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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF View Post
    After watching that, I'm a little surprised they chose to hold World's there. I wonder if there will be a live stream.
    Why wouldn't it have a live stream? Turkmenistan already hosted the 2017 Asian Champs and it had coverage just like any other similar event.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF View Post
    After watching that, I'm a little surprised they chose to hold World's there. I wonder if there will be a live stream.
    Kazakhstan, Thailand or Qatar have abhorrent politics too. We'd rather not go down that road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanJM View Post
    Why wouldn't it have a live stream? Turkmenistan already hosted the 2017 Asian Champs and it had coverage just like any other similar event.

    Hermit government, weak infrastructure, strict control of media in country...
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    Russia's WWC team:

    W49 Sobol

    W55 Ershova

    W59 Khlestkina and Tyo (R)

    W64 Aleeva and Turieva and Kozlova (R)

    W71 Romanova and Petrova

    W87 Mstieva and Paskhina (R)

    W87+ Kashirina

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    M67 Khalibekov

    M73 Petrov

    M81 Getts and Unanyan (R)

    M89 Okulov and Sidakov

    M96 Klimonov and Kuptsov

    M102 Sheyko

    M109 Bochkov and Sabanchiev (R)

    M109+ Albegov
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    Sheyko still alive? cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF View Post
    Hermit government, weak infrastructure, strict control of media in country...
    Yes - it is a hermit government. But they've actually got world class sporting infrastructure which has been funded almost entirely from their gas & oil royalties.

    The facilities that will be used for the upcoming World Champs were built for last year's Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games - an event on which the Turkmenistan Government spent almost $10 billion USD to build and host (though to be fair, that figure includes the cost of building a brand new international airport).

    I guarantee that there will be world class media coverage of the event. It's all part of the Government's strategy to make the country look impressive from afar.

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    I was going to say - 10 billion for a sports venue? If it includes an airport, then sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNL View Post
    I was going to say - 10 billion for a sports venue? If it includes an airport, then sure.
    The construction of the AIMAG village and associated stadiums and facilities cost over $5 billion to build. The new airport 'only' cost $2.3 billion.

    If you'd like yet another perspective on the AIMAG facilities then read this ITG blog post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleddau View Post
    Yes - it is a hermit government. But they've actually got world class sporting infrastructure which has been funded almost entirely from their gas & oil royalties.

    The facilities that will be used for the upcoming World Champs were built for last year's Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games - an event on which the Turkmenistan Government spent almost $10 billion USD to build and host (though to be fair, that figure includes the cost of building a brand new international airport).

    I guarantee that there will be world class media coverage of the event. It's all part of the Government's strategy to make the country look impressive from afar.
    All good info. I don't think the question was unfair. We've seen events with little/no coverage in more "normal" countries.
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    World's is going to be massive, probably the largest ever attended. The updated preliminary schedule has seven days of 7 sessions plus two days of 5 sessions and one day of 4.

    There are 'E' sessions for 96kg and 64kg classes.... technical officials are getting a good workout. The late sessions will start at 10pm local time. I wonder if we'll get any sessions where someone snatches on one day and clean and jerks on another (I've actually been to a comp where that happened)

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