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Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race
Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race

Kazakhstan's speed-skater Roman Krech has become 7th after two men's 500 meters races at the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India

The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi.

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru
Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru

Kazakhstan Olympic team's outfit has entered the list of the best outfits at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt

Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Almaty students support Kazakhstan Olympic team
Almaty students support Kazakhstan Olympic team

Around one thousand students have gathered in Almaty to support Kazakhstan athletes participating in the 22th Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Almaty students support Kazakhstan Olympic team
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket

Fans may have paid $1,000 a ticket to see the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but insisted it was value for money for a trip through Russia's history and culture.

Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show

Sochi dazzled the world on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer.

Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show
Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin
Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin

European commentators portrayed the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as a personal triumph and even an exorbitant show of power for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin
President Nazarbayev meets Kazakhstan's Olympic team. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived to Sochi, Russia for the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics.

Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi
Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world
Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world

Russia on Friday officially opens in Sochi its first ever Winter Olympics with a lavish ceremony attended by dozens of heads of state and aimed at impressing a sceptical world with an unforgettable spectacle.

Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world
Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights
Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday on liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-ons aboard Russia-bound flights.

Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights
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
Photo courtesy of  sports.yahoo.com
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
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi

Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert.

New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
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
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
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