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Marina Volnova lost to American Claressa Shields. ©REUTERS
Olympics: Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova won bronze in boxing

Kazakhstan representative in female boxing failed to get into the final of the London Olympics, but won bronze.

Olympics: Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova won bronze in boxing
Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study
Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study

The questions arising from a new probe which says elite athletes who have to travel very long distances are nearly three times likelier to fall ill than when they play at home.

Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study
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Olympics: Closing ceremony 'camp and cheesy': music director

The London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday will be a "beautiful, cheeky, cheesy, camp, silly and thrilling" journey through British pop history.

Olympics: Closing ceremony 'camp and cheesy': music director
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Olympics: Athletes chill out in alternative village

On the other side of London from the frenzy and commotion of the Olympic Park, a hundred competitors are training and relaxing in a more chilled-out, alternative Athletes' Village.

Olympics: Athletes chill out in alternative village
Olympics: Bolt looks to seal legend status
Olympics: Bolt looks to seal legend status

Barring catastrophe in the semi-finals Usain Bolt will face fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in Thursday's 200 metres final where victory would see him attain legendary status in his own eyes.

Olympics: Bolt looks to seal legend status
Akim of East-Kazakhstan oblast gave a cabriolet to Olga Rypakova
Akim of East-Kazakhstan oblast gave a cabriolet to Olga Rypakova

The Kazakhstan athlete was met in Ust-Kamenogorsk by hundreds of citizens with flowers and a new cabriolet.

Akim of East-Kazakhstan oblast gave a cabriolet to Olga Rypakova
Olympics: Serik Sapiyev reached semifinals in boxing
Olympics: Serik Sapiyev reached semifinals in boxing

Kazakhstan boxer Serik Sapiyev has advanced into the semifinals of the tournament and told about his match against Venezuela's Gabriel Perez.

Olympics: Serik Sapiyev reached semifinals in boxing
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Winners of London Olympics from Almaty will get apartments

Sportsmen from Almaty who are taking part in the London Olympics can count on an apartment for any medal.

Winners of London Olympics from Almaty will get apartments
Olympics: Liu, Bolt set to light up track
Olympics: Liu, Bolt set to light up track

Chinese track idol Liu Xiang returns to Olympic duty on Tuesday, four years after his Beijing dream was shattered, while 100m champion Usain Bolt begins the defence of his 200m title.

Olympics: Liu, Bolt set to light up track
Ilya Ilyin's Olympic gold medal. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan Olympic team’s success exceeds expectations of over half of Kazakhstan residents

61 percent of the polled Kazakhstan residents believe that Kazakhstan Olympic team shows excellent results.

Kazakhstan Olympic team’s success exceeds expectations of over half of Kazakhstan residents
Greece and the Olympics: wishing for a ray of hope
Greece and the Olympics: wishing for a ray of hope

Eight years after hosting the Olympic Games in the country where they were born, Greeks seem more interested in finding out if there will be light at the end of their dismal economic tunnel.

Greece and the Olympics: wishing for a ray of hope
Olympics: No retirement for me, says Isinbayeva
Olympics: No retirement for me, says Isinbayeva

Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva said Monday that she had postponed plans to retire as she finished with Olympic bronze after an injury-hampered preparation for the London Games.

Olympics: No retirement for me, says Isinbayeva
Kazakhstan is third among countries with most generous Olympic money prizes
Kazakhstan is third among countries with most generous Olympic money prizes

Kazakhstan will award its Olympic champions with $250,000, silver prize-winners with $150,000 and bronze prize-winners with $75,000.

Kazakhstan is third among countries with most generous Olympic money prizes
Olympics: Wrestler Daniyal Gajiyev won bronze in London
Olympics: Wrestler Daniyal Gajiyev won bronze in London

Kazakhstan’s Daniyal Gajiyev won bronze in Greco-Roman -84kg wrestling at the London Olympics.

Olympics: Wrestler Daniyal Gajiyev won bronze in London
Olympics: Malaysians rally behind badminton star
Olympics: Malaysians rally behind badminton star

Malaysians joined in an outpouring of sympathy Monday for badminton star Lee Chong Wei after his heart-breaking loss in the London Games final extended the nation's wait for a first Olympic gold.

Olympics: Malaysians rally behind badminton star
At 13, youngest Olympics competitor keeps it simple
At 13, youngest Olympics competitor keeps it simple

Togo's 13-year-old swimmer Adzo Kpossi, the youngest competitor at the London 2012 Olympics, trains in a hotel pool and wears costumes bought on sale at the market.

At 13, youngest Olympics competitor keeps it simple
Olympics: Isinbayeva braced for golden close-up
Olympics: Isinbayeva braced for golden close-up

Russian diva Yelena Isinbayeva goes for a third Olympic gold medal on Monday, aiming to prove she remains the undisputed queen of women's pole vaulting.

Olympics: Isinbayeva braced for golden close-up
Photo courtesy of YK.KZ
PHOTO: Ust-Kamenogorsk cheered for Olga Rypakova

Residents of the city gathered in front of the large screen at the Sports Palace on Sunday night to support Rypakova, born in Ust-Kamenogorsk.

PHOTO: Ust-Kamenogorsk cheered for Olga Rypakova
Olympics: Kazakhstan boxer Volnova reached quarterfinals
Olympics: Kazakhstan boxer Volnova reached quarterfinals

23-y.o. Kazakhstan boxer Marina Volnova won over Kenyan Elizabeth Andiego in London Olympics.

Olympics: Kazakhstan boxer Volnova reached quarterfinals
You left no chances to your opponents: Nazarbayev to Ilyin
You left no chances to your opponents: Nazarbayev to Ilyin

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev sent a congratulatory telegram to two-time Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin.

You left no chances to your opponents: Nazarbayev to Ilyin