Asians

  • Go for Glory: Shooters expected to lead medal haul in Incheon 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts in the Asian Games. ...
  • Anirban Lahiri stays ahead in Malaysia 7 hours 20 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri continued his flying form by firing a four-under-par 68 to maintain a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour's Selangor Masters on Friday. The 27-year-old, who fired 10 birdies in his impressive opening round, dropped just one shot for a 10-under 132...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • 'Clean' Indian lifters look to emulate CWG success in Asiad 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Incheon: After successfully burying the ghosts of doping menace at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters would look to keep their new-found cleaner image intact while aiming for a rich medal when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday. Indian lifters brought home...
  • Indian hockey forwards ready for Lanka challenge, says Gurwinder Singh 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Incheon: Indian hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi said the forward line has worked hard to iron out their flaws and be more clinical in front of goal, before facing Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 2014 Asian Games on Sunday. "The forward line has work hard in all...
  • Asian Games Curtain Raiser: Time to serve the nation 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is all set to showcase the best of talent from the athletes in Asia. The 17th Asiad is ready for the Opening Ceremony with hockey star Sardar Singh to carry the country's flag. However, a couple of issues still show India is still not...
  • Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad, says wrestler Amit Kumar 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon. Wrestling Federation of India had...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting 13 hours 29 minutes ago

    Incheon: They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30, competing...
  • Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia on Friday decided that Indonesian capital Jakarta will host the 18th Asian Games in 2018. "Today it has been approved by the EB that in 2018 will be the next Asian Games in Jakarta in Indonesia," said council president Sheikh Ahmad...
  • This time Indian hockey ready for Asian Games glory: Michael Nobbs 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    The Incheon Asian Games signifies a very important step in Indian hockey's revival, especially since it offers a chance for direct qualification to the next Olympic Games in Rio. To qualify seems a simple process: just win the Asian Games gold. And though India's track record here is rather poor,...
  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19-October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING - The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 21-26. There will be...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future 16 hours 40 minutes ago

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games give youngsters chance to shine, says Leander Paes Yesterday

    Mumbai: Vetern tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday said Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to shine at the Asian Games in Incheon in the absence of top players. "This will also gives lots of experience to the kids, to the youngsters. They have lot of potential, lot of talent. It...
  • Nothing surprises me anymore, says disappointed Abhinav Bindra Yesterday

    Incheon: India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra has expressed anguish and disappointment over the seeming apathy of the country's sports administrators, saying he has "got used" to such things. He wanted to check into the Asiad Games Village early but could not make it till Wednesday evening, two days...
  • Triple jumpers Maheshwary, Mayookha cleared for Asiad Yesterday

    Patiala: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday said triple jumpers Mayookha Johny (women's) and Renjith Maheshwary (men's) have been cleared for the Incheon Asian Games, starting on Friday. However, the men's 4x400 metres relay team were dropped due to poor form during the trials held at the National Institute...
  • Big honour to lead India in Asiad opening ceremony: Sardar Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break their 16-year gold jinx in the continental...
  • Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening Yesterday

    Incheon: Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour. "The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men's hockey team. Actually all the people...
  • Asian Games 2014: Things to know about India Yesterday

    Incheon: The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. Though it still has only one individual Olympic gold medal winner - shooter Abhinav Bindra - India can boast several leading contenders when it comes to the Asian Games. Here are things...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village Yesterday

    Incheon: The Indian tri-colour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • China aiming to top medals tally at Asian Games Yesterday

    Incheon: Chef de mission of the Chinese delegation for the Asian Games, Liu Peng, said on Thursday that the country aims to top both the overall medals and gold medal tables at the Games. "We've been the leaders on both medals and gold medal tables of Asian Games for nine straight...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team keen to rectify CWG mistakes Yesterday

    Incheon: With just a day remaining for the opening of the 17th Asian Games, the Indian women's hockey team is busy making last-minute preparations and keen to avoid past mistakes, eyeing a winning start to their campaign. The team is going through a steady dose of practice matches and tune-up sessions...
  • Asian Games 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon 18 hours 58 minutes ago

    The 14 gold medals India won at Guangzhou four years ago was the country's best show ever at the Asian Games. And though the list of athletes has gone through some serious chopping before arriving at the final size of the contingent, hopes of improving the medal haul at Incheon...
  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought Yesterday

    With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28-year-long wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon Yesterday

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • Bangladesh name Shakib, Rubel in Asian Games squad Yesterday

    Bangladesh's 15-member squad for the Asian Games has received a fillip with star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain brought in as replacements for offspinner Sohag Gazi and paceman Al-Amin Hossain who have come under the ICC radar clamping down on bowlers with suspect action. The Games...