Saturday, January 22, 2011

Flame of Asian Games arrived in Atyrau

ATYRAU. January 17. KAZINFORM /Andrey Sokolov/ The Flame of the VII Asian Winter Games has arrived in Atyrau from Aktau late in the evening on Sunday.

Vice Akim of Atyrau oblast Serik Amangaliyev welcomed the keepers of the flame and representatives of the relay directorate.

Deputy head of the Directorate of the Asian Games' Torch Relay Sarsen Kuranbek informed that new records were accepted in all cities where the flame was carried.

"Heads of the regions which we have visited stated that no event gathered so many people before. It is important for us. This suggests that the Asian Games stir interest of Kazakhstani people", S Kuranbek said.

Today 60 torchbearers are to carry the flame through the city. The best athletes of the region, honored coaches, veterans of sport and representatives of creative intelligentsia are among them.

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