On January 20, 2021 the President of Turkmenistan visited the Ashgabat Olympic City and was briefed on the progress of preparations for major international tournaments.
The leader of the Turkmen nation assessed the state of the unique sports facilities, the largest of which was the Olympic Stadium, capable of hosting world-class soccer and track-and-field competitions and cultural events. The head of Turkmenistan stated that the stadium could become the venue for the events dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of independence and gave instructions in this regard. Arkadag emphasized that the festivities must meet the spirit of the Turkmen nation, demonstrate Turkmenistan's achievements in developing sports and the Olympic movement, popularization of healthy lifestyle and physical culture.
World-class competitions, such as the 5th Asian Games, have strengthened the state's authority and activated the mechanism of sports diplomacy promoted by Turkmenistan.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov noted the successes of Turkmen athletes, calling for new achievements, and also mentioned an update on Yulduz Dzhumabayeva's triumphThe state will continue to make every effort to provide all conditions for the effective training of athletes. The state will continue to make every effort to provide all conditions for effective training of athletes. The conditions are developed not only in professional performance sports, but also at the level of children's sections and general civilian physical culture.