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Fifty Kazakh athletes to fight for Olympic medals in Sochi

January 27, 2014, 20:49 UTC+3 ALMATY

Kazakh athletes will compete in ten sports

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ALMATY, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Fifty Kazakh athletes have won a license to participate in the Sochi Olympic Games, Elsiyar Kanagatov, the deputy head of Kazakhstan’s agency for the affairs of sport and physical culture, told a news conference on Monday.

“We have made progress since the last Games in Vancouver where we competed in eight disciplines. Fifty Kazakh athletes are now going to Sochi. They will compete for medals in ten sports,” Kanagatov said.

Ten athletes in the Kazakh national team will compete in biathlon and ski racing; 2 - in figure skating; 5 - in freestyle-moguls, 4 - in freestyle acrobatics and Alpine skiing and 6 - in short track and speed skating. One athlete will compete in each of the three disciplines: snowboarding, ski jumping events and bobsleigh.

Kazakhstan’s official delegation will comprise 102 people, including 40 coaches and auxiliary workers.

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