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Kyrgyz culture at home in Olympic capital

Date : 27 Sep 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 27, 2018: The IOC President, Thomas Bach, attended the inauguration of a yurt from Kyrgyzstan in the Olympic capital Lausanne. The yurt had been given to the IOC by the NOC of Kyrgyzstan during a visit by the President to the country in 2015, and the President wanted to offer it to Lausanne.

The ceremony was held in the presence of IOC Member John Coates, Kyrgyzstan NOC President Sharshenbek Abdykerimov and Councillor of State of the Canton of Vaud, Philippe Leuba, as well as Lausanne City representatives Oscar Tosato and David Payot.

During his meeting with Sharshenbek Abdykerimov, the IOC President spoke about the upcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and was informed about the positive development of Olympic Sport in Kyrgyzstan.

Source: www.olympic.org

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