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Yerzhan Boltayev. Photo courtesy of almaty2014ifw.com
Ilya Iliyn's coach heads men's weightlifting team

The coach of the two times Olympic Champion Ilya Iliyn and Yerzhan Boltayev has been appointed the head coach of the Kazakhstan’s weightlifting team.

Ilya Iliyn's coach heads men's weightlifting team
Birzhan Zhakypov vs Patrick Lourenco. Photo © AIBA Pro Boxing 2015
Birzhan Zhakypov wins APB Inaugural Title Match in Hong Kong: AIBE Pro Boxing Continues

Kazakhstani boxer Birzhan Zhakypov has won a Brazilian fighter Patrick Lourenco at the AIBA Pro Boxing (APG)

Birzhan Zhakypov wins APB Inaugural Title Match in Hong Kong: AIBE Pro Boxing Continues
Bruce Jenner. ©REUTERS/STEVE MARCUS
Bruce Jenner 'gender change' captures US attention

Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner has Americans' rapt attention once again amid talk that he is soon to come out as transgender.

Bruce Jenner 'gender change' captures US attention
Berik Abdrakhmanov  vs Hurshid Tojibaev in Astana, Kazakhstan. Photo ©AIBA Pro Boxing 2015
First ticket to Rio Olympics for Kazakhstan: Berik Abdrakhmanov wins AIBA Pro Boxing in lightweight division

Kazakhstani boxer Berik Abdrakhmanov won the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Inaugural Title, an ultimate ticket to the Rio Olympics, in a fight against Uzbek boxer Hurshid Tojibaev in Astana, Kazakhstan.

First ticket to Rio Olympics for Kazakhstan: Berik Abdrakhmanov wins AIBA Pro Boxing in lightweight division
Pistorius stripped of degree by Scottish university
Pistorius stripped of degree by Scottish university

Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been stripped of an honorary degree awarded to him by Strathclyde University in 2012.

Pistorius stripped of degree by Scottish university
Kanat Islam. Photo © prosport.kz
Five fights in 2015: Kanat Islam means business

Kazakhstani professional boxer Kanat Islam, holder of the WBA Fedecaribe title in the super welterweight category, plans to have five fights in 2015.

Five fights in 2015: Kanat Islam means business
©REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid

High on a barren mountainside, a red flag marks the spot where China hopes ski jumpers will launch themselves to glory at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid
Mongolian judoka Galbadrakh Otgontsetseg. Photo courtesy of sensatsimedee.mn
Foreign athletes to compete for Kazakhstan, local boxers fight at AIBA Pro Boxing for ticket to Olympics

Foreign athletes will be competing for Kazakhstan at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Foreign athletes to compete for Kazakhstan, local boxers fight at AIBA Pro Boxing for ticket to Olympics
Photo courtesy of almaty.tv
Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty

The Akimat of Almaty (municipal authorities) has unveiled the draft layout of the Olympic venues.

Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty
©tengrinews.kz
Olympics: Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids

Leaders of the rival Beijing and Almaty bids to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics made official guarantees to the IOC as their battle entered the final straight.

Olympics: Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids
Vasiliy Levit and Serik Sapiev. Photo © astanaarlans.kz
New boxers, new Olympic managers for Astana Arlans in 5th Season of WSB

The Kazakhstani boxing club Astana Arlans has presented the team members of the new season at the AIBA World Boxing Academy in Almaty.

New boxers, new Olympic managers for Astana Arlans in 5th Season of WSB
Nursultan Nazarbayev during the meeting with media representatives. Frame of STV Channel.
Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the feasibility of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty during Q&A session with media representatives.

Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics
Photo © strategy2050.kz
IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination

The IOC introduced reforms for the next Olympics Games. Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Olympics so it can be affected as well.

IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Zarina Diyas hopes to represent Kazakhstan at Olympics

Zarina Diyas is now the most successful tennis player in Kazakhstan. Climbing to the 33rd position in the WTA ranking, she hopes to win a Grand Slam title and represent Kazakhstan at the Olympic Games.

Zarina Diyas hopes to represent Kazakhstan at Olympics
Dachhiri Dawa Sherpa of Nepal takes part in a cross-country training session for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on February 9, 2014. ©REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH
Interational Olympics Committe introduces antidiscrimination clause; Kazakhstan is bidding to host 2022 Olympics

The IOC has declared a new antidiscrimination clause would be included in all future host city contract starting with 2022 Winter Olympics that Kazakhstan is bidding to host.

Interational Olympics Committe introduces antidiscrimination clause; Kazakhstan is bidding to host 2022 Olympics
Yuliya Galysheva. Photo © altaynews.kz
Kazakh skier Galysheva to continue competing despite unfair judgement at Olympics

Kazakhstani mogul skier Yuliya Galysheva has decided to continue competing and changed a discipline.

Kazakh skier Galysheva to continue competing despite unfair judgement at Olympics
©strategy2050.kz
Kazakhstan wants 2/3 of 2022 Olympics costs to be funded by investors

Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan said that Kazakhstan was planning to use a mixed model of financial management should it be granted the right to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.

Kazakhstan wants 2/3 of 2022 Olympics costs to be funded by investors
Photo courtesy of vecher.kz
Olympics is a celebration of sport, not vanity fair: Kazakh expert

Kazakhstani expert Nurlan Nurov talks about the possibility of Kazakhstan hosting the Olympics 2022 and the financial aspect of the endeavour.

Olympics is a celebration of sport, not vanity fair: Kazakh expert
President of International Olympic Committee tours sport venues in Almaty
President of International Olympic Committee tours sport venues in Almaty

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach toured Almaty sport facilities as a part of his visit to Kazakhstan.

President of International Olympic Committee tours sport venues in Almaty
Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing
Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing

Norwegian Oslo has withdrawn its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics leaving Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing as the only contenders in the race.

Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing

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