Jordan’s 120 athletes competing at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be watched by a huge global television audience. More than 600 journalists from across the world have arrived in Ashgabat to cover the event which officially gets underway on Sunday night with the Opening Ceremony. The event is expected to be broadcast through more than 57 channels as well as live streamed through www.ashgabat2017.com. The number of Rights Holders Broadcasters signing up has delighted organisers who can expect Ashgabat 2017 to be watched by more people than any previous edition of the Games. “We are looking forward to hosting a cultural celebration of humanity in Ashgabat over the next two weeks and we are delighted that it will be enjoyed by a massive worldwide television audience,” said Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Nineteen of the 21 sports will be covered live from the 15 competition venues. FUTSAL KEEP TRAINING FOR ASHGABAT Meanwhile, Jordan’s Futsal team continued training ahead of their first match on Monday in Group D against Kyrgyzstan. Salah Abu Ja’far, the Head Coach, said they were focussing now on match winning tactics. “We are preparing well because we are in a tough group with the favourites Iran, but we will do our best to move to the quarterfinal,” he said. WEIGHTLIFTERS ARRIVE IN ASHGABAT Meanwhile, the Weightlifting team has joined Team Jordan at the Athletes Village. The team will compete on the September 22 through Malik Musa, Khalid Al Abbudi and Ra’ed Al Khawaldeh.
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