabat was awarded the Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2010. The 5th AIMAG Executive Committee will organize and run the Games in cooperation with the OCA.

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