Confederation of Combat Sports and Powerlifting Chairman Timur Kulibayev directed members of the confederation during a March 12 confederation meeting to intensify their preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games.
New Confederation Director General Daniar Abulgazin was also introduced at the meeting. He took the position after the resignation of Saken Musaibekov, who was appointed by governmental decree to the position of Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan..
The confederation meeting addressed training quality, general preparations of the national team for the Olympics as well as improving judicial qualifications and the participation of Kazakh judges as part of the judicial delegation at the 2016 Olympic Games. Confederation members also discussed developing international cooperation and improving the English language skills of judges, coaches and athletes.
The confederation also pays special attention to the prevention and detection of illicit use of drugs by athletes. Therefore, the current year was declared the “Year of Sport Medicine Development and the Fight against Doping.” The president of the confederation directed that cutting-edge science be used in that effort.
In August, Kazakhstan will host a World Judo Championship in Astana. In this regard, the Judo Federation of Kazakhstan was given precise instructions on the preparation and organisation of the upcoming event.