Tuesday, 26, May, 2020

Sports

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended four athletes from Uzbekistan - three powerlifters and one track and field athlete – each for four-year periods for separate anti-doping violations committed during a six-month period.

The Ministry of Sports issued a decree suspending international sporting events and competitions in Uzbekistan. This decision was made to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the country, the Ministry of Sports said in a statement.

Because of the global spread of the Coronavirus and travel restrictions implemented by many countries around the World, the Local Organizing Committee decided to postpone the Asian Championships, that was due to be held 16-25 April in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to a yet unknown date.

In preparation for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier on March 31 against Yemen, Uzbekistan will hold a training camp between 18-24 February in the UAE with only home-based players.

The younger son-in-law of the President Shavkat Mirziyoev has been elected as the head of the newly created Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Central Asian Confederation, which will be headquartered in Tashkent.

The international Navruz marathon will be held March 22 in Tashkent. Four distances - 42 km, 21 km, 3 km and 1.5 km will be offered. Only those who are 18 years of age or older will be able to participate in the first two distances, with no age limit set for the last two distances.

The Swiss international of Turkish origin, Eren Derdiyok, known for his spells at Bayer, Hoffenheim and Galatasaray is moving to the Tashkent-based FC Pakhtakor from the Turkish high division side Goztepe SK.

Uzbekistan national team’s scheduled friendly match against Kazakhstan on March 26 in Tashkent was cancelled, reportedly by the decision of the new Kazakhstan head coach Michal Bilek. The coach reportedly saw no benfit for the national team to play against an Asian side.

As part of preparation for matchday 6 of the second qualification round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Yemen on March 31 Uzbekistan national team will hold a camp in the UAE.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Measures to Elevate Uzbek Football to a Completely New Level Decree, the Uzbekistan 24 reported on Wednesday.