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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.

Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan, will host the 2021 World Combat Games, it has been announced at the Global Association of International Sports Federations’ (GAISF) general assembly today (…

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.

The Ironman triathlon series has made its first move into the Central Asia market by scheduling a new event in Astana, Kazakhstan.