March 17, 2017. Astana. Today in Astana, with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, a solemn event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held.
The Head of State congratulated all those present on the anniversary, underscoring the special role of the Olympic movement in the modern world.
- We joined the international Olympic movement - it became an important part of the construction of a new independent Kazakhstan. After all, the Olympic movement is more than a sport. This is the philosophy of life, which is based on the values of openness, unity, mutual respect, physical and moral perfection. According to the Olympic model, Universiades, continental games and other competitions are held. It is the example of the Olympic champions that inspires millions of children all over the world to play sports, - said the President of Kazakhstan.
Along with this, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the proper level of preparation and holding of international sports events in our country.
- Kazakhstan has become a worthy member of the world Olympic family. We support the development of sport in every possible way. Our flag was raised at all the Olympics that took place over the past 25 years, the national anthem sounded proudly in honor of the victories won by our athletes. Recently, our national team has clearly demonstrated its level at the Winter Universiade in Almaty, - the President of Kazakhstan emphasized.
The head of state expressed confidence that Kazakhstan will further strengthen its positions in the world sports arena, and wished the Russian athletes new successes and victories.
At the end of the speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev awarded the honorary guest of the event of the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah with the anniversary medal in honor of the 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.