The events and celebrations devoted to the International Olympic Day have taken place in Tashkent. It was attended by president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, and President of the Association of National Olympic committees and the Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
The guests visited the new building of the Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan located in the heart of the city near other major and the oldest sporting facilities and arenas. Great interest was shown by the guests towards the newly launched Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Sports Medicine located in this building. It is a modern medical facility fitted out with over 500 various hi tech medical equipment most of which has been imported for the first time not only into this country but also to Central Asia. The highly qualified specialists who undertook training courses abroad will be helping the local federations in preparing the athletes to major international competitions. At this facility the doctors have the opportunity to not only help injured or rehabilitating athletes, but can also analyze the potential of the athletes and help build a customized training approach to maximize their results.
The guests got also acquainted with other sporting facilities of the capital. They visited the Republican high school sports in rhythmic gymnastics and inspected the ‘Uzbekistan’ sports complex. They took part in the closing and awarding ceremony of the winners of the Asian Championship in boxing among juniors. Participants of the events also visited the most modern football stadium in Uzbekistan ‘Bunyodkor’.
The central event was held at the Museum of Olympic Glory, which was opened on the International Olympic Day in Tashkent. President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach read out his message on this occasion. Then followed a demo performance of young athletes, representing the national federations of Olympic sports: track and fields, gymnastics, fencing, and martial arts, which was a kind of demonstration of the power and potential of sport of the country.
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and President of the Association of National Olympic Committees and the Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah wished the representatives of the Uzbek community sports successes on the international stage.