POSTED: February 6th 2015

Winter Olympics: @RealAlmaty2022 goes live on Twitter as the Kazakhstan bid launches their new vision - Keeping it Real

Almaty offers a simply stunning alpine panorama that is very inviting for winter sports / @RealAlmaty2022
Almaty offers a simply stunning alpine panorama that is very inviting for winter sports / @RealAlmaty2022

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Almaty 2022's Twitter account went live today with one week to go until the arrival of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Almaty is bidding against Beijing, China in the race to host the 2022 Winter Games and is fine tuning their proposal as the days count down until the IOC and the Olympic media descend on the former winter Asian Games host city.

Almaty 2022 Executive Board member, Andrey Kryukov stated, "We are going to use our twitter account to provide a "window" to our Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid.  We intend to use our twitter account, not simply to share information, but to engage the members of the Olympic family, the athletes, and the fans in a discussion about the vision - Keeping it Real -  of our Olympic and Paralympic bid, sport and Olympism in general.  We intend to inform but we are also eager to listen."

He concluded, "We will be providing rich multimedia content from our exciting journey all the way to the IOC's final decision for the Host City of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Kuala Lumpur, on July 31, 2015. We would like to welcome sports fans from around the world to join us."

**MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog:

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