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Sports ranking system proposed for introduction in Kazakhstan

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The draft law On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of Physical Culture and Sports has been presented today at the Mazhilis.

The draft law aims at improving the current financing system of physical culture and sport. It provides amendments and additions to the Budget Code and the Law On Physical Culture and Sports.

The amendments to the Budget Code provide vesting in the National Olympic Committee and its organizations the right of receiving and participating in the public tasks on physical culture and sports.

Conceptual framework of the Law On Physical Culture and Sports has been updated with definitions of sports ranking, Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic sports; conflicts of law are eliminated.

In order to distribute the budget for sports in a balanced way, it is proposed to introduce the sports ranking system.

When determining the budget, the criteria for sports ranking will be taken into account. The main criteria for determining the ranking parameters will be: achievements in international sport competitions, sports national and cultural traditionalism, workforce capacity, facilities and resources, the ratio of the sports features to the climatic conditions of the region, the Vice Minister of Culture and Sport Saken Musaibekov clarified presenting the bill.

The authorized body competence is extended with the functions of development and approval of the priority sports list, sports ranking rules, coordination with the local executive body of the regional list of priority sports.

The jurisdiction of local executive bodies extended with the functions of ensuring the development of not only the mass and national sports, but also sports among the disabled on the territory of administrative-territorial units, development and approval of monthly salaries amount for athletes from the national teams and their coaches.

In case of adopting the law Kazakhstan will elaborate its own model for sport financing, which will guarantee an objective and independent allocation of funds at the national and regional levels. The adoption of the draft law will not entail an increase in public spending or reduction of government revenues, as well as the negative socio-economic and legal consequences, the Vice Minister concluded.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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