VII Asian Winter Games Flame arrives in Almaty

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ALMATY. January 12. KAZINFORM /Yelena Ilinskaya/ Almaty became the first city of Kazakhstan illuminated by the Flame of the VII Asian Winter Games. At the moment the Torch of the Games has arrived in Almaty airport where it was met by a group of people of the city headed by Almaty Mayor Akhmetzhan Yesimov.

As earlier reported, the Torch relay starts at 2 pm in the International Ski Jump Complex. 80 torchbearers will carry the Flame along Almaty streets. Kazakh boxer, bronze medalist of the Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 Saida Khasenova, president of the Kazakh Box Federation Timur Kulibayev, former bandy player, outstanding scorer Yevgeni Agureyev, Olympic champions Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov and Olga Shishigina and others are among the torchbearers.

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