Asian Games

  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games 17-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Sushil hopeful of a medal at the Asian Games 18-03-2014 09:39 PM

    Olympic medallist and wrestler Sushil Kumar is yet to win a medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and...
  • Sindhu eyes medals in CWG and Asian Games 16-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Brimming with confidence after a successful season, PV Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket. Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when...
  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics 23-01-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has set his sights on winning the gold medal in this year's Incheon Asian Games which would give the erstwhile champions of the game a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oltmans said the senior men's team showed signs of...
  • Pakistan keen on having hockey series with India 14-01-2014 09:25 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Tuesday said it has resumed talks with the Indian hockey authorities to have a bilateral series as soon as possible. PHF president, Akhtar Rasool, told during a media briefing in Lahore that he was keen to have a bilateral series with India in...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards 04-01-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games....
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship 27-10-2013 10:11 PM

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury....
  • We had sent entries of shuttlers for Youth Asian Games in May: BAI 17-08-2013 11:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Saturday claimed that they had sent entries of four Indian shuttlers for the ongoing Youth Asian Games in May and was under the impression that Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) would ensure the players participation by sorting out the issue that...
  • Young Indian shuttlers twiddling thumbs in China 17-08-2013 09:14 PM

    Nanjing, China: Four Indian shuttlers, two boys and as many girls, are in Nanjing, China to take part in the ongoing Youth Asian Games but are whiling away their time idly in the athletes village as their names have not been included in the badminton draw, it has been learnt....
  • Why Pinki Pramanik is better off

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    I've been in the throes of my third novel Sita's Curse and hence more or less cut off from the civilized world, preferring to live...

  • Dope scandal haunts Indian athletics in 2011 29-12-2011 04:41 PM

    After a rewarding 2010, athletics slumped to a low this year, turning out to be the country's dirtiest sport with seven top athletes, including three Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalists, getting involved in one of India's biggest doping scandals. Asian Games double gold-medalist Ashwini Akkunji and her 4x400m relay...
  • IOA postpones South Asian Games to 2013 16-12-2011 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Postponing the South Asian Games from October next year to 2013 and scrapping all the newly-formed committees were some of the major decisions taken by the Indian Olympic Association's General Body after a meeting here. The South Asian Games, earlier scheduled to be held in India in October,...
  • India: A sports destination but no sporting power 07-11-2011 07:06 AM

    New Delhi: At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, India " a nation of over one billion " was represented by just 56 athletes. They finished with a total of three medals; one gold, two bronze. At the same event, considered the benchmark of sporting/athletic excellence, Australia " a nation of some...
  • Former Union Minister Vasant Sathe is dead 23-09-2011 10:03 PM

    Gurgaon: Congress veteran and former Union Minister Vasant Sathe died in Gurgaon on Friday night of heart attack. He was 86. Sathe complained of chest pain late in the evening and was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead. He breathed his last at 7:50 pm, doctors...
  • Athletics dope hearing adjourned till Oct 4 14-09-2011 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: The dope hearing of the six tainted track and field athletes, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, was on Wednesday adjourned for October 4 after their counsel sought for more documents. All the six athletes - Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose, Mary Tiana Thomas, Priyanka Pawar, Jauna...
  • Vijender delighted with Asian Games' success 30-11-2010 10:45 PM

    The World no. 1 and the Asian Games champion said he fought the final bout with a broken left hand. ...
  • India's best ever Asian Games 29-11-2010 08:37 PM

    By claiming 64 medals and finishing sixth in the medals tally, India had a dream run at the just concluded Asian Games. ...
  • Brasa humiliated me during World Cup: Rajpal 29-11-2010 04:12 PM

    Chandigarh: Deeply hurt with the treatment meted out to him by chief coach Jose Brasa, a "powerless" Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh on Monday said he has decided to call it quits from the post and will soon air his views to the national federation (HI). Rajpal accused Brasa of...
  • Spectacular fireworks end 16th Asian Games 27-11-2010 08:45 PM

    Guangzhou: The skies lit up with dazzling fireworks as an emotional China brought the curtains down on the biggest Asian Games in a riot of colour, foot-tapping music and a cultural extravaganza at the Haixinsha Island on the Pearl River here on Saturday. If the opening ceremony held at the...
  • Asiad closing: Vijender to be India's flagbearer 27-11-2010 04:00 PM

    Guangzhou: World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India's flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event here on Saturday. Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender defeated two-time world champion Abbos Atoev in the middleweight...
  • China's Lin Dan Asiad's most valuable player 27-11-2010 03:06 PM

    Guangzhou: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was awarded the Samsung Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Asian Games. MVP is regarded as the supreme honour for the athletes, recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC). Lin won two gold medals -...
  • Indian men win bronze in chess team event 27-11-2010 12:15 AM

    Guangzhou: Indian men registered a convincing victory over lower-ranked Iran to win the bronze medal in the chess team competition of the Asian Games here on Friday. P Harikrishna was the only Indian to play out a draw as the rest - Sasikiran Krishnan, Surya Shekar Ganguly and B Adhiban...
  • India ends athletics campaign with 11 medals 26-11-2010 07:24 PM

    Guangzhou: India ended their athletics campaign in the Asian Games with a bagful of medals with the women's 4x400m relay quartet winning the gold to bring down curtains with a bang on the penultimate day of the competitions here on Friday. India emerged from the track and field events with...
  • Asiad: Vijender wins India's 2nd boxing gold 26-11-2010 07:17 PM

    Guangzhou: Indian boxing's poster boy Vijender Singh pummeled two-time world champion Abbos Atoev into submission with a commanding 7-0 triumph in the 75kg category to give the country's campaign in the Asian Games a golden finish here on Friday. The dashing Beijing Olympic Games bronze-medal winner Vijender destroyed the Ubzek...
  • India wins gold in women's 4x400m relay 26-11-2010 05:48 PM

    Guangzhou: Indian women's 4X400m relay quartet lived up to expectations by defending the gold medal won in 2006 with AC Ashwini anchoring the team to glory in the Asian Games here on Friday. Running in the third leg, Ashwini, who earlier clinched the yellow metal in the 400m hurdles, gave...