Kazakhstan Combat Sports Group Becomes SportAccord Convention Gold Partner


LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention announced today that the Combat and Strength Sports Confederation of Kazakhstan will be a Gold Partner for this year’s event taking place in Belek/Antalya, Turkey from April 6-11, 2014. The Confederation represents National Federations in five of Kazakhstan’s most popular sports (boxing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling).

“Our Gold Partnership with SportAccord Convention will open new opportunities for the development of our Confederation in particular and for strengthening sports of Kazakhstan in general,” said Confederation Chairman Kulibayev Timur. “This event will facilitate the development and promotion of Olympic sports in Kazakhstan and enable us to meet and communicate with leaders of international sports federations, rights holders and organising committees. Strengthening international cooperation with other sports organisations is one of the main directions of our activity.”

The new agreement with Combat and Strength Sports Confederation of Kazakhstan marks the first time that SportAccord Convention has had a national confederation as a Gold Partner. The 12th annual edition of the event will take place at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, one of the biggest and most modern congress centres in the Mediterranean area.

“This new Gold Partnership with the Combat and Strength Sports Confederation of Kazakhstan highlights the growing importance both of new markets such as Kazakhstan and of combat sports,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention. “We are gratified by this show of confidence in our event.”