Gennady Golovkin Assumes Presidency of National Olympic Committee

An extraordinary General Assembly convened by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Astana, marking a pivotal moment in the organization's history with significant decisions and updates on its agenda.

Representatives from 35 national sports federations in Olympic disciplines, alongside two members from the Athletes’ Commission of the NOC, participated in the gathering.

Key discussions during the assembly included a review of the country’s youth team performance at the IV Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024 in South Korea, preparations for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Paris, amendments to the NOC’s governing documents in compliance with legal requirements, and extending the terms of office for NOC bodies to a single tenure. Additionally, the NOC’s achievements and progress from 2015 to 2023 were deliberated.

Timur Kulibayev, the incumbent President of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan, announced his decision to prematurely conclude his presidency during the assembly.

Following a vote by the General Assembly members, Gennady Golovkin, a renowned Kazakh boxer and silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, emerged as the newly elected President of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In his inaugural address, Golovkin expressed his gratitude and commitment to his new role, emphasizing his dedication to advancing Kazakh sports.

“It is a tremendous honor to represent our nation in this capacity. My acceptance of this role is contingent upon my ability to contribute meaningfully to the development of Kazakh sports. I am not a politician or bureaucrat; I prefer to demonstrate my intentions through actions rather than words. Strengthening international relations will be a primary focus. With years of international experience, a dedicated team, and a genuine desire to make a difference in my homeland, I am eager to embark on this journey,” remarked Golovkin, the newly appointed President of the NOC of Kazakhstan.




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