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  • Asian Games 2014: Things to know about India 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    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 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    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 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    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 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon 5 hours 33 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 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    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...
  • North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village 9 hours 35 minutes ago

    The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip. The ceremony took place at...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Asian Games 2014 in a nutshell 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    The 2014 Incheon Asian Games begin on Friday, where a total of 45 countries in the Asian continent will field its athletes eyeing top honours. The tournament will see competition across 36 sports, including three new disciplines introduced for the event while five from the last edition at Guangzhou, China,...
  • Asian Games 2014: Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games Yesterday

    The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been chosen to represent her country in equestrian, riding a horse called Prince Charming. The 27-year-old has...
  • Pradeep wins bronze in shooting world championship Yesterday

    Granada: The Indian contingent finally had something to cheer about as young shooter Pradeep bagged a bronze medal after the seniors' none-too-impressive showing in the 51st Shooting World Championships. Pradeep won the honour in 25-metre standard pistol event for junior men on Tuesday. Pradeep, who also helped the three-men Indian team to...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over Yesterday

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to get Arjuna Award: sources Yesterday

    Boxer Manoj Kumar, who had approached the High Court after being overlooked for the Arjuna Award, is likely to get the sports honour - sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. According to the sources, Manoj's coach has received a call from the Sports Ministry about the development. After Manoj's plea, the HC...
  • Basketball players can wear religious head coverings: FIBA Yesterday

    International basketball's governing body said that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA's central board met over the weekend at the men's world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sports to settle disputes during Asian Games Yesterday

    Incheon: In an unprecedented move, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), the world's highest tribunal in sports, will set up an office here during the Asian Games, starting Friday, to help quickly settle disputes arising from the continental tournament. The official Asiad Daily said on Wednesday that CAS, which is headquartered...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Four Indian judokas in the Asian Games squad 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Four Indian judokas, who won medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, have made the cut for the Asian Games in Incheon, starting September 19. While the lone male judoka in the squad will Navjot Chana in the 60 kg category, the Manipuri duo of Likmabam Sushila...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian boxers cleared to fight under tricolour 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport's world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins...
  • Boxing India gets AIBA backing, asked to join IOA 2 days ago

    After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now asked the newly-elected body to apply for IOA membership while making it clear that it would no longer deal with the ad-hoc committee which had been appointed for the sport. "As of today, the Ad Hoc Committee...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Bilbao Masters 2 days ago

    Bilbao: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand cashed in on his chances to put it across Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the second round of Bilbao Final Masters. Anand displayed his technical prowess and had Vallejo off-track with some brilliant ideas in the game and even though it would go down...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 2 days ago

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • United Singhs thrash Yo Yo Tigers in World Kabaddi League 2 days ago

    Bhatinda: The United Singhs thrashed Yo Yo Tigers 67-35 in the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) at Rajindra College Hockey Stadium on Monday. The 32-point margin of defeat for the Tigers is the highest in the league. The opening quarter witnessed the United Singhs make five successful raids while skipper Sandeep Singh...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 2 days ago

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the well-known names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • AIBA grants provisional recognition to Boxing India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxing on Monday finally came out of an administrative exile after the International body AIBA gave provisional recognition to the newly-elected Boxing India, clearing the decks for the the country's pugilists' hassle-free participation in the upcoming Asian Games. "The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has granted Boxing India provisional...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai 3 days ago

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old Rai last week won an...
  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • After CWG bronze, expectations are high for Asiad: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: She rose from oblivion by giving India first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19. The 21-year-old became the toast of Tripura, her...
  • Asian Games 2014: Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away 3 days ago

    South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away. Incheon's organising committee (IAGOC) said on Monday that overall ticket sales had...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Ruslan Ponomariov in Bilbao opener 3 days ago

    Bilbao: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters with a crushing win over former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine here. Playing his last tournament ahead of the World Championship re-match against Magnus Carlsen in November, Anand showed that he was in top form...

Hockey

Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening

Ending the suspense, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was bestowed with the honour of being the flag bearer of India at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games.

Badminton

We can beat Korea in Asiad, says shuttler Gurusaidutt

"We hope to beat Korea this time. We have to win all three singles. It is going to be tough but we have a chance of winning the singles. We can beat them," Guru said.

Formula One

Smoky haze hits Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore's National Environment Agency said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island.

Tennis

Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.