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wrestling

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Asiad Wrestling Recap: Yogeshwar Dutt Scripts Golden History

Yogeshwar pinned his spirited Chinese opponent to reverse the lead and make it to the Asian Games gold medal ...

Day 11 Recap: Vikas Gowda Brings Silver Lining On A Day Of Boxing Drama

On a day of shameful judgment in boxing, Vikas Gowda and men’s hockey brought India much-needed welcome news. ...

Day 10 Recap: Tennis And Athletics Bring India More Gold

Tennis and Discus throw kept up India’s gold rush at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon as Day 10 saw India add 7 ...

tennis

sakethsania

Saketh Myneni Interview: I Want To Break Into Top 100

It has been a memorable experience at the Incheon Asian Games for Saketh Myneni who captured the mixed doubles ...

Asiad Tennis Recap – Five Medals for India, Gold for Sania and Saketh

In particular it will be interesting to follow the career graph of Saketh Myeni as he will look to build on ...

Recap Day 13: Double Gold For India In Hockey And Athletics

Day 13 turned out to be a memorable day for India as men’s Hockey brought an Asiad gold after 16 years and the ...


Shooting

jitu rai - Indian shooter

Asiad Shooting Recap: Indian Shooters Deliver

India’s overall tally, their haul of nine medals was one more than what the shooters managed at the last ...

Day 11 Recap: Vikas Gowda Brings Silver Lining On A Day Of Boxing Drama

On a day of shameful judgment in boxing, Vikas Gowda and men’s hockey brought India much-needed welcome news. ...

Day 8 Recap: India Add Two Gold On A Day Of Medal Rush

Day 8 of the Incheon Asian Games turned out to be the most successful and glittering day of the competition ...

Day 7 Recap : Sandeep Sejwal Wins Swimming Bronze, India Add Shooting Silver

An elated Sandeep later revealed how much he yearned for an Asiad medal. ‘’I have worked 8 years for this and ...

Day 5 Recap: Bronze For Dushyant Chauhan, Comeback For Akhil Kumar

Comeback(s) of the Day – Joshna Chinappa staged a memorable comeback from two games down to win her match and ...

Football

Nimble feet at display, Mendoza breezes past!

Hero Indian Super League 2015: Top 5 Strikers

It is the fag end of the three month long tournament and the stage is being set for the top four teams that ...

Gallery: Bengaluru FC At The 2015 AFC Cup

Although Bengaluru FC have been knocked out of the AFC Cup, their stay has certainly been a memorable one. The ...

Bengaluru FC Fall To Persipura Jayapura In AFC Cup

Indonesian giants Persipura Jayapura continued their superb run as they beat Indian club, Bengaluru FC 3-1 at ...

Sunil Chhetri Brace Sinks Nepal At 2018 WC Qualifiers

India pulled off a clinical 2-0 victory in its 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Nepal at the Indira ...


Hockey

Indian hockey can look up to 2015 with optimism

Indian Hockey Can Look Up To 2015 With Optimism

2014 was truly one of the best years one can remember for Indian hockey. It’s not often that we see the ...

Hockey India League 2015: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Hockey India League concluded with the Ranchi Rays claiming the title. The penalty shoot-out was perhaps a ...

Indian Hockey: Top Four Indian Players Of 2014

As the Hockey India League kicks off the 2015 season it is a good time to remind ourselves about some of the ...

Squash

harinder-pal-sandhu

Harinder Pal Sandhu Upsets Top Seed To Reach Final

Reigning national squash champion Harinder Pal Sandhu caused a major upset as he reached the final of ...

Interview: It Was The Biggest Moment Of My Career: Saurav Ghosal

The day I lost I was completely heartbroken. But then I knew that the team event was starting and India ...

Asiad Recap: Indian Squash Stars Shine At The Asiad

Indian Squash stars met with success at the Asian games. There was redemption for Saurav Ghosal who missed the ...


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Archery

rajat chauhan and team with archery gold

Asiad Archery Recap: Compound Archery Flourishes..

The Indian men's team of Abhishek Verma, Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan had to overcome several odds to reach ...

Day 9 Asiad Recap: Yogeshwar Dutt Scripts History

India wrote a golden chapter of her wrestling history as Yogeshwar Dutt brought home India’s fourth gold ...

Athletics

Liksy-Joseph

Liksy Joseph Wins Second Silver Medal At Wuhan

India had a good run on the second day at the Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan. A total of four medals ...

MR Poovamma Claims Silver At Asian Athletics Championships

A day after Inderjeet Singh bagged the gold medal on Day One of the Asian Athletics Championships, MR Poovamma ...


Badminton

badmintonteam

Asiad Badminton Recap: India Win Bronze In Team Event, Falter In Singles

Indian shuttlers ended a 28-year-wait for an Asiad badminton medal by winning the bronze in women’s team ...

Day 12 Recap: Mary Kom Brings Gold While Sarita Might Face Possible Ban

It was a day of mixed emotions for the Indian camp as there was boundless joy on one side with Mary Kom ...

Boxing

Mohammed Ali Qamar

Heroes of Indian Contact Sports #5 – Mohammed Ali Qamar

Once in a long while, along comes an athlete who not only rewrites history, but helps in inspiring a ...

Indian Sports Stars That Were Ranked World #1: Part Two

Indian sports has produced some stupendous performances over the years and many have climbed up the echelon to ...


Wushu

Saurav-Ghosal

Day 4 Recap – Silver For Saurav Ghosal, Bronzes For Shooting And Wushu

Comeback of the Day – India’s ever-dependable shooter Abhinav Bindra had slid to the fourth place in the ...

Judo

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Day 3 Recap: Saurav Ghosal In Squash Final, Shooters Deliver Bronze

Saurav Ghosal’s final appearance in the men’s singles category of Squash brought the biggest cheer to the ...

 


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The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games they have been organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

In its history, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.

The last Games was held in Guangzhou, China from 12 November to 27 November 2010. The next Games will be held inIncheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October 2014.

Source: Wikipedia


 

Asian Games 2014, Icheon

The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games.

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Icheon 2014 Asian Games Logo

Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.

The opening ceremony will start at 18:00 local time on September 19, 2014. The performance will include four acts, from “Asia long time ago”, “Asia meeting through the sea”, “Asia as family and friends”, and “Asia as one and future joining with today”

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Sports

The 2014 Games is scheduled to feature the 28 Olympic sports which will be contested at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition, eight non-Olympic sports will be featured: baseball, ten-pin bowling, cricket, kabaddi, karate, sepak takraw, squash and wushu. The list was finalised on December 9, 2010 at the OCA’s executive board meeting in Muscat, Oman. This resulted in six other sports: roller sport, board games (chess, go, xiangqi), cue sports, softball, dance sport and dragon boat, which were held in previous Games being dropped from the list. The list was approved on July 13, 2011 during the 30th annual general assembly in Tokyo as softball incorporated with baseball as one sport while soft tennis is under the discipline of tennis. For the first time, compound archery, mixed relay triathlon, judo team events were introduced.

The changes in the non-Olympic sports featured at the Asian Games were influenced by discussions with organizers, who had suggested the removal of cricket from the program because they felt too few countries played it, and because they lacked infrastructure to host it. However, the OCA disputed the proposed removal of cricket, citing its popularity and viewer interest.

  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water polo
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby sevens
  • Sailing
  • Sepaktakraw
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu

Source: Wikipedia


 


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