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The moguls event in Sochi. ©Tengrinews.kz
Olympics: Kazakh freestyler Galysheva qualifies for finals

The mother and fiance of the Kazakhstan skier Yuliya Galysheva came over to Sochi to support her at the Winter Olympics.

Olympics: Kazakh freestyler Galysheva qualifies for finals
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Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics

Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.

Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics
Olympics: Sochi events under way
Olympics: Sochi events under way

The first events got under way at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Thursday, with Britain's Billy Morgan the first competitor in action in snowboarding.

Olympics: Sochi events under way
Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights
Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

The US government warned American and foreign airlines Wednesday -- just ahead of the Sochi Olympics -- that terrorists could try to hide explosives in toothpaste tubes on Russia-bound flights.

Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights
Russia warms up for Sochi with on-screen triumphs
Russia warms up for Sochi with on-screen triumphs

Before the Winter Olympic Games even kick off on Friday, Russian cinema-goers are savouring victories in sports-themed Kremlin-funded films, from a patriotic biopic of top athletes to a remake of "Some Like it Hot" set in Sochi.

Russia warms up for Sochi with on-screen triumphs
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"

Brazil's branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia's "homophobia".

Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Alexei Poltoranin. ©Reuters
Alexey Poltoranin may win two golds at Sochi Olympics

Alexey Poltoranin, a star ski racer from Kazakhstan, is likely to win two gold medals at the Winter Sochi Olympics.

Alexey Poltoranin may win two golds at Sochi Olympics
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Kazakhstan weightlifting star Ilya Ilyin posts prophetic photo on Instagram

Two-times Olympic champion in weightlifting Ilya Ilyin from Kazakhstan has posted a prophetic photo in his Instagram account.

Kazakhstan weightlifting star Ilya Ilyin posts prophetic photo on Instagram
Elena Khrustaleva. Photo a courtesy of zimbio.com
Elena Khrustaleva wins sprint at Asian Biathlon Championship

Olympic silver winner Elena Khrustaleva from Kazakhstan has won the sprint competition at the Asian Biathlon Championship in Almaty.

Elena Khrustaleva wins sprint at Asian Biathlon Championship
Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time
Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time

Women outnumber men for the first time in Japan's Winter Olympics team as the country sends a record number of athletes to Sochi in hopes of its biggest-ever medal haul.

Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time
Samat Bashenov. Photo a courtesy of Kazakhstan Boxing Official Page in vk.com
Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer

The Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov has been named The Best Asian WSB Boxer of 2013.

Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer
Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022
Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022

Stockholm has dropped its bid for the Winter Olympics 2022.

Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama, Putin discuss Sochi Olympics security: White House

Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin discussed security at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday, amid rising fears in Washington for the safety of US athletes following terror threats against the Games.

Obama, Putin discuss Sochi Olympics security: White House
US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics
US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics

The United States is ready to deploy air and naval assets -- including two ships -- to help secure the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia after terror threats.

US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics
Japan PM to attend Sochi Olympics: reports
Japan PM to attend Sochi Olympics: reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, reports said Friday, despite calls for a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws.

Japan PM to attend Sochi Olympics: reports
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Kazakhstan tourists to enjoy five-star liner for $8,000 during 10 Sochi Olympics days

Kazakhstan tourists will be staying on board of a five-star liner for $7 000 during the Sochi Olympics.

Kazakhstan tourists to enjoy five-star liner for $8,000 during 10 Sochi Olympics days
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Five bodies found in Russia region near Olympics host Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched a counter-terror operation after five bodies riddled with bullets were found in a southern region bordering the Winter Olympics host Sochi, less than a month before the start of the games.

Five bodies found in Russia region near Olympics host Sochi
Photo a courtesy of Vesti.kz
Astana Arlans rearming to fight for title

6 new Kazakhstani boxers have joined the Astana Arlans, the Kazakhstan boxing club that won the WBS 3rd season.

Astana Arlans rearming to fight for title
Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat
Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat

Successive-day bombings on a railway station and trolleybus in Russia's heartland expose the challenge President Vladimir Putin faces in ensuring a safe Olympics on the edge of the violence-plagued North Caucasus.

Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia on Sunday, the group announced, finally ending a saga that had caused global concern.

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

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