KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 29, 2015 /CNW/ - At a press conference
today Kazakhstan's premier winter sports athletes reaffirmed Almaty
2022's commitment to provide the best athlete's experience for both the
2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Sochi 2014 figure skating bronze medalist Mr. Denis Ten, Kazakhstan
National Team Ice Dancer, Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympian Ms. Karina
Uzurova and Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games participant Ms Zhanyl
Baltabayeva joined the President of the National Paralympic Committee
of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Kairat Boranbayev and Almaty 2022 Vice
Chairman Mr. Andrey Kryukov to discuss how Almaty's compact Games
Concept will be a huge benefit to the athletes.
During the event, the athletes highlighted how the combination of
Almaty's ideal winter climate and efficient and easy to use Games
Concept would provide the perfect competition conditions for both Games
Almaty's Games Concept is one of the most compact in over 30 years with
all venues are located within a 30km radius of the Olympic Village.
Additionally, 70% of the necessary venues already exist and are in full
use, and by 2017 80% will exist due to the Winter Universiade.
Sochi 2014 Bronze medalist Mr. Denis Ten: " As an athlete, I can tell you that the close proximity of all venues to
the Village is an amazing benefit for the Olympians. The short travel
times make life easier for the athletes and allow them to better
prepare for the biggest competitions of their lives. Almaty's amazing
mountain and city venues are tried and tested and will provide an
amazing experience for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, spectators
and everyone watching around the world."
The athletes also shared their personal stories and described why Almaty
2022 is so important to them and the thousands of aspiring young Kazakh
athletes who want desperately to host the Games in their country.
Ms Zhanyl Baltabayeva: " Winter sports is our passion in Almaty and our amazing and accessible
venues will be a huge benefit to all athletes. Almaty has significant
experience hosting events for para-athletes and our perfect winter
climate will provide the perfect competition conditions during both
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