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Kyrgyzstan hosts 8th CIS Games


05 Sep 2012
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Kabar National News Agency reports that the 8th International Sports Games of the Commonwealth of Independent States has started in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyz Republic. The Games opened on Tuesday, September 4, and will close on September 12. This year the Games are held under the slogan "Peace and health - in cooperation" and will feature 15 sports.

More than 600 athletes from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan will take part. The main purpose of the 8th International Sports Games of CIS countries is the development and improvement of recreational sport and sports activities, strengthening the friendship between the people of the Commonwealth. The year 2012 has been declared the “Year of sports and healthy lifestyle" in the CIS.

Source: www.kabar.kg
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