- 15 Jan 2019
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News from the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
15 January 2019
The NOC of Kazakhstan and the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office organised a seminar for female athletes from Kazakhstan on 13 and 14 December 2018. With the theme of women athletes’ career transition, this seminar brought together over 30 women who were either active athletes, had completed their sports career or where preparing to change social spheres. The participants were given advice on developing communications skills, self-presentation and career guidance. The NOC representatives also underlined the existence of Olympic Solidarity international programmes. More info here.
20 december 2018
The NOC of Kazakhstan held the 2018 edition of its National Sports Awards on 4 December in Astana. The winners were voted for online by the general public over a two-week period. The NOC received around 500,000 votes in total. The ceremony, which saw awards presented in nine categories, was attended by athletes, including Olympians, national sports federation leaders and NOC partners, among others. Notable guests included the Minister for Culture and Sport, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly; the Minister for Information and Communications, Dauren Abayev; and the Chair of the NOC’s Women in Sport Commission, Umut Shayakhmetova. More details here.
10 december 2018
The Kazakh medallists from the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 were honoured during a ceremony in Astana in the presence of Kazakhstan NOC President Timur Kulibayev and the Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sport, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. Fifty-eight athletes from Kazakhstan competed in 23 sports in Buenos Aires. More info here.
30 October 2018
Following a working meeting, the NOC of Kazakhstan and UNESCO Almaty decided to strengthen efforts around sports-based initiatives for the further development and promotion of the following four main areas: education, sport for all, gender equality and the fight against doping. Full details here.
7 August 2018
The NOC of Kazakhstan, Fukuoka Prefecture and the City of Kurume have signed a memorandum of understanding on the training camp for the Olympic team of the Republic of Kazakhstan prior to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The signing ceremony took place on 24 July in Kurume in the prefecture of Fukuoka, Japan. The NOC’s Sports Department Director, Elsiyar Kanagatov, the Governor of Fukuoka, Hiroshi Ogawa, and the Mayor of Kurume, Tsutomu Okubo, signed the MoU, which will allow Kazakh athletes to undergo a high-quality preparation process and acclimatise just before the Olympic Games. More info on www.olympic.kz.
9 July 2018
On 23 and 24 June, sports competitions were hosted throughout Kazakhstan as a celebration of Olympic Day. An event called “The games of young nomads” was organised by the Centre for Palliative Care for Children with oncology diseases ("I am with You") with the active support of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty and the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The games, which involved more than 180 children with oncological diseases, were organised under the slogan "Move, Explore! Discover!" and featured competitions in various sports. Kazakhstan champions, wrestlers Amandyk Bakiyev and Zhiger Zakirov, Olympic freestyle skier Zhanbota Aldabergenova and judoka Azamat Mukanov were present at the ceremony, during which each participant received gifts, prizes and an IOC certificate. More info at www.olympic.kz.
4 June 2018
The “Alley of Champions” in the “Park of Lovers” Square in Astana has just got bigger. New trees have been planted by four great Kazakh athletes: Denis Ten (bronze medal, Sochi 2014), Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh (bronze medal, Rio 2016), Merey Akshalov (world boxing champion) and Abzal Azhgaliyev (PyeongChang 2018 flagbearer). This joint eco-initiative of the NOC of Kazakhstan and the City Council of Astana was launched after the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The first trees were planted by the winners and diploma-winners of the 2016 Games, followed by respected national sports veterans. Info at www.olympic.kz.
28 May 2018
On 24 May, the NOC of Kazakhstan opened a permanent exhibition entitled "Olympic Movement in Kazakhstan" in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana. The exhibition will showcase the sporting history of the country, the history of the NOC, Kazakhstan’s participation at the Olympic Games and the performances by the country’s athletes and will feature items belonging to the athletes. Kazakhstani athletes Serik Sapiyev, Vassiliy Levit, Denis Ten, Guzel Manyurova, Kairat Yeraliyev and Abzal Azhgaliyev were the honorary guests at the inauguration. The opening of the exhibition has been timed to coincide with the celebration of Olympic Day. Indeed, on 23 June, one more exhibition is scheduled to open. Olympic Solidarity is also supporting the launch of this exhibition. More details on www.olympic.kz