win site.news_by_theme

Photo from personal archives
Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival

Kazakhstani film director Askhat Kuchichirekov’s debut film Benzin Bitti (Gasoline is Over) won the Best Film in Muhr AsiaAfrica Short category at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival
Adonis Stevenson. Photo a courtesy of theboxingobserver.com
Golovkin loses to Stevens in Breakthrough HBO Fighter

To the disappointment of Gennady Golovkin’s fans, the Kazakh boxer has lost to Canadian Adonis Stevenson in the Breakthrough HBO Fighter.

Golovkin loses to Stevens in Breakthrough HBO Fighter
Photo a courtesy of  didar-com.kz
Kanat Islam TKOs Basilio Silva

Kazakh professional boxer Kanat Islam has celebrated his 16th win by TKOing Basilio Silva from the Dominican Republic.

Kanat Islam TKOs Basilio Silva
Beibut Shumenov. Photo a courtesy of his vk.com page
Professional boxer Beibut Shumenov is true renaissance man

A story of a renaissance man Beibut Shumenov, 30, is one of willpower and the pursuit of greatness despite the spokes life put in his wheels.

Professional boxer Beibut Shumenov is true renaissance man
Shumenov walks away after he KOed Kovacs. Photo a courtesy of allboxing.ru
Super WBA champion Beibut Shumenov TKOs Tamas Kovacs

Kazakhstan's professional boxer Beibut Shumenov has retained his super WBA light heavyweight title in the fight against previously unbeaten Tamas Kovacs from Slovakia.

Super WBA champion Beibut Shumenov TKOs Tamas Kovacs
Photo a courtesy of universiadetrentino.org
Kazakhstan hockey team skates into semi finals of Universiade

The Kazakhstan hockey team has qualified for the semi finals of the Universiade in Tretino, Italy.

Kazakhstan hockey team skates into semi finals of Universiade
Photo © Marat Abilov
Astana hosts World Press Photo Exhibition

World Press Photo exhibition 2013 has started in Astana. It is held in Central Asia for the first time.

Astana hosts World Press Photo Exhibition
The Heavyweights Christian Demaj vs Vasiliy Levit. Photo  © astanaarlans.kz
Astana Arlans crush Mexico Guerreros 4-1

The Astana Arlans won over the Mexico Guerreros, leaving the Warriors no chance to redeem themselves after the unfortunate start of the season.

Astana Arlans crush Mexico Guerreros 4-1
Alexey Poltoranin. Photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Skiing: Poltoranin wins silver at World Cup stage in Norway

Kazakhstan skier Alexey Poltoranin has won the 2nd place at the World Cup stage in Norway.

Skiing: Poltoranin wins silver at World Cup stage in Norway
Kanat Islam. Photo  © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kanat Islam pounces his way to 15th win

Kanat Islam from Kazakhstan has proved that he does not have a “glass chin” by winning against Emilio “El Tornado” Julio Julio.

Kanat Islam pounces his way to 15th win
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020

Dubai beat off opposition from Brazil, Russia and Turkey on Wednesday to win the right to host the 2020 World Expo, sparking celebrations in the Gulf city and a stunning fireworks display at the world's tallest building.

Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote
Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote

The head of Honduras' electoral tribunal on Wednesday declared conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the presidential poll, amid allegations of vote-rigging from the losing leftist candidate.

Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote
Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten wins second competition in a row
Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten wins second competition in a row

Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten has won the International Ice Challenge Competition that took place in Graz, Austria.

Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten wins second competition in a row
Zhansaya Abdumalik. Photo a courtesy of Vesti.kz
Zhansaya Abdumalik wins men’s International Chess Tournament

13-year-old Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan has won the Men’s International Chess Tournament Brno Open 2013 in the Czech Tour Series.

Zhansaya Abdumalik wins men’s International Chess Tournament
Photo a courtesy of Vesti.kz
Astana Arlans lock their jaws on Championship

In the fight against the Russian Boxing Team, the Astana Arlans from Kazakhstan proved that they still dominate the ring and that the Wolves “bite” is lethal.

Astana Arlans lock their jaws on Championship
The Astana Arlans Captain Samat Bashenov (in the center). ©astanaarlans.kz
A real test: Astana Arlans vs Russian Boxing Team

In the 4th season of the WSB, the Astana Arlans have released their homegrown talent to challenge the veterans.

A real test: Astana Arlans vs Russian Boxing Team
©Astana Opera
Astana Opera singers win opera contest in Verona

Singers of Astana Opera have won prizes at the international contest of opera singers Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy.

Astana Opera singers win opera contest in Verona
The Heavyweight bout. Photo© astanaarlans.kz
Boxing: Astana Arlans on a winning streak, again

Kazakhstan's Astana Arlans, the WSB 2013 Champions, have burst the 4th season open with a solid 4:1 win over Baku Fires from Azerbaijan.

Boxing: Astana Arlans on a winning streak, again
Photo a courtesy of allboxing.ru
Once again a 'bad boy': Golovkin on Steven's fight

The 'Bad Boy', Gennady Golovkin, WBA world middleweight champion from Kazakhstan, shared the plans for the Curtis fight.

Once again a 'bad boy': Golovkin on Steven's fight
Golovkin's coach comments on winning Stevens
Golovkin's coach comments on winning Stevens

Abel Sanchez, the coach of the World Middleweight Champion Gennedy Golovkin, has shared his opinion on the Golovkin vs Stevens fight.

Golovkin's coach comments on winning Stevens