The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was informed about the upcoming major sporting events and plans for the development of sports sector.
Sport in our country is developing dynamically. Football, volleyball, boxing, kurash, chess, tennis, weightlifting and athletics are very popular. Organized on the idea of the President, the “Olympiad of Five Initiatives” contributes to the promotion of sports and physical culture among the younger generation.
During the presentation, proposals for the development of mass sports, ethnosports and gymnastics were considered.
In particular, it is proposed to expand the program of the “Five Initiatives Olympics” from 9 to 12 sports and for the first time to hold it among people with disabilities in 5 sports. The international tournament of riders, held annually on the eve of the Navruz holiday in Surkhandarya, is proposed to be organized in other regions of the country. To develop the potential of martial arts in all sports schools, it is planned to open sections of hand-to-hand combat.
In fact, on May 25, 2022, the Presidential Decree “On measures to promote and develop types of ethnosport” was adopted. In particular, it determines the holding of the International Festival of Ethnosport in Khiva every two years.
The first festival is scheduled on September 7-10 this year in Ichankala. Within its framework, folk games and sports competitions, handicraft exhibitions, a melon festival, a pilaf cooking championship and theatrical programs will take place.
The President instructed to carefully prepare for the festival, to provide all the amenities for participants and tourists, to create the Park of the International Ethnofestival in Khiva.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of December 23, 2022, a lot of work is being done to develop gymnastics. In particular, gymnastic training centers are being organized in the cities of Nukus, Samarkand and Ferghana. These are specialized sports educational institutions, whose graduates will receive diplomas in the specialty of a coach and breeder. Currently, the projects for constructing, reconstructing and equipping buildings for centers are being developed. These sports institutions will start operating from the 2024/2025 academic year.
Uzbek President noted the need to introduce the most advanced methods of training athletes in these centers, develop dietology, and create the necessary conditions for students to conveniently get to classes.