Articles by Arsen Dilim

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Kazakh Journalists Promote 2017 Winter Universiade at Congress of International Sports Journalists in Qatar

DOHA – Qatar’s capital recently hosted the 79th congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). The latest annual event gathered more than 200 delegates from more than 100 countries. Kazakhstan Association of Sports Press (ASPK) President Ilyas Omarov and General Secretary Stanislav Filippov represented their nation. The participants discussed the most urgent problems of…

Kazakhs Conquer another Dakar

The 38th Dakar Rally, the most extreme marathon on the planet, ended recently with Kazakhstan’s honour defended by the Presidential professional sports clubs Astana Motorsports cargo crew and Kazakhstan passenger crew. According to the results of this prestigious competition held in Argentina and Bolivia, Astana Motorsports took 11th place and Kazakhstan, 25th. The colours of…

Sagymbayev Appointed Astana Barys First Head Coach from Kazakhstan

Despite the fact that hockey season ended a few weeks ago, news about Astana’s favourite team sport is exciting fans in the midst of summer. News recently spread quickly among the hockey world that the head coach of Barys Andrei Nazarov had accepted an invitation to lead SKA Saint Petersburg, current holders of Gagarin Cup.…

National Hockey Team Dominates in First Two Group Games

Kazakhstan’s national hockey team has made a confident start in the first division of the world championships in Krakow, Poland. In their first two games in Group A, Kazakhstan convincingly beat the national teams of Ukraine and Hungary, 5-2 and 5-0, respectively. The Kazakhs controlled both of their first games, which strongly resembled each other.…

Hockey Star Thoresen Talks Almaty’s Olympic Chances, his Place among Current Greats

This season, Astana Barys defender, Canadian-born Kevin Dallman, who once again plans to play for Kazakhstan’s national team at the World Cup, crossed the 300-point mark in his Continental Hockey League (KHL) games. This is the sixth instance of someone passing this mark in the KHL and is an absolute first among defenders. In the…

Canada, Kazakhstan Practice Diplomacy on Ice with Friendly Hockey Match

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Canada recently carried out a little diplomacy on ice when members of the Astana city administration and the Canadian embassy in Astana met on the ice at the Kazakhstan Sports Palace for a hockey match to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of Kazakh-Canadian diplomatic relations. At the beginning of the…

IOC President Calls Kazakh Olympic Hosting Bid ‘Strong’ During Almaty Visit

ALMATY – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach called Almaty and Kazakhstan’s application to host the 2022 Winter Olympics “very solid and competitive” during an Oct. 11-12 visit to Almaty’s sports complexes. Bach visited the Medeo mountain skating rink, Chimbulak ski slopes and jumps complex. Bach told a press conference during his visit that the…