Sports day in Kazakhstan: what events will be held in Astana on August 18
Next weekend the country will celebrate the day of sports In Kazakhstan. In accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the professional holiday of physical culture workers is celebrated every third Sunday of August. The holiday will be celebrated in all sports institutions in Astana, the official website of Astana akimat reports.
From 14 to 19 August in honor of the celebration of the day of sports in Kazakhstan on all sports grounds of the capital at the same time will be held competitions in 19 sports. The program of sporting events includes Cossack kuresi, lifting weights, arm wrestling, asyk ATU, hunting with Golden eagle (berkutchi), kokpar, togyzkumalak, grappling, roller skis, tennis, Cycling, athletics, powerlifting, rowing, Boxing, Kyokushinkai-Kan karate, Taekwondo, hand-to-hand combat, ice hockey. These days all sports palaces, complexes and clubs of the city will hold competitions and tournaments in which about three thousand athletes will take part. Astana office of culture and sports invites not only professionals, but also all fans of active and healthy lifestyle, guests and residents of the capital to take part in the planned activities.
The most large-scale sports event dedicated to the celebration of the sports Day in Astana will be a bike ride. This event is held in the capital every year in late summer and gathers about a thousand people, including both professionals and Cycling enthusiasts. Participants of the bike ride will have to overcome the distance of 5 km along Kabanbay Batyr Avenue from the Palace «Saltanat sarayy» to the stadium «Astana arena». Registration will begin at 7:00 PM, start at 8 am.
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