Ashgabat, first in the former Soviet Central Asian region, won the right to host the Asian Indoor Games. The host city was chosen in Kuwait on 19 December 2010. On 6 July 2013 the flag of the Olympic Council of Asia was officially handed over to the mayor of the city of Ashgabat.
The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are held at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex, which is a unique facility which has no parallel in the Central Asian region. The Complex boasts of over 30 structures, which also includes 15 competition venues, an Athletes' Village and a Paralympic Rehabilitation Medical Center. The construction was launched by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. On November 5, 2010, the Turkmen President took part in the official stone laying ceremony for the Olympic Village. Investment in the first phase amounted to nearly $2 billion. The second phase of construction cost $3 billion. The total cost of the Olympic Village was $5 billion and the construction was carried by Turkish construction company Polimeks.
All 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia were invited to compete at these Games. For the first time in the Asian Games are attended by 17 Oceania National Olympic Committees. Oceania countries will be under full participation, so they will be eligible for medals.
A total of 21 sports are represented for the Indoor and Martial Arts Games: five Olympic sports (cycling, equestrian, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling), five Olympic sports contested only in non-Olympic formats (basketball, athletics, football, swimming and tennis) and eleven non-Olympic sports (bowling, chess, cue sports, dancesport, ju-jitsu, kickboxing, kurash, muaythai, sambo, belt wrestling and traditional wrestling).
Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sports discipline.
· 3-on-3 basketball (2)
· Indoor athletics (26)
· Bowling (6)
· Chess (10)
· Track cycling (10)
· Cue sports (13)
· Dancesport (11)
· Equestrian (3)
· Futsal (2)
· Ju-Jitsu (17)
· Kickboxing (15)
· Kurash (15)
· Muay Thai (14)
· Sambo (23)
· Short course swimming (30)
· Taekwondo (18)
· Tennis (5)
· Weightlifting (16)
· Wrestling (18)
· Belt wrestling (58)
· Traditional wrestling (26)
Demonstration tournaments for various electronic sports are to be held at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
The Ju-Jitsu was held on tree days (16., 18. and 19. September) at the Martial Art Arena. All fights have been broadcasted. There the hole Team of the Technical Officials practise with the broadcast and the volunteers the day before of the competition (simulation of a tournament). Several technical, coach and referee meetings were held, so that the tournament could run in a very professional way. All Technical Officials had the same uniform.
Some Statistic about this Ju-Jitsu event.
· 21 Countries from Asia
· 251 Athletes
· 46 international Technical Officials (Asia, Afrika, South Amerika, Oceania and Europa)
· 3 national Technical Official
· 130 Volunteers
· Software: ATOS
· Disciplines: Ne-waza (all weight categories and Open Class), Duo Classic, Duo Show, Ju-Jitsu Contact (new system)
12 Countries got a Gold medal. 18 counties got a medal. In total for 24 categories (94) medals were given to the Ju-Jitsu athletes.
To implement the Ju-Jitsu Contact system was a wish of the Turkmenistan Government and some Asian Countries. There was the possibility to have this system under the umbrella of JJIF or under the umbrella of another international federation (Combat Ju-Jitsu). The President JJIF made this decision (political decision), to have this kind of system in JJIF. It is no more Sport Ju-Jitsu Discipline like Fighting, Ne-waza, Duo – it is more a (future) professional System. This system will not be included in the (official) World Championships JJIF.
More Information’s and all results to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games you can find at the web: www.ashgabt2017.com