Introducing FIS World Championship candidates: Almaty, Kazakhstan
The Kazakh city of Almaty is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Its profile is presented below:
Almaty is located in the heart of Eurasia at the foot of the Tien Shan Mountains, building a bridge of contact for Eastern and Western cultures. The modern financial, business, cultural and multinational centre is made up of citizens whose interests include both winter and summer sports.
The development of Nordic sports in Almaty led to the construction of the newest venues which were built for the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011. Today, Almaty features modern Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined complexes with five Jumping Hills (K125, K 95, K60, K40, K20) and a Nordic Combined course that fully meets FIS requirements. Moreover the nearby modern Cross-Country centre is fully equipped for hosting top level events.
The city of Almaty, which is the largest in Kazakhstan, consists of a developed infrastructure, a stable economy in addition to beautiful natural surroundings. Besides the FIS World Championship candidacy, Almaty is proud to have received the honour to host the 28th Winter Universiade in 2017 and is one of the Applicant Cities for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022.
The nation of Kazakhstan is known for keeping traditions and providing outstanding hospitality which will be supported by the spirit of many volunteers who are set to be an integral part of the event organisation.
We wish to become a new destination for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 and are ready to host the event in Almaty!
During the 2014 FIS Congress in Barcelona (SPA), Almaty will make a final presentation to the FIS Council as well as present its candidature to the extended FIS family through exhibition stands at the Congress venue.
The official announcement of the host elected by the FIS Council will take place on Thursday, 5th June 2014.