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From August 14-18, on the basis of the Olympic Training Center for Winter Sports in the city of Shchuchinsk, the II stage of the FIS World Cup in roller skis among men and women will be held. More than 10 countries have already applied for participation, including: Italy, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, China, Thailand and of course Kazakhstan!

Competition program:
August 13 is the day of arrival;
August 14 - sprint 200 m;
August 15 - mixed combined sprint 1.4 km;
August 17 - individual race with a classic 10 km course;
August 18 - mass start with a free run of 16/20 km.

Come support our athletes!

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In early June 2024, the 55th International Ski Congress was held in Reykjavik (Iceland). On behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the event was attended by representatives of the National Ski Association - Secretary General A. Valiev and Executive Director I. Khananov.

The congress discussed the integration of freeride as a FIS discipline, the inclusion of two new FIS associate members: Guinea-Bissau and Qatar, and the selection of 18 Council members. In addition, the meeting considered financial reports, the report of the FIS President, changes to the constituent documents, issues of competence of the Committees, the calendar plan of championships and cups.

Based on the results of the 55th International Ski Congress, positive decisions were made to include ski and snowboard freeride as a full-fledged FIS discipline, to amend the FIS Charter and the date of their entry into force, on the results of elections to the FIS Council, including the representative of Paralympians.

The results of the procedures for the election of countries for future FIS world championships were announced. Thus, the upcoming events from 2028 will be held:
- FIS 2028 Ski Jumping World Championships - Planica (Slovenia);
- FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2029 - Narvik (Norway);
- FIS World Snowboard, Freestyle and Cross Country Championships 2029 - Zhangjiakou (China);
- FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2031 in Val Gardena (Italy).

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Today, Vice President of the National Ski Association V. Smirnov visited the Paralympic Training Center and the Tarlan Ice Rink in Astana.

The vice-president of the Association was presented with a gym and playrooms reconstructed according to international standards, fully adapted for people with disabilities, a running track and an ice rink.

The Tarlan Ice Rink is a modern, compact and comfortable training facility with an indoor ice rink for winter sports.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to plans for future cooperation.

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The leadership of the National Ski Association held a number of meetings with representatives of state bodies and the National Olympic Committee.

President of the Association D.Suleimenov officially presented the newly elected vice-president, legendary Kazakhstani skier, 1994 Olympic champion in cross-country skiing, four-time world champion, two-time winner of the Big Crystal Globe Vladimir Smirnov.

Minister of Tourism and Sports Ermek Marzhikpayev congratulated V.Smirnov on his election, as well as on the 30th anniversary of winning the first gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in the history of independent Kazakhstan.

The words of congratulations during the meetings, as well as wishes in the revival of the rich traditions of cross-country skiing in our country, were expressed by the akim of the mountains. Astana Zh.Kasymbek and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zh.Utesheva.

During the meeting, problematic issues and prospects for the development of skiing were discussed, events held as part of the participation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Winter Asian Games-2025 in Harbin (China) and the Winter Olympic Games-2026 (Milan-Cortina, Italy).





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