Sports Day in Kazakhstan Date in the current year: August 21, 2016

Sports Day in Kazakhstan Sports Day in Kazakhstan is observed on the third Sunday in August. This holiday was established by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in November 2003 and has been celebrated each year since August 15, 2004.

Sports Day in Kazakhstan is aimed at honoring the country's athletes and promoting healthy lifestyle. The holiday is marked with numerous competitions held throughout the country, awards ceremonies, concerts, performances and other festive events and activities.

Kazakhstan has been consistently sending its athletes to compete in every Olympic games since 1994. As of 2015, Kazakh athletes have won 52 medals at Summer Olympics and 7 medals at Winter Olympics.

Kazakhstan is especially successful in boxing, having won 6 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze Olympic medals in this kind of sport. Kazakh athletes have also performed quite well in weightlifting, athletics, wrestling, cycling, modern pentathlon, shooting, judo, taekwondo, cross-country skiing, biathlon, figure skating and speed skating.

The most popular sports in Kazakhstan are bandy, boxing, cycling, association football, rhythmic gymnastics, rugby union. The country's government pays much effort to encourage participation in sports.

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