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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of August 18, 2015 No. 265-V

About professional sport

This Law establishes legal, organizational, economic and social basis of regulation of the public relations in the field of professional sport, and also determines legal status of the professional athletes, professional coaches, professional sports judges and other specialists performing activities in the field of professional sport.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts applied in this law

For the purposes of this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

1) professional sport – sport component, the professional sports activity directed to the organization and holding sports competitions for the purpose of achievement of high sports results and profit earning in which the main participants are professional athletes, professional coaches and professional sports judges;

2) the professional athlete – physical person for which professional sports are core activity, the reward which signed the employment contract in the field of professional sport with professional sports club and earning in accordance with the established procedure (including the salary) for preparation for sports competitions, participation in them and the shown results;

3) the professional coach – the physical person who had special training and having the corresponding qualification and confirmation on the right to work at the basis of the employment contract in the field of professional sport or the civil contract with professional sports club which execution provides carrying out with professional athletes of educational and training occupations, training in their safe and effective acceptances and methods of trainings for achievement of sports result, development of perspective, current and individual plans of sports training of the professional athlete and control of their execution, and also the reward earning in accordance with the established procedure (including the salary) for implementation of the specified activities;

4) the professional sports judge – the physical person having special qualification, authorized by the international sports federation or the relevant national federation by the form (types) of sport or the organizer of sports competitions to provide observance of the corresponding rules and conditions of holding sports competitions, and also the reward for implementation of the specified activities earning in accordance with the established procedure;

5) other specialists performing activities in the field of professional sport – the doctor, the massage therapist, the psychologist, and also other specialists who signed the employment contract in the field of professional sport with professional sports club, directly involved in process of training of the professional athlete for sports competitions and its participations in them;

6) professional sports club – the legal entity created and who is acting according to the legislation of Turkmenistan, entered member or contractual relations with the relevant national federation by the form (types) of sport, participating in sports competitions and profiting from these activities;

7) professional team by the form sport – the structure of professional sports club consisting of group of the professional athletes performing under the leadership of the professional coach (trainers) preparation and participation in sports competitions by the form of sport;

8) professional league – merging of professional sports clubs for the purpose of the organization and holding sports competitions between professional sports clubs by the form (or to types) sport within the country;

9) the international sports federation – the international non-governmental organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee managing one or several sports at the international level and combining the organizations managing this type (types) of sport at the national level in the structure;

10) the employment contract in the field of professional sport – the contract between the professional athlete, the professional coach or other specialist performing activities in the field of professional sport, and professional sports club, registered by the relevant national federation by the form (types) of sport according to which the professional athlete, the professional coach or other specialist performing activities in the field of professional sport shall perform personally the labor function determined by this agreement aims at achievement of high sports results and carry out other obligations provided by this agreement, and the professional sports club shall for it pay to the professional athlete, the professional coach or other specialist performing activities in the field of professional sport, the salary in the amount of and procedure, determined by the agreement, and to carry out other obligations provided by such agreement.

Article 2. The legislation of Turkmenistan in the field of professional sport and its task

1. The legislation of Turkmenistan in the field of professional sport is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan, consists of this Law, other laws and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan governing the relations in the field of professional sport.

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