Thursday, 22, April, 2021

Sports

The first ever professional bicycle racing team has been registered in Uzbekistan, the press service of the National Olympic Committee reported. On January 27, the Ministry of Justice issued a registration certificate to the Uzbekistan Cycling Pro Team team.

The group stages of this year's AFC Champions League, which is set to feature up to three A-League clubs, will be played in centralised hubs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Madrid-based Atletico FC proposed to open an academy in Uzbekistan, the Tourism Development Committee said. This initiative was discussed in Madrid at a meeting of the Deputy PM/Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov with the senior officials of the Spanish team.

The Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) has suspended the FIFA and AFC referee Sherzod Kasymov from any football-related activity for three years for involvement in match-fixing, the UFA said in a statement.

Pieter Huistra, who worked as an assistant to the head coach Shota Arveladze since June 2017, has been named as the head coach of Pakhtakor, the website of Pakhtakor FC said.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced the schedule of competitions before the Tokyo Olympics. According to the schedule, on March 5-7 Tashkent will for the first time host the Grand Slam tournament. Previously, only Grand Prix tournaments had been annually held in Tashkent.

Tashkent will host the 2025 Asian Youth Games. On January 5 at the International Press Club, the Minister of Sports Dilmurod Nabiyev spoke about the preparations for the Games.

Temur Ismailov a 25-year-old tennis player from Uzbekistan, has been banned for seven years (with two suspended) and fined $12,000 after a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation found he had breached the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) rules on several occasions relating to match fixing.

Uzbekistan has revoked its bid to host the Asian Cup in 2027, Alisher Nikimbaev said. "The Uzbekistan Football Association has officially notified the Asian Football Confederation of revoking of its bid to host the 2027 Asian Cup," he said.

The President’s son-in-law, Otabek Umarov was elected the vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia at a meeting of the OCA executive committee in Oman Tuesday, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Uzbekistan said.