One of the world's least populated countries at around 15 million, Kazakhstan is No. 8 in gold medals at the London Olympic Games.
The heaviest rain in six decades left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism online about Beijing's infrastructure.
At this year's Southeast Asian Games, Indonesia brought home an astounding 182 gold medals.
Children competed zealously at a pie-eating contest at the Durham County Fair in Durham, Conn., this past fall.