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Kazakhstan Olympic team in official outfits. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nurkadilova was the only bidder to supply outfits for Kazakhstan Olympics team

No other designers bid at the government-run tender to supply outfits for Kazakhstan's Olympics team besides High Fashion House Kuralai: authority.

Nurkadilova was the only bidder to supply outfits for Kazakhstan Olympics team
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Are athletic records reaching their limits?

Some scientists say sporting records are starting to flatline and one day will become near impossible to beat without drugs, gene splicing or futuristic technology.

Are athletic records reaching their limits?
Mavzuna Choriyeva. Photo courteys of toptj.com
Olympics: Tajik 'million dollar baby' punches way to London

Tajikistan is for the first time sending a female boxer to the London Olympics who is on a mission not only to win but to smash gender stereotypes in the religiously conservative ex-Soviet state.

Olympics: Tajik 'million dollar baby' punches way to London
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Cost of outfits of Kazakhstan Olympics team unveiled

The formal outfits of Kazakhstan Olympics team could have been cheaper: magazine.

Cost of outfits of Kazakhstan Olympics team unveiled
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Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics

Kazakhstan athletes will observe the sawm (keep a fast) straight after London Olympic Games.

Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics
Olympics: 21,000 journalists swarm into London
Olympics: 21,000 journalists swarm into London

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.

Olympics: 21,000 journalists swarm into London
Designer says future US uniforms to be made in USA
Designer says future US uniforms to be made in USA

It's too late for London, but US Olympians in 2014 will be clad in Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms made in the United States.

Designer says future US uniforms to be made in USA
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Olympic security firm expects $77 million loss

British security firm G4S said Friday it expects losses of up to $77 million after the government had to deploy extra troops for the Olympics because the company failed to provide enough guards.

Olympic security firm expects $77 million loss
US lawmaker wants China-made Olympic outfits burned
US lawmaker wants China-made Olympic outfits burned

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.

US lawmaker wants China-made Olympic outfits burned
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Saudi women in 'breakthrough' Olympics

Saudi Arabia's decision to allow two female athletes to compete at the Olympic Games overturns a decades-old taboo imposed by the conservative Muslim monarchy which still bars women from sports at home.

Saudi women in 'breakthrough' Olympics
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Astana sportsmen lead by number of Olympic licenses

Sportsmen from Astana won more Olympic licenses than Kazakhstan athletes from other cities.

Astana sportsmen lead by number of Olympic licenses
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Security and transport fears dog Olympic preparations

Britain's army will have to provide extra troops to police Olympic venues as a private security firm cannot supply enough trained staff, while a watchdog warned Thursday that border staff are under-trained.

Security and transport fears dog Olympic preparations
Ilya Ilyin. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov©
Kazakhstan 2012 Olympic weight-lifting squad

Kazakhstan weight-lifting staff of coaches named the athletes who would participate in 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Kazakhstan 2012 Olympic weight-lifting squad
Kalmukhanbet Kassymov greets the sportsmen. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan Olympic team officially seen off to London

Dinamo Physical Training and Sports Society has arranged an official farewell to the sportsmen going to London Olympics.

Kazakhstan Olympic team officially seen off to London
Marina Volnova. Photo courtesy of alashainasy.kz
Boxing: Marina Volnova represents Kazakhstan at London Olympic Games

Kazakhstan professional boxer Marina Volnova qualified for the London Olympic Games.

Boxing: Marina Volnova represents Kazakhstan at London Olympic Games
Olympics: China unveils streamlined London team
Olympics: China unveils streamlined London team

China has announced a team of 396 athletes for the London Olympics, a far smaller delegation than four years ago when it topped the gold medal table on home soil.

Olympics: China unveils streamlined London team
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Kazakhstan paralympians to get $50 thousand for gold

Seven paralympians will represent Kazakhstan at London Olympics.

Kazakhstan paralympians to get $50 thousand for gold
Kenki Sato of Japan riding Hop and Skip competes. ©REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Olympics: Meditating Buddhist monk saddles up for London

He'd prefer enlightenment to a medal, but when Japan's horse-riding Buddhist monk Kenki Sato saddles up for London 2012, he'll be representing one of the Olympics' more unusual families.

Olympics: Meditating Buddhist monk saddles up for London
Kazakh traditional dish Kazy. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Kazakhstan Olympic team will bring horse meat to London

Kazakhstan national Olympic team will Kazakh food (horse meat) for wrestlers and weight-lifters to London.

Kazakhstan Olympic team will bring horse meat to London
Jesse Owens. Photo courtesy of runrun.es
Olympics: Champions suffer bitter twist of fate

Olympic Games medallists don't always live happily ever after.

Olympics: Champions suffer bitter twist of fate