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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.

He said that over 5,000 athletes are expect to participate in the Asian Youth Games so far. So around 15,000 guests are expected to visit Tashkent, including coaches, doctors, members of the official delegation and the mass media.

“Definitely we will need to create decent conditions for hosting the event. To this end, as per the president’s instructions, a world class Olympic Town with all amenities will be erected in the Bostonliq district of Tashkent province.

All the infrastructure will be improved and the Olympic Town will have to be be commissioned by 2025.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has its own standards for these Games. In particular, we will launch the promotion campaign of the competition from next year, creating its emblem and symbol. In turn, a special working group of the OCA will come and study how the preparations are going. Every year, the Ministry of Sports will have to make presentations on the progress during the year, discuss plans for next year with the National Olympic Committee and the Tashkent city hall.

The hosting nation is entitled to determine the sports that will be included in the competition program, with at least 8 sports of the Olympic Games to be mandatorily to be listed. 

We will of course add sports that are the most developed in our country, including freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, judo, as football, swimming, as well as our own national sports.

We will take measures to thoroughly prepare our team for this competition, to improve the selection, to create all conditions for the national team,” the press service of the Ministry of Sports quoted Dilmurod Nabiyev as saying.

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