Ashgabat 2017 announces LG International Corp. (LGI) and Coca-Cola Turkmenistan as Official Supporters of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Ashgabat 2017 announces LG International Corp. (LGI) and Coca-Cola Turkmenistan as Official Supporters of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games


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.

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