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Kazakh Pensioner Takes A Trip To Paris — On His Bicycle

Sixty-four year-old Rabbim Borashev, from the town of Beineu in western Kazakhstan's Mangystau region, has set out to cycle to the Olympic Games in Paris, which begin at the end of July. He plans to cover 5,000 kilometers on his bike, reports Lada.kz. "You could say that traveling to the Olympics is my dream. When I was young there was no chance, but now the time has come. First I will go from Aktau to Baku. Representatives of [Kazakhstan's] Consulate General will be waiting there, and will escort me to the border with Georgia. This is great support for me. Then I will go to Batumi and participate in the Great Steppe Hike project. In June, I will leave for Turkey. I have plans to pass through Hungary, Austria, Germany and reach France," said Borashev. Before retiring, Borashev worked in the construction industry. In recent years he has become interested in cycling, and has taken part in several races.

Kazakh Billionaire Lomtadze Buys Majority Stake in English Soccer Club

Kazakhstani billionaire Mikhail Lomtadze, co-founder of fintech and banking giant Kaspi.kz, has acquired a controlling stake in the English soccer club Wycombe Wanderers. Following approval by the English Football League (EFL), he joins Eduard Vyshnyakov and Dan Rice as new members of Wanderers' board of directors. The club plays in England's League One (third division) and as a 90% stakeholder, through his company Blue Ocean Partners II Limited,  Lomtadze plans to change its development strategy. In an interview with the British newspaper The Sun, he explained, "Our goal is to achieve long-term success both on and off the pitch, while creating a financially sustainable club. The soccer world is evolving very quickly and our priority will be to integrate data analytics and technology to take the club's performance to the next level. I am also a firm believer in youth development and this will be fundamental to the vision of the club. We aim to reopen and build a leading high performance academy, which will be an important part of our long-term strategy to develop a club that consistently performs at the highest level." Whilst Wanderers fans are hopeful for positive changes, in Kazakhstan news of Lomtadze's purchase was met with skepticism. Opinions shared on social media suggest that the online banking magnate's investment would have been better placed in developing local sports. With a fortune estimated at $5.7 billion, Lomtadze ranks fifth in the list of the richest businessmen in Kazakhstan, and in 581st place on the Forbes global list of billionaires.

Tennis World No. 4 Rybakina Wins Third Tournament of Year in Stuttgart

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina is leading in 2024 tennis titles - three so far - after a comfortable victory over Marta Kostyuk in the Stuttgart final on Sunday. Rybakina, who has also won titles in Brisbane and Abu Dhabi this year, has now won a tour-leading 26 matches this season. That’s one more than world No. 1, Iga Swiatek of Poland. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Rybakina on his Instagram page. “The first racket of Kazakhstan has won three titles this season. This is a great success,” Tokayev said. “I wish our Elena new sporting achievements.” Rybakina, 24, was born in Moscow and secured citizenship in Kazakhstan in 2017 after the tennis federation there offered generous support for her career. Rybakina won Wimbledon in 2022 and was runner-up at the Australian Open last year. Ranked No. 4 in the world, Rybakina was in command throughout her 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 27, Kostyuk of Ukraine. "I always believe in myself, of course, but it not only depends on me," Rybakina said. "There are a lot of great players, tough opponents. But I know if I feel fresh, if I'm physically ready, healthy, I'm playing my game, of course I have all the chances to win a Grand Slam on any surface.”

Turkmenistan: US delegation builds bridges of inclusion through adaptive sports

ASHGABAT (TCA) — A delegation of adaptive sports athletes, coaches, and administrators from the United States concluded its 10-day visit to Turkmenistan with a conference in Ashgabat on October 15. During the program, delegation members shared their experience promoting sports inclusive of individuals with disabilities and engaged with their counterparts from Turkmenistan through workshops, master-classes, and friendly competitions in Ashgabat, Mary, Turkmenabat, Dashoguz, Balkanabat, and Turkmenbashy, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat said on October 17. Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan: SCO marathon ‘Run the Silk Road’ held at Lake Issyk-Kul

BISHKEK (TCA) — The International Issyk-Kul Marathon of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) "Run the Silk Road" took place on May 11 in the resort town of Cholpon-Ata at Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul Lake. Continue reading

Turkmenistan enacts strict law on alcohol sales

ASHGABAT (TCA) — A new law has come into effect in Turkmenistan that will sharply limit alcohol sales in the tightly controlled Central Asian country, RFE/RL reports. As of January 1, alcohol in the predominantly Muslim country will be forbidden on trains, airplanes, and ferry boats as well as at sports facilities. The country of some 5.6 million people will also prohibit the sale of alcohol on national holidays. Alcoholic drinks are further set to be banned on Saturdays and Sundays in all places except bars and restaurants as of 2021. Currently in the throes of a severe economic crisis with high unemployment and inflation as well as rampant shortages of food items, Turkmenistan is ruled by authoritarian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who fashions himself an athlete who excels at many different sports. Berdymukhammedov frequently exhorts Turkmen citizens to engage in sports, and has pledged to make the country tobacco-free by 2025. In his New Year address to the Turkmen nation, President Berdymukhammedov said that a number of the state programs aimed at the development and bringing of health protection, sport, science and education spheres to a new level are implemented in the country, Turkmen state media reported. “We will continue developing and modernizing the health protection system. Special attention will be paid to the assertion of a healthy life style in the society,” the President said. He also mentioned that the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as the World Bicycle Day at the initiative of Turkmenistan, adding that “we will pay great attention to the development of sports in new year”.

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