photo July 29 cycling UK Early Setback for Powerful British Cycling Team By GREG BISHOP July 2012 Britain’s Mark Cavendish was seen as a favorite in the Olympic men’s road race, but he faded to Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan won the gold.
Swimmer Katya Rudenko was just 13 when she competed in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, representing her native Kazakhstan. The budding young star swam in several more international competitions over the next four years and again earned a spot on her national team in the 2012 London games.
Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July in London. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) One of my favorite cyclists!
Albertville, 1992 Unified Team flag bearer Valery Medvedtsev leading the delegation consisting of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Armenia during athlete procession at Theatre des Ceremonies.
The beauty of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship: It's format allows more countries (such as Kazakhstan, here with Diana Torkina and Viktor Kim) much-needed experience at international competition.