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Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked by images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice.

Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold.

Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Swimming: Stars battle for world titles in Kazan's pool duel
Swimming: Stars battle for world titles in Kazan's pool duel

With one eye on Rio de Janeiro, swimming's stars begin the battle for world championship medals in Kazan to prove their form heading into the 2016 Olympic Games

Swimming: Stars battle for world titles in Kazan's pool duel
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea

Kazakhstan’s swimmer Dmitriy Balandin has hauled the first gold medal for Kazakhstan at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Three gold medals is an incredible feeling: Dmitriy Balandin
Three gold medals is an incredible feeling: Dmitriy Balandin

Three times champions of the Asian Games Dmirty Balandin from Kazakhstan talked about his best performance in an interview with Vesti.kz.

Three gold medals is an incredible feeling: Dmitriy Balandin
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin wins 3 gold medals at Asian Games
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin wins 3 gold medals at Asian Games

Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin has become the champion of the Asian Games in Men's 50m Breaststroke.

Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin wins 3 gold medals at Asian Games
10th IWAS World Junior Games 2014, Stoke Mandeville UK. Facebook photo
Kazakhstan paralympians win 10 gold at IWAS World Junior Games

Kazakhstan National Paralympic Team has won 10 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 10th IWAS World Junior Games 2014.

Kazakhstan paralympians win 10 gold at IWAS World Junior Games
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Russian teenagers turn apartment into pool

Teenagers from Orlovskaya Oblast in Russia have turned an apartment into a swimming pool.

Russian teenagers turn apartment into pool
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Kazakh swims 70km to commemorate 70th Victory Day

Omirzhan Oshanov, a 53 y.o. resident of Zhanatan village in Pavlodar Oblast, swam for 10 hours to commemorate the upcoming 70th Victory Day.

Kazakh swims 70km to commemorate 70th Victory Day
©Turar Kazangapov
Only one place to swim in Astana

Department of Consumer Protection of Astana has conluded that people can swim only in one place in the Ishim (Yesil) River.

Only one place to swim in Astana
Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Woman killed by shark in Australia

A woman was taken by a shark on Thursday while swimming with her husband in Australia, authorities said, in an attack which horrified fellow swimmers.

Woman killed by shark in Australia
Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews
Kazakhstan goes ice-swimming in January

Lifeguards have shared tips and warnings about ice swimming.

Kazakhstan goes ice-swimming in January
©Reuters/Gleb Garanich
Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park

The Japanese town made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove", will open a marine mammal park where visitors can swim with dolphins, but will not end its annual slaughter.

Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park
Photo courtesy of vk.com
Swimming lessons may become part of school curriculum in Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan government is considering including swimming lessons into the school curriculum.

Swimming lessons may become part of school curriculum in Kazakhstan
Judge is awarding Kazakhstan synchronized swimmers at Asian Swimming Championship.  Photo courtesy of asiaswimmingfederation.org
Synchronized swimming: Kazakhstan won three bronze medals in Asian Championship

Kazakhstan national synchronized swimming team won three bronze medals at the 9th Asian Swimming Championship.

Synchronized swimming: Kazakhstan won three bronze medals in Asian Championship
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Muslim girl cannot skip swim class: German court

A German court on Friday refused to allow a Muslim student to skip swimming lessons after she said she was uncomfortable being so close to bare-chested boys.

Muslim girl cannot skip swim class: German court
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