The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is proud to announce that Coca-Coca Turkmenistan and LGI are the first international official supporters of Ashgabat 2017.

Dayanch Gulgeldiyev Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee commented: “We are extremely excited to have two of the biggest global brands on board for Ashgabat 2017. We are grateful for their support, both LGI and Coca-Cola share our core values of Health, Inspiration, Friendship and are committed to inspiring an active lifestyle making them a great addition to the Ashgabat 2017 family.”

LG International Corp., or LGI, has been part of the driving force behind leading South Korea’s trade and economic development, ever since its establishment in 1953. LGI has continuously dedicated its commitment to honour sport and fans around the world. Not only does LG Group own one of the most popular franchises in Korea – LG Twins Baseball Club and LG Sakers Basketball Club, it had previously sponsored the Bundesliga football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Boca Juniors (Argentina) and Fulham FC (English Premier League) are other examples of LG’s successful involvement with sport sponsorship.

As an affiliate of the leading business group in Korea, LG Group, LGI had also been a proud sponsor of Olympic and Paralympic Games, FIFA World Cup and the International Cricket Council.

Mr. Yu Beak Kim, Head of Ashgabat office, LG International Corp. “LGI’s participation in the 5th AIMAG as an official sponsor reflects the company’s aspiration of bringing people together and demonstrating corporate social responsibility through sports. LGI acknowledges sport sponsorship as one of the most effective ways to engage with customers around the world on a more approachable level. 

“The 5th AIMAG, the first of its kind to be held in Central Asia, is in line with such significant sporting events, in which LGI is privileged to participate. At LGI we believe that the announced sponsorship is an opportunity to exhibit its strong appreciation and support to the nation and people of Turkmenistan, while also contributing our best efforts in delivering a successful and memorable Games for all.”

Coca-Cola Turkmenistan is a long-term investor in Turkmenistan since 1998. The company operates a beverage plant in Ashgabat where it creates direct and indirect employment for about 750 people. Under the support agreement, the company will provide a variety of beverages, including water (Bonaqua), carbonated soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite) and sports drinks (Powerade) to athletes, team leaders and Ashgabat 2017 staff and volunteers during the period of the Games. The company will also activate a fan zone for spectators and guests of the Games within the Ashgabat Olympic Complex.

Mr. Goktug Gozutok, General Manager of Coca-Cola Turkmenistan: “As a long-term player in the local market, we are glad to support this international event, which will bring together athletes and sports followers from around the world. Coca-Cola is a world-renowned brand with a long history of supporting the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement. We will do our best to deliver a great experience with our products at the Games.”


Note to editors:

The Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games is the fifth edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and will take place in Turkmenistan from 17–27 September 2017.

There will be 21 sports at Ashgabat 2017 across 15 venues over 12 days of competition. The 21 sports are 3×3 Basketball, Belt Wrestling, Billiard Sports, Bowling, Chess, DanceSport, Equestrian Jumping, Futsal, Indoor Athletics, Indoor Tennis, Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kurash, Muay, Sambo, Short Course Swimming, Taekwondo, Track Cycling Traditional Wrestling, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Ashgabat was awarded the Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2010. The 5th AIMAG Executive Committee will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the OCA.

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About LGI

LG International Corp., or LGI, has been part of the driving force behind leading South Korea’s trade and economic development, ever since its establishment in 1953. During the past, LGI spearheaded the export and import related activities of the country's major industries. Business portfolio of LGI has further evolved to encompass development of natural resources and the construction of plants. At present, LGI actively serves its role as an investor in related fields, and thus became a true specialist in the development of natural resources.

LGI, with more than 80 business networks globally in Asia, Europe, and North America, are conducting 30 projects in coal, oil & gas, metals and palms, among others. LGI was the first Korean company to start its operation in Turkmenistan, and has proven itself to be a faithful partner of the nation, fostering growth and bringing development in the field of petrochemical, oil and gas industries. 

About Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers

Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers has been present in Turkmenistan since 1998. It is a subsidiary of an international, Turkey-based bottling company Coca-Cola Icecek, part of Anadolu Group. Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers operates a plant in Ashgabat where it produces soft drinks and water under the license of The Coca-Cola Company.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest producer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of its beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries every day. Led by Coca Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, the company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options.