National Sports Awards of the year!

National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan together with the «Agency «Khabar» are announcing the start of the National Sports Awards-2017. During November, every Kazakhstan citizen can vote for those, who, in their opinion, deserves to be named the best.

The Sports Awards was created at the initiative of Timur Kulibayev, the president of the Nattional Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and will be held for the third time this year. The past two times winners were determined by the special commission, consisting of representatives of the NOC Kazakhstan and the Ministry of culture and sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and this year the fans make the choice.

«Sports calendar this year is very rich, many international events are happening in each sport, where our sportsmen are performing with honour, making fans happy and achieving great results. With Sports Awards, which became National this year, we make it a tradition to sum up the results of the year. And we encourage all fans to take an active part in determining the best of the best», – said the Secretary General of NOC Kazakhstan, Daniyar Abulgazin.

Sandugash Rakhimzhanova, “Khabar” TV channel Director: «On our channel we have showed different sports events and every time sport proves to be the force to unite people. We are hoping that this time sport lovers will unite again in voting for their favorite athletes. And viewers can watch the award itself on the 2nd of December, and we are sure that it will bring the same amount of emotions as the competitions, where our heroes have participated ».

This year the National Sports Awards will be held in a new television format with voting for viewers. The voting is open until the 28th of November on NOC Kazakhstan website www.olympic.kz. From the middle of November “Khabar” TV Channel will launch special diaries of the National Sports Awards, which will include information about the nominees and their achievements in 2017.

The winners will be determined in the following nominations:

«Best Summer Sports Athlete»
«Best Winter Sports Athlete»
«Best Young Athlete»
«Best Summer Sports Coach»
«Best Winter Sports Coach»
«Best National Olympic Sports Federation»
«Best Sports Region» (physical training and sports administrations of regions, cities of republican value, capitals)
«Breakthrough of the Year»
«Best Team of the Year»
The Awards ceremony will be on November 30, 2017.

The National Sports Awards is supported by “Hilton Astana” hotel, Toyota Motor Kazakhstan.

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