The mother and fiance of the Kazakhstan skier Yuliya Galysheva came over to Sochi to support her at the Winter 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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil's branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia's "homophobia".
Alexey Poltoranin, a star ski racer from Kazakhstan, is likely to win two gold medals at the Winter Sochi Olympics.
Two-times Olympic champion in weightlifting Ilya Ilyin from Kazakhstan has posted a prophetic photo in his Instagram account.
Olympic silver winner Elena Khrustaleva from Kazakhstan has won the sprint competition at the Asian Biathlon Championship in Almaty.
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.
The Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov has been named The Best Asian WSB Boxer of 2013.
Stockholm has dropped its bid for the Winter Olympics 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Kazakhstan tourists will be staying on board of a five-star liner for $7 000 during the Sochi Olympics.
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.
6 new Kazakhstani boxers have joined the Astana Arlans, the Kazakhstan boxing club that won the WBS 3rd season.
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.
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.
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