Medals are up for grabs in cycling and swimming on Saturday after a spectacular opening ceremony to the London Olympics was watched by more than one billion TV viewers.
A billion people across the globe turned on their TVs to watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics live Friday, but very few of them were in US.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with former Prime-Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair.
Chinese Olympians were subjected to a state-sponsored doping regime in the 1980s and 1990s, a retired chief medical supervisor revealed to Australian media on Friday.
London's Olympics got off to an embarrassing start Wednesday when North Korea's women footballers refused to play after a mix-up over their national flag, in one of a series of blunders.
The eight tons of gold, silver and copper unearthed from mines in Mongolia and Utah and now under guard at the Tower of London is the largest ever haul used to make Olympic medals.
Britain's women footballers kicked off the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony, but controversy erupted later over a mistake with the North Korean flag.
He is expected to have a number of bilateral talks and attend the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Thousands of VIPs including some 120 national leaders will jet into London for Friday's Olympic opening ceremony, with guests ranging from Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama to the king of Swaziland.
From the 10,490 athletes heading to London, to the flock of 70 sheep taking part in the opening ceremony on July 27, AFP takes a look at the 2012 Olympic Games in numbers.
The London Olympics are not big business for everyone -- sex workers say they are being cleared from the streets around the stadium to make the area more presentable for the Games.
The London Olympics pop up on teapots, bunting and a one-eyed mascot -- but strict branding laws are in place to ensure that official products are the only ones in the race.
Turkish Airlines have lost a part of Kazakhstan canoe slalom sportsmen's luggage on the way to London.
Journalists of Mir TV-channel found out how Kazakhstan businessmen and artists live in Great Britain.
Kazakhstan athletes will observe the sawm (keep a fast) straight after London Olympic Games.
With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of competitors are pouring into London from across the globe and limbering up -- but they're not athletes.
It's too late for London, but US Olympians in 2014 will be clad in Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms made in the United States.
The US-China Olympic rivalry heated up in an unfashionable way Thursday when a top US lawmaker suggested burning the US team's outfits for the London opening ceremony because they were made in China.
Dinamo Physical Training and Sports Society has arranged an official farewell to the sportsmen going to London Olympics.
Seven paralympians will represent Kazakhstan at London Olympics.
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