The Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan was established in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The inauguration of the Association, which will conduct activities with the aim of keeping traditional sports and games alive in Uzbekistan, was held with the participation of World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) President Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan. The program started with local Uzbek folk dance performances and continued with the arranged conference.
Speaking at the conference on the Future of Ethnosports in Uzbekistan, WEC President Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan expressed the satisfaction he felt from the founding of the Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan, saying,
“We Believe in the Importance of Corporate Structuring”
“As an important center of ancient Turk culture, the establishment of the Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan pleases us greatly. We believe corporate structuring to be important in terms of the sustainability of the traditional sports that contain the cultural values of every nation. On the occasion of the Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan’s establishment, the youths of Uzbekistan will have the chance to identify more with the traditional games of their own country and perform these sports and games more.”
“We Will Have Increased Contact with Uzbekistan in the Field of Traditional Sports and Games”
“The World Ethnosport Confederation has had an ongoing relationship with the Republic of Uzbekistan for three years. Our hope with the opening of the Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan is that our collaborations involving traditional sports and games will increase even more.”
“Uzbekistan Has Approximately 5,000 Traditional Sports and Games”
Republic of Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism and Sports Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov stated that, because the approximately 3-5 thousand traditional sports and games have begun to be forgotten in Uzbekistan, these sports and games need to be brought back to the Uzbek culture using new corporate solutions. He said that all the activities of the Ethnosport Association of Uzbekistan that are in line with these aims are important and all these efforts will be supported by the Ministry.