OCA Press Release: Ashgabat 2017 announces Mastercard partnership for 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, August 2, 2017: The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is please to announce that Mastercard is joining Ashgabat 2017 as an Official Supporter.

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry that operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.

The Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee, Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, said: "We are extremely excited for Mastercard to join us as an Official Supporter of Ashgabat 2017. We are grateful for the support a prestigious international brand like Mastercard with such a strong sport background which makes them a great addition to the Ashgabat 2017 family."

With a sponsorship portfolio that covers more than 75 different partnerships, Mastercard’s brand is rooted in emotional and experiential connections, aiming at ‘connecting people to Priceless possibilities’.

Anchored to consumer passions, sport plays a key role in Mastercard’s relationships with a strong sport pillar upon a number of different world class international sport properties such as UEFA Champions League, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, The Open Championship and PGA Tour, other than Major League Baseball and the Roland Garros French Open and Miami Open.

Igor Stepanov, Country Manager in Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan at Mastercard Europe said: "We are happy to support such an outstanding multi-sport event, which will highlight Turkmenistan in the world’s sport agenda. We strongly believe in the high potential of Turkmenistan’s market, not only in terms of cashless payments but also as one of the most exceptional tourist destinations. No doubt, the Games in Ashgabat will grant us a spectacular sport show which will leap up the hearts of millions of people all over the world".

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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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