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Andrey Kryukov (2022 Bid Vice-Chairman): Almaty 2022’s slogan is ‘Keeping it Real’ and so to put it simply, we are determined to provide the Olympic Movement with a new concept for the winter Games: one that is sensible, affordable and sustainable.


The contest to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games may be a two-horse race, but promises to be one of the most fascinating ever. Kevin Roberts explains why, examining the background to the bidding battle and detailing each candidate through the eyes of its bid leader.

HE Idrissov, Yerlan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan opened the session and reiterated full support of the Government. Theme briefings on Accommodation, followed by Transport, Media Operations and part 2 of the Sports & Venues theme were conducted.  A venue tour of the City Zone held in the afternoon demonstrated the compactness of the Games Concept.

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed a media-rights deal in five central Asian countries with the Saran Media agency

Insurance companies are removing or ramping up the cost of pandemic insurance for sports events - CNA/Reuters South Korean football's K League hopes to have fans back in stadiums from July 10 - Yonhap

The Russian Premier League has announced a broadcast deal spanning 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This year's Tokyo marathon is being confined to 200 elite runners due to the coronavirus outbreak, wiping out the mass participation element that would have involved 38,000 amateur runners