ASIAN GAMES

  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year 3 days ago

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...
  • Can India build on the CWG and Asiad momentum at Champions Trophy? December 3, 2014

    With a rare success of three medals in a row at major sporting events beckoning Indian hockey, Bhubaneswar will become the epicentre of hockey fans in the country once the Champions Trophy begins December 6 in the Temple City of India. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Incheon Asian Games...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA, the sport's...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA,...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban for her Asian Games bronze medal protest: AIBA November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the AIBA. ...
  • AIBA acts tough, boxer Sarita Devi faces ban for refusing Asian Games medal November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. Sarita lost in the semi-finals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September,...
  • Para-athlete Sharad Kumar fighting for recognition despite gold at 2014 Asian Games November 6, 2014

    Two years back in 2012, Sharad Kumar was banned for taking steroids at the Malaysian Open Para-athletics Championships but the differently-abled high-jumper silenced all his critics by clinching a gold medal at the recently concluded Para Asian Games in Incheon. However, to his dismay, no one has come forward to...
  • Asian Games 2014 medallists felicitated October 28, 2014

    The laurels keep coming in for India's Asiad and Commonwealth Games medallists - last evening several athletes were felicitated at a function in the capital. ...
  • Boxer Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony. Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...
  • Para-swimmer Sharath breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Asian Games October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea, by winning six medals to go past sprint legend PT Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event. "London 2012 Paralympian swimmer Sharath Gayakwad created history at the 2014 Asian Para Games...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sports Ministry officials October 24, 2014

    Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward. IOA President N Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi...
  • India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi's suspension reversed October 23, 2014

    Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi's return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women's lightweight division to local...
  • Indians bag three medals on Day 3 at Para Asian Games October 21, 2014

    Incheon: India added three more medals on the third day of competitions with swimmer Sharath Mahadevarao Gayakwad grabbing his third medal in the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. Narender bagged a silver in men's javelin throw - F42/44 event before Karamjyoti added a bronze in women's discus throw - F55/56 at...
  • India win two gold medals in Para Asian Games October 20, 2014

    Incheon: India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on Tuesday...
  • Goalkeeper Sreejesh targets Olympics hockey gold after Asiad triumph October 16, 2014

    India defeated Pakistan 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out to clinch the men's hockey gold at the Asian Games in Incheon. ...
  • Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy. "After we finished last in the 2012 Olympics, we...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets India's Asian Games medallists October 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met India's medal winners from the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon. ...
  • India's Asian Games medallists honoured October 14, 2014

    India in the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon finished with 57 medals, which included 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. ...
  • Incheon Games performance is inspiring, says Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the performance of Indian athletes at the Incheon Asian Games as "inspiring", the government of India on Monday felicitated the medal winners at a ceremony here and gave them cash awards. India won 57 medals, including 11 gold medals, at the 17th edition of the Games in the...
  • Samsung India names Mary Kom the Most Valuable Player of India's Asiad campaign October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal...
  • Athletics: My Asiad gold a slap on my critics' face, says Mandeep October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Back into the limelight after serving a two-year ban due to a dope offence, two-time Asian Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur on Saturday said that she has silenced her critics who thought her career was over with her feat in the just-concluded Incheon Games. Punjab girl Mandeep was a...