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N. Korean leader wants ski resort by year-end: KCNA
N. Korean leader wants ski resort by year-end: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has issued a national appeal to speed up work on a "world class" ski resort, which is being built as rival South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

N. Korean leader wants ski resort by year-end: KCNA
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Olympic outfits selected in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan contest of designs of official and sport outfits for Kazakhstan Olympic team for the Sochi Olympics has been completed.

Olympic outfits selected in Kazakhstan
Presentation of new outfit. ©Vesti.kz
Designs for Kazakhstan's Olympians presented in Astana

Designs of new outfits for Kazakhstan's participants of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games were presented in Astana.

Designs for Kazakhstan's Olympians presented in Astana
Formal uniform of Kazakhstan team at the London Olympics-2012. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Chinese and U.S. designers bidding to design for Kazakhstan Olympic team

Designers from China and the U.S. will compete for the right to design outfits for Kazakhstan Olympic sportsmen.

Chinese and U.S. designers bidding to design for Kazakhstan Olympic team
Photo courtesy of Almaty city press-service
International Olympic Day marked by cycling marathon in Almaty

A cycling marathon, dedicated to the International Olympic Day, was held in Almaty.

International Olympic Day marked by cycling marathon in Almaty
Yelsiyar Kanagatov. Photo courtesy of www.primeminister.kz
Kazakhstan promises $250,000 for gold at Sochi Olympics

Kazakhstan Sport and Physical Culture Agency has announced the awards for winning medals at the Sochi Olympics.

Kazakhstan promises $250,000 for gold at Sochi Olympics
Yelsiyar Kanagatov, Sport and Physical Education Agency's chairman deputy. Photo courtesy of Primeminister.kz.
Kazakhstan expected to win at least two medals in Sochi Olympics

Kazakhstan Sport and Physical Education Agency has great expectations of those athletes who have already won different World Championships.

Kazakhstan expected to win at least two medals in Sochi Olympics
Yerlan Kozhagapanov, Sport and Physical Education Agency's chairman. ©Danial Okassov
Skiing: Kazakhstan skiers plan to gain 12-14 spots to Sochi Olympic Games

In the 2012-2013 season Kazakhstan skiers showed that they “have good chances to perform successfully” in the forthcoming Olympics.

Skiing: Kazakhstan skiers plan to gain 12-14 spots to Sochi Olympic Games
Kazakhstan wins 30 licences for Sochi Olympics
Kazakhstan wins 30 licences for Sochi Olympics

Kazakhstan has already obtained around 30 licenses for the 22nd winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Kazakhstan wins 30 licences for Sochi Olympics
Photo courtesy of oskva.msk.slando.ru
Olympics: Experts predict that Kazakhstan will win only one medal in Sochi Olympics

According to the forecast, Norway’s team will be the leader in the medal count with 38 medals (16 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze).

Olympics: Experts predict that Kazakhstan will win only one medal in Sochi Olympics
Olympic champions Svetlana Podobedova, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and Maya Maneza. Photo courtesy of Kazakh State University after Al-Farabi
Most of Kazakhstan proud of its Olympic winners regardless of ethnic origin: poll

58.5% of the respondents believe that “if athletes of different ethnic origins bring medals to Kazakhstan they are welcome to do so.”

Most of Kazakhstan proud of its Olympic winners regardless of ethnic origin: poll
Photo courtesy of biathlon.kz
Biathlon: Kazakhstan biathletes gain 10 Sochi Olympic spots

Five women’s and five men’s spots enable Kazakhstan to set forth a full squad of athletes at the Sochi Olympic Games.

Biathlon: Kazakhstan biathletes gain 10 Sochi Olympic spots
Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics
Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics

A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.

Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics
Olympics: Russia fetes one year to Sochi as official fired
Olympics: Russia fetes one year to Sochi as official fired

President Vladimir Putin vowed Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure.

Olympics: Russia fetes one year to Sochi as official fired
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35 Kazakhstan athletes to take part in 2014 China Youth Olympic Games

Kazakhstan athletes will compete in weightlifting, boxing, water polo, swimming, gymnastics and other events in the Nanjing Youth Olympics.

35 Kazakhstan athletes to take part in 2014 China Youth Olympic Games
Kevin Dallman. Photo courtesy of www.khl.ru
Hockey: Dallman officially becomes Kazakhstani

General Manager of Kazakhstan hockey team Shumi Babayev told about the selection of candidates to Kazakhstan national hockey team.

Hockey: Dallman officially becomes Kazakhstani
Torch Run for Special Olympics. Photo courtesy of sportsfeatures.com
Seven Kazakhstan teams will participate in Special Olympics

Kazakhstan athletes with intellectual disabilities won ten gold, four bronze and four silver medals at last year's Special Olympics.

Seven Kazakhstan teams will participate in Special Olympics
Talgat Yermegiyayev. Photo courtesy of Kazkahstan Sport and Physical Education Agency
Talgat Yermegiyayev awarded with American Academy of Martial Arts Award

The former chairman of Sport and Physical Education Agency will get the prize for his contribution into development of sport in Kazakhstan.

Talgat Yermegiyayev awarded with American Academy of Martial Arts Award
Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series
Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series

Olympians will feature a story of three friends: Ilya, Sasha and Serik, who will become Olympic champions of Kazakhstan.

Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series
Photo courtesy of skysports.com
Tour de France champ Wiggins knighted in New Year honours

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins led a parade of Olympic champions whose achievements in a remarkable summer of sport in Britain were recognised in the New Year Honours list on Saturday.

Tour de France champ Wiggins knighted in New Year honours

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