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Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games
July 17, 2019

Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games

By Catherine Putz
The AIBA has been suspended and Rakhimov has resigned but boxing will still appear in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Is Boxing's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Future on the Ropes?
March 26, 2019

Is Boxing's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Future on the Ropes?

By Catherine Putz
Last week, AIBA President Gafur Rakhimov offered to step aside. This week, an IOC inquiry into the AIBA should get an update.
Small Countries, Big Sports: The Case of Izzat Artykov
January 26, 2017

Small Countries, Big Sports: The Case of Izzat Artykov

By Aidai Masylkanova
Artykov's legal representative shares his side of a complicated case.

Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
June 22, 2016

Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio

By Catherine Putz
Russians may run to glory at the Rio Games, just not under their country’s flag.

Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
June 17, 2016

Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Four gold-medal winning Kazakh weightlifters have been suspended after tests indicated steroid use at the 2012 Olympics.

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?
July 30, 2015

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?

By Catherine Putz
Astana says there's plenty of (oil) money in the bank.

Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up
June 10, 2015

Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up

By Catherine Putz
Will Almaty be “Keeping it Real” in 2022 or will Beijing prove to be a “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow”?
Kazakhstan Shuts Down Gay Propaganda Law
May 27, 2015

Kazakhstan Shuts Down Gay Propaganda Law

By Catherine Putz
The country's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics likely influenced the decision.

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics

By Joshua Kucera
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.

The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be in Asia
October 09, 2014

The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be in Asia

By Samuel Chi
Because nobody else wants them.

As Olympic Ban Ends, India Reflects On Its Lack of Medals
February 13, 2014

As Olympic Ban Ends, India Reflects On Its Lack of Medals

By Samuel Chi
Despite being the world’s second most populous country, India has seen little Olympic glory.
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