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Mukhamediuly on development of mass sports in Kazakhstan: We are systematically moving forward

28 December 2018, 16:35
Photo: primeminister.kz

At a press conference in the Government’s press center Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly said that in 2018 national teams participated in 570 sports competitions, winning 677 medals for the country (196 gold, 187 silver and 294 bronze medals). At the same time, the adoption of legislative initiatives will enhance the development of mass sports.

In his Address “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Incomes and Quality of Life,” the Head of State set the task to increase the availability of mass sports and physical education.

“Where there is a massive sport, there is a result. I am sure that the steps we are now taking in the near future will bear fruit. The national teams played successfully at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. Kazakhstan did not attract athletes from the outside, our policy is to nurture our own champions. Of course, this requires a certain time, but we are moving in the right direction,” said Mukhamediuly.

It should be noted that Kazakhstan was the only one among the CIS and Baltic countries at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang that won 57 licenses. Yulia Galysheva won a bronze medal in freestyle skiing and Kazakhstan took 28th place in the team rating), XII Paralympic Winter Games (Alexander Kolyadin won the gold medal in cross-country skiing and took 20th place in the team rating), III Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where our athletes won 10 medals of various denominations (4 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze), thus taking 14th place in the unofficial medal standings.

The minister also noted that world-class professional boxing is being actively replenished by Kazakhstani pupils.

According to the ministry, over 11,000 sports facilities operate in the republic. Statistics indicate that every third Kazakhstani is systematically engaged in physical culture, over half a million of them are children and teenagers. Since 2017, 98% of secondary schools have introduced 3-hour classes in physical culture and sports.

In addition, Mukhamediuly, taking the opportunity, invited everyone to take part in the New Year's race, which will be held 11 p.m. Dec. 31 from the Baiterek monument to the Khan Shatyr shopping and entertainment complex.

Under the auspices of the Jubilee of Astana, major international sports tournaments and championships were held – the Asian Open Biathlon Championship, the anniversary tournament “Battle of Nomads-10” in mixed martial arts. For the first time in the territory of Central Asia and the CIS countries, international triathlon competitions IRONMAN 70.3 were held. In order to strengthen training in winter sports, work was carried out on the redeployment of the State Enterprise "Center for Olympic Training in Winter Sports" from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Schuchinsk.

In July 2018, with the participation of the Head of State, the world-class International Ski Complex “Burabay” was opened, which has no analogues in the CIS.

On an area of ​​120 hectares there is a ski stadium, an indoor complex with a swimming pool and training halls, facilities for jumping from a springboard, biathlon tracks, a medical and recreation complex and a hotel for 200 people. Athletes from different countries of the world could already assess the ski base, since the early 2018 international competitions in cross-country skiing and the Asian Biathlon Championship have been held here. In general, the complex has the most comfortable conditions for taking as athletes, and just for vacationers and tourists.

 

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