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Kazakhstan Secures 31 Olympic Licenses Across 11 Sports for Paris 2024

By Vusala Abbasova March 28, 2024

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The Ministry remains optimistic, highlighting more than 50 upcoming license competitions in which Kazakh athletes will participate, providing further opportunities to qualify for the prestigious event.

The Kazakhstani national team has secured a total of 31 licenses spanning 11 diverse sports for the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, the most prestigious global sporting event.

According to the press service of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, Kazakhstan’s ambitious plans aim to represent the country across 20 different sports at the Olympic Games.

In men’s boxing, Kazakhstan clinches six licenses. In shooting, the nation boasts five licenses, while in archery and fencing, Kazakhstan has secured four licenses each.

Moreover, Kazakhstan demonstrates strength in cycling, securing three spots in the discipline. This portfolio of qualifications extends further to modern pentathlon and taekwondo, with two licenses each.

In Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, artistic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics, and women’s boxing, Kazakhstan has one license each.

The regional distribution of licenses reveals impressive results, with cities such as Almaty, Shymkent, and Zhetysuskaya oblast leading the charge, each boasting five vouchers. The East Kazakhstan region follows closely with four licenses, while Astana, Zhambyl, and North Kazakhstan regions have two each. Other regions, including Akmola, Kyzylorda, Karaganda, Turkestan, and Abay, clinch one license each.

However, several regions are yet to secure Olympic tickets. The Ministry remains optimistic, highlighting more than 50 upcoming license competitions in which Kazakh athletes will participate, providing further opportunities to qualify for the prestigious event.

The 33rd Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 through August 11 in the French capital city, with some events beginning on July 24. The Paris 2024 Games will witness the introduction of new competitions and four additional disciplines, namely breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing.