MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The second stage of the 21st International Issyk Kul Games will take place in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan on 2-9 December. The games will feature the CIS and SCO countries, BelTA learned from the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.
Athletes from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Belarus, China and Kyrgyzstan will compete both in traditional sports such as volleyball and badminton, and also will try their hand in tug-of-war, powerlifting and fitness challenge.
The organizers of the competitions will provide participants with the best sports fields in the region. The time to organize the games not chosen randomly. In early December, the Issyk-Kul hollow has great weather with a mild temperate climate, as the lake is surrounded on all sides by mountain ridges, which protect the lake from cold winds.
The International Issyk-Kul Games under the motto “Asia - Region of Solidarity and Peace” have been held annually since 2001.
The competitions are organized with the support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.