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Gold medal of Rio Olympics. Photo courtesy of news.e23.cn
Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio

Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.

Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio
Photo courtesy of drugsmart.com
Kazakhstan weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping

Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Kazakhstan weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics

The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Elizabeth Tursynbayeva
Kazakhstan's Elizabeth Tursynbayeva finishes 7th at ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Canada

Figure skater from Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tursynbayeva, 15, finished 7th at Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

Kazakhstan's Elizabeth Tursynbayeva finishes 7th at ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Canada
Elizabeth Tursynbayeva
Kazakhstan's young figure skater Elizabeth Tursynbayeva wins Skate Canada Autumn Classic

15-year-old figure skater representing Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tyrsynbaeva has come first among ladies at the Skate Canada Autumn Classic.

Kazakhstan's young figure skater Elizabeth Tursynbayeva wins Skate Canada Autumn Classic
Elizabeth Tursynbayeva. Personal file photo.
Elizabeth Tursynbayeva from Kazakhstan takes silver at US International Figure Skating Classic

15-year-old figure skater from Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tursynbayeva has taken the second place at the US International Figure Skating Classic.

Elizabeth Tursynbayeva from Kazakhstan takes silver at US International Figure Skating Classic
Kazakhstani Olga Rypakova (bronze), Colombian Caterine Ibargüen (gold) and Israel’s Hanna Minenko (silver). Photo © Getty images/ iaaf.org
Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan brings bronze from IAAF World Championship

Kazakhstani athlete Olga Rypakova has won the bronze medal in Women’s Triple Jump at the World Championship in Beijing.

Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan brings bronze from IAAF World Championship
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Sabina Altynbekova and Denis Ten join Almaty-2022 committee for IOC meeting

Kazakhstani volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova and the bronze medalist of the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten are joining the distinguished Kazakhstani athletes representing Almaty’s bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.

Sabina Altynbekova and Denis Ten join Almaty-2022 committee for IOC meeting
Olga Rypakova
Olga Rypakova wins triple jump at IAAF Diamond League

Olympic champion in track and field Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan has won the IAAF Diamond League in London.

Olga Rypakova wins triple jump at IAAF Diamond League
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Kazakhstani athelets win 6th gold medal at Universiade

Kazakhstani athletes has brought the sixth gold at the Universiade Gwangju 2015

Kazakhstani athelets win 6th gold medal at Universiade
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea

Kazakhstan’s swimmer Dmitriy Balandin has hauled the first gold medal for Kazakhstan at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Photo © Vesti.kz
CrossFit tournament in Astana

CrossFit tournament was held in Astana gathering over 80 participants from Kazakhstan and Russia.

CrossFit tournament in Astana
Galina Vishnevskaya. Photo courtesy of biathlon.kz.
Kazakhstan's biathlete wins silver at World Championship

Kazakhstan’s biathlete Galina Vishnevskaya, 21, has clinched a silver medal in the junior women’s 7.5 km sprint at IBU Youth/Junior World Championship in Belarus.

Kazakhstan's biathlete wins silver at World Championship
Sabina Altynbekova. Photo © Aibek Sultangaziyev
Sabina Altynbekova, a living anime character from Kazakhstan, is off to Hong Kong to meet fans

Kazakhstani volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova famous for her anime-like appearance is in Hong Kong meeting fans and local volleyball players.

Sabina Altynbekova, a living anime character from Kazakhstan, is off to Hong Kong to meet fans
'Important' for athletes to speak out: Obama
'Important' for athletes to speak out: Obama

US President said it can be beneficial for high-profile athletes to speak out on social issues.

'Important' for athletes to speak out: Obama
Photo  © vesti.kz
Kazakhstani Daniya Tleumbetova wins 6th WBPF Championship

Kazakhstani Daniya Tleumbetova has become the second time world champion at the 6th World Women Physique in Mumbai, India.

Kazakhstani Daniya Tleumbetova wins 6th WBPF Championship
Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © Olga Apelganets
Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship

Kazakhstani weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul has won a silver medal in the women’s -69 kg weight category at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship
Zhassulan Kydyrbayev ©almaty2014iwf.com
Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s weightlifters Zhassulan Kydyrbayev and Vladimir Sedov has clinched two medals at the World Weightlifting Championship.

Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
Steenkamp was about to leave Pistorius: mother
Steenkamp was about to leave Pistorius: mother

The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend believes that her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead.

Steenkamp was about to leave Pistorius: mother
Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma
Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died Friday aged 34 in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting.

Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma