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.
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 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is to introduce a maximum term of 12 years for all Council positions within the sport’s global governing body, while the organisation has also announced the hosts for a number of its upcoming national team tournaments.
The Kazakh government has moved to seize control of Astana Presidential Club, a group of sports teams that includes a UCI WorldTour cycling outfit and the domestic Premier League football champion, amid concerns over the financing of the operation.