2011 Asian Winter Games Flame arrived in Shymkent

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SHYMKENT. January 14. KAZINFORM /Tatyana Pylayeva/ The VII Asian Winter Games Flame arrived in Shymkent on Thursday evening.

In the airport the fire keepers and representatives of the Torch relay directorate were met by Deputy Governor of South Kazakhstan region Ali Bektayev, head of the regional department of tourism and sport Polat Kyrykbayev, Shymkent Mayor Arman Zhetpisbayev and director of the South-Kazakhstan office of the Halyk Bank Anuar Makulbayev.

Representatives of the organization committee held a press conference after the meeting. They informed of the main tasks of the Torch relay directorate, history and peculiarities of the Olympic Flame.

On Friday's midday the Torch relay is expected to travel through Shymkent city. Governor of South Kazakhstan region Askar Myrzakhmetov starts the relay. 60 torchbearers are to carry the Flame. Outstanding sportsmen, representatives of the creative intelligentsia are among them.

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