Title sponsor of 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 defined


Zhanna Korkitova

Title sponsor of 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 definedThe National Welfare Fund SamrukKazyna has become the main sponsor of the 7th Winter Asian Games.

The Agreement on cooperation between the Executive Directorate of the Organizing Committee of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 and the Fund SamrukKazyna has been signed today in the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Kazakhstan.

The amount of the sponsorship package made to KZT 3 bln. These funds will be allocated for solving organizing and technical problems and for holding all preparatory and sports events during the Games.

According to member of the Board of the Fund SamrukKazyna Kairat Aitkenov, the support to the Games the Fund provides is a strategic direction of development of competitiveness of the nation.

‘The prior aim of the main sponsor is not in allocating funds but in positioning as a state fund. The Fund as an operator of state programs will execute it at the highest possible level. It is of the highest importance for us to give this impetus for development of mass sport in our country’, K. Aitkenov said.


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Kazakh national team to be largest at 7th Asian Games


Zhanna Korkitova

The Kazakh delegation will be the largest at the 7th Asian Games 2011 which is to include 167 athletes. President of the Executive Directorate of the 7th Asian Games Organizing Committee Anatoly Kulnazarov said it during signing the agreement on cooperation between the Organizing Committee and SamrukKazyna in the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Kazakhstan today.

‘Currently there are 167 sportsmen of the national team are ready to participate in the Games. The second largest team at the Games is going to be China with 140 sportsmen going to the Games’, the Committee representative noted.

According to him in compliance with strategic plan of the Committee 2.5 thousand sportsmen are expected from 32 countries.

‘At the time of today 24 countries have confirmed their participation. Besides, we expect around 350,000 fans and 10,000 tourists who are interested in winter sports to come from many countries’, A. Kulnazarov said.

A. Kulnazarov also noted that the Kazakh national team faces the task to take the first or second place in team rating.