DOHA 2006

  • Mixed result for India in Asiad December 16, 2006

    Doha: The Asian Games are over and India have had some reasons to smile and some disappointments. With 54 medals including 10 gold, the haul was fairly rich, but the long term lessons that the team have learnt are important for Indian sport. Jaspal Rana may have missed out on the...
  • Sprint king to go on a naked run December 15, 2006

    Bangkok: A Thai Asian Games gold medallist will run around his training track naked after his prayers were answered as he awaited the result of a photofinish. Sittichai Suwonprateep, who ran the last leg of the men's 4x100 metre relay final on Tuesday, said he prayed while waiting anxiously for a...
  • Indian men win team golf silver December 11, 2006

    Doha: The Indian men's golf team turned in their best performance on Monday to bag the silver despite early morning drizzle and cloudy weather conditions at the 15th Asian Games here. The Indian women's team, comprising all youngsters, finished sixth on the par73 layout. The Indians compiled 849 points to...
  • Johnson gets boxing bronze December 11, 2006

    Doha: India's Varghese Johnson had to be content with a bronze medal in the boxing event of the Asian Games after he lost to his Kazakhstan opponent in the semifinal of the men's super heavy weight +91 kg category on Monday. Johnson, the lone Indian boxer on show on the last...
  • Indian wrestler wins bronze at Asiad December 11, 2006

    Doha: Woman discus thrower Krishna Punia and freestyle wrestler Alka Tomar got bronze medals at the Asian Games here on Monday. Punia, who created a personal best of 61.53m, finished behind Chinese grapplers gold medallist Song Aimin, who also created her personal best of 63.52m, and silver medallist Ma Xuejun (62.43). In...
  • Anju missed gold due to 'hurt leg' December 11, 2006

    Doha: After winning the Silver at the 15th Asian Games on Sunday night, ace long jumper Anju Bobby George rued a leg injury cost her the Gold in the event. "Today my body was not going so well, so I could not do well," Anju told mediapersons after the event. "There...
  • Hockey: India eves drub Taipei 70 December 4, 2006

    Doha: Captain Jyoti Sunita Kullu scored three goals to lead India to a 70 win over Chinese Taipei in a pool match of women's hockey in the 15th Asian Games here Sunday. India lead 10 at half time, but in the second half they pumped in six more to completely dominate...
  • Paes, Sania to head tennis challenge December 3, 2006

    Doha: India will depend on their spearheads Leander Paes and Sania Mirza as they launch their tennis campaign at the Asian Games on Monday. But with many of the other countries in the continent having made rapid progress in the sport since the last Asian Games in Busan, the Indians will...
  • India crash out of mixed doubles TT December 3, 2006

    Doha: Indian paddlers on Sunday bowed out of the mixed doubles event after losing their first round ties in the 15th Asian Games. Achanta Sharath Kamal and Poloumi Ghatak went down tamely to the Korean pair of Lee Jung Woo and Lee Eun Hee 611 811 911 in the round of...
  • Love at the time of Asian Games December 3, 2006

    Doha: Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a replica of internationallyfamous Taj Mahal at the main venue of the 15th Asian Games. Pattnaik has also created a replica of the Games mascot, which attracted scores of visitors. The Taj replica is the fourth in a series, after one at Houston...
  • Leaking roof plays havoc with shuttlers December 3, 2006

    Doha: A leaking roof at the badminton stadium disrupted the schedule, forcing the organisers to suspend play on some of the courts on the first day of competitions in the 15th Asian Games on Sunday. Many of the matches had to be rescheduled as a result of water leaking into the...
  • Anthem goofup leaves Nepal stranded December 3, 2006

    Doha: Three days into Doha 2006, the Asian Games have gone through its own ups and downs. While inclement weather conditions continue to be a big worry for the organisers, their biggest goofup however took place right at the flagraising ceremony. The Nepalese team had to accorded welcome twice after the...
  • India aim to strike gold, yet again December 3, 2006

    Doha: Weighed down by a prolonged sequence of dismal shows in recent times, India will have to defy form and history in their quest for a coveted gold medal in the hockey event of the 15th Asian Games, which begins on Monday with a relatively easy game against Bangladesh. The Asian...
  • Kabbadi 'exporters' in demand at Doha December 3, 2006

    Doha: Desperate to catch up with the mighty Indians, kabbadi teams competing in the 15th Asian Games have turned to the experts from the country to scale the next level in the sport. E Prasad Rao, the man who took the game from the mud fields of India to the mats...
  • Double Ks impress on Day Three December 3, 2006

    Doha: The near and the far Kuwait and Kazakhstan picked up Asian Games gold medals on Sunday at the windblown Lusail Shooting Complex in the desert north of the Qatari capital. China, continuing its dominating performance, won four more gold medals and one of its weightlifters set three world...
  • China's Chen sets 3 world records December 3, 2006

    Doha: Olympic champion Chen Yanqing set three weightlifting world records on Sunday to win the women's 58kg gold medal at the Asian Games. Chen hoisted 111 kg to eclipse the snatch record of 110 kg set by fellow Chinese Wang Li at Denpasar, Indonesia, in 2003. She lifted 140 kg in...
  • Asiad: Indian eve tests +ve for dope December 3, 2006

    Doha: Indian woman athlete Seema Antil has been withdrawn from Asian Games contingent after testing positive for a banned drug in outofcompetition tests, according to team officials. The 23yearold national record holder in discus throw, had tested positive for a banned steroid in dope tests conducted before the Games, the officials...
  • Rude officials spoiling the Games: India December 3, 2006

    Doha: It boasts spanking new arenas and stateoftheart equipment but the Doha Asian Games are missing a vital ingredient, Indian sports officials say a friendly touch. Gasrich Gulf state Qatar has dug into its deep resources for the December 115 sporting spectacle, but it is being spoiled by rude...
  • In pics: Asian Games opening December 2, 2006

    The Asian Games opened with a spectacle of pyrotechnics, animatronics and boundless enthusiasm on Friday. ...
  • Koreas to raise unity flag at Doha December 1, 2006

    Doha, Qatar: North and South Korean sports officials met on Thursday to discuss fielding a joint team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and marching under a 'unification flag' at the Asian Games opening ceremonies. The two sides met at a hotel, South Korean Olympic Committee officials said. Officials...
  • China hopes for gold rush at the pool December 1, 2006

    Doha: This is supposed to be an event and venue where China will showcase its swimming talent for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. While dual Athens Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima has been a consistent presence in the international arena for Japan and Park Taehwan has emerged as an Olympic medal contender...