In front of the President of SportAccord Mr Hein Verbruggen, the President of the World Muaythai Council General Thanajaro, the President of IFMA Dr Tapsuwan, and so many dignitaries from around the world, beautiful Samarkand was the perfect venue for this historical event.
The Silk Road Cup is a concept which mixes culture and sport throughout Asia and Europe, along the route of the historic Silk Road.
Many VIPs will be travelling to attend the Final in Samarkand, representatives from cultural and sporting ministries. The President of SportAccord, Mr. Hein Verbruggen, will be a guest of honour, as this event is an official qualifier for the 2013 World Combat Games, which will be held from the 18th-26th October in St Petersburg, Russia.
Saturday the 18th of May will be a historical day for Muaythai, with the final of the Silk Road Cup taking place in Uzbekistan.
The story of the Silk Road is one of grand adventure. From China to India, through Southeast Asia, Persia, Arabia and into the ancient Mediterranean, the Silk Road once stretched through baking deserts, over treacherous mountain passes, and across lush landscapes.
The route was traveled by merchants and caravans, explorers, and conquerors in search of wealth, trade, and new lands. The result was a mix of culture and civilization which marked the history of our world.