POSTED: Sunday February 15th 2015

Almaty 2022 Welcomes International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission

Almaty, February 13, 2015.

Candidate City for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Almaty welcomed yesterday and today the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission members.

Chaired by Russian Olympic Committee President and IOC Member Alexander Zhukov, the Evaluation Commission will, over the course of the next five days, evaluate the overall concept, vision, themes and proposed competition and non-competition venues of the Winter Games in Almaty. Joining Mr. Zhukov are IOC members Mr. Barry Maister (NZL), Mr. Adam Pengilly (GBR) and Mr. Tsunekazu Takeda (JPN).

The Evaluation Commission also includes IOC advisors, Ms. Caroline Assalian (CAN), Mr. Dwight Bell (USA), Ms. Rita Van Driel (NED), Mr. Grant Thomas (USA), Mr. John McLaughlin (CAN), Mr. David Stubbs (GBR) and Mr. Tim Gayda (CAN).

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Mr. Christophe Dubi and IOC Head of Olympic Bid City Coordination Ms. Jacqueline Barrett accompany the commission.

Vice Chairman Mr. Andrey Kryukov of Almaty 2022 said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Chairman Zhukov and the IOC Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Commission sessions will teach us a lot about the potential of our Games Concept.” He added: "This is a very important day for Almaty, for Kazakhstan and indeed the entire Central Asian region. The impact of Almaty 2022’s Olympic legacy will be far reaching, not only in helping us meet the growing demand for winter sport infrastructure in the region, but also in serving as a catalyst for economic and societal progress as well.”

The Almaty 2022 team hopes that by the end of the week not only we will have explained to the Evaluation Commission our Games concept, planning and legacy, but will have also the opportunity to discuss the true potential and meaning of our Almaty’s Olympic and Paralympic vision: “Keeping it Real” Kryukov said.

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