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These days (January 29 – February 8), the 28th Winter Universiade, a multi-sport winter event, is taking place in Almaty. More than 1,600 student-athletes from 578 universities compete for medals.

January 29, the opening ceremony of the universiade took place in the ice palace “Almaty Arena”.

Opening Ceremony Winter Universiade 2017, photo 1

colorful show


One hundred fifteen athletes from Kazakhstan took part in twenty sports at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In total, the national team won 13 medals (7 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze).

Gold medals were won in the following disciplines: cycling (Alexander Vinokourov), weightlifting (Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maya Maneza, Svetlana Podobedova, Ilya Ilyin), athletics (Olga Rypakova), boxing (Serik Sapiyev).

Thanks to all the athletes for their efforts!

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Medeo is a sports complex built at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level, near the former capital city of Kazakhstan – Almaty. Medeo is the highest mountain range in the world for winter sports with the largest area of artificial ice field – 10500 square meters. The following photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Medeo, Almaty, Kazakhstan view 1


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The music video of Kazakhstan band “All Давай” devoted to coming 7-th Winter Asian Games 2011 hosted by Astana and Almaty cities.