Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history
Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history

Inspired by the success of neighbours Russia in staging the Olympics in the southern resort city of Sochi, Kazakhstan has set its sights on hosting the 2022 Winter Games in its former capital of Almaty.

World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition
World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition

The 2014 World Chess Championship is poised interestingly, as the title challenger from India, Viswanathan Anand, has to take some risk to strike soon to be in contention for the crown with Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen enjoying a one-point lead, say experts.

World Chess Championship: Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen
World Chess Championship: Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen

Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen.

World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen draw their 8th round
World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen draw their 8th round

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the world chess championship against Magnus Carlsen now underway here.

World Chess Championship: Marathon Game 7 between Anand, Carlsen ends in draw
World Chess Championship: Marathon Game 7 between Anand, Carlsen ends in draw

Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and Indian title challenger Viswanathan Anand on Monday signed a peace treaty in Game 7 of the World Chess Championship in Sochi.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen crushes Anand in Game 6, leads by one point
World Chess Championship: Carlsen crushes Anand in Game 6, leads by one point

 Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen handed out a crushing defeat to the title challenger, India`s Viswanathan Anand, at the world title match at Sochi on Saturday.

World Chess Championship: Anand loses sixth game to Carlsen, trails by one point now
World Chess Championship: Anand loses sixth game to Carlsen, trails by one point now

Reigning champion Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand in Game 6 of the World Chess Championship in Sochi. Carlsen now leads the Indian 3.5 to 2.5 with six more rounds to play.

World Chess Championship: Anand misses opportunity, draws fifth game with Carlsen
World Chess Championship: Anand misses opportunity, draws fifth game with Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand missed out on an opportunity to press for serious advantage and settled for a draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the world chess championship now underway here.

LIVE: World Chess Championship, Game 5 - Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen
LIVE: World Chess Championship, Game 5 - Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen

Playing in the new role of a challenger, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is sitting pretty ahead of the fifth game of the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen.

Viswanathan Anand squares up with resounding win over Magnus Carlsen
Viswanathan Anand squares up with resounding win over Magnus Carlsen

Indian chess king Viswanathan Anand beat Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the third game of the World Chess Championship in Sochi on Tuesday.

World Chess Championship, Game 3: Viswanathan Anand seeks to gain lost ground
World Chess Championship, Game 3: Viswanathan Anand seeks to gain lost ground

The initial strategy has backfired and it's time for Viswanathan Anand to reconcile and come out with fresh ideas to recover the lost ground in the World Chess Championship match against holder Magnus Carlsen on Tuesday.

Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen resume battle in Game 2 today
Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen resume battle in Game 2 today

Round 2 of World Chess Championship's grand duel between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand will take place today at the Olympic Media Centre in Sochi.

I am slightly relieved: Viswanathan Anand
I am slightly relieved: Viswanathan Anand

Satisfied with the draw in a tough opening match of the World Championships, Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand said he felt relieved to have pulled off the result after a rather wobbly start against title-holder Magnus Carlsen.

World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen play out draw in Game 1
World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen play out draw in Game 1

Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Chess Championship on Saturday. The players split a point to be level on 0.5-0.5. There were 48 moves in all.

Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen
Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen

Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign with white pieces against defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Championship that gets underway here.

Viswanathan Anand approaches Sochi battle royale with positive feelings
Viswanathan Anand approaches Sochi battle royale with positive feelings

Challenger Viswanathan Anand takes on defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia today.

Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against Formula One's interest
Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against Formula One's interest

Red Bull boss Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against the interests of sport by blocking the proposed additional engine update next year.

Fernando Alonso enigmatic as Ferrari struggle again
Fernando Alonso enigmatic as Ferrari struggle again

An enigmatic Fernando Alonso said he would not be driving a Mercedes-powered car next year after finishing a frustrated sixth for also-rans Ferrari in Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton says Jules Bianchi was always on his mind
Lewis Hamilton says Jules Bianchi was always on his mind

The champagne was sprayed on the podium, and celebratory glasses clinked in the Mercedes hospitality, but Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton never lost sight of the bigger picture on Sunday.

Force India concedes 5th spot to McLaren
Force India concedes 5th spot to McLaren

Sergio Perez's secured 10th place at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, preventing a no-points show but Sahara Force India conceded the fifth spot to McLaren in the team championship, here on Sunday.