The President of Kazakhstan met with the participants of the XXX Olympic Games in London and talked with them about the preparation of young athletes for participation in the next Olympic Games and international competitions.
“I congratulate you on the opening of a new sports complex, offering the opportunity to host competitions at the world level. I hope that enjoying sports at this centre equipped with the most modern equipment, you will bring new medals for Kazakhstan,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Deputy Governor of the region reported to the President on the development of sports in the region and familiarized the head of state with the project of construction of the sports town «Sport City - Pavlodar». The President was also presented a video about the development of the social infrastructure in single industry towns of the region - the opening of the sports complex in the city of Aksu, and the course of construction of a music school in the city of Ekibastuz.
At the end of the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev surveys the universal hall, which is already hosting an international boxing tournament with participation of sportsmen from the CIS and non-CIS countries.
The sports complex is the only sports center of such level in the region. It is equipped with 10 halls for game kinds of sports, acrobatics and gymnastics, wrestling and boxing, weightlifting and group exercise classes. There are also special premises for rendering medical assistance.
The new sports arena can accommodate at a time nearly 400 sportsman and 1000 spectators. The daily capacity of the complex is nearly 300-350 guests.