Asian Games 2014 News
- China's Hangzhou to Host 2022 Asian Games
Chinese city Hangzhou was the lone candidate to bid for hosting the 2022 Asian Games. The decision comes shortly after Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- Boxer Sarita Devi Accepts her Asian Games Bronze Medal
Boxer Sarita Devi had refused to wear the bronze medal awarded to her around her neck after she lost in a controversial bout during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
- Boxing India Helping Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Tells Parliament
L Sarita Devi was suspended by the world boxing body (AIBA) from all competitions for not accepting her bronze medal at Asian Games medal ceremony.
- India Hope to get Boxer Sarita Devi's Suspension Reversed
Boxing India will write to International Boxing Federation (AIBA) on suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, coaches GS Sandhu and Sagar Dhyal, and chef de mission Adille Sumariwaala.
- Pakistan Women's Cricket Captain Leads Team to New Highs
Bolstered after winning the Asian Games gold medal for the second consecutive time, captain Sana Mir says her side has gone from strength to strength.
- Uttar Pradesh Govt Gives Rs 1 Crore Cash Award to Shooter Jitu Rai
Jitu Rai was felicitated by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav at a function. The Nepal-born marksman said he was happy to represent Uttar Pradesh and has set his sight on Rio Olympics in 2016.
- After Asian Games Gold, Sreejesh Says: Not Only Mothers, Fathers Make Sacrifices Too
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who was at the helm of India's historic hockey gold medal at the recently-concluded Asian Games, opened up about how he too, like boxers Mary Kom and Sarita Devi, misses his family while fulfilling national commitments.
- Pakistan Fans' Chants Fired me up in Hockey Final, Says P.R. Sreejesh
Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh denied Pakistan twice in the penalty shootout to help India win a historic Asian Games hockey gold.
- Watching Pakistan's Asian Games Semi-Final Video Helped Me: Sreejesh
Hero of India's match against Pakistan for the gold medal at Asian Games, goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh said he was under no pressure because he knew there were only two possible outcomes - 'to become a hero or a zero'.
- Sardar Singh's Family Kept Bereavement a Secret
Four days before the 2014 Asian Games opening ceremony on September 19, India hockey captain Sardar Singh's grandfather had passed away but his family did not let the sad news reach him at Incheon, South Korea.
- Narendra Modi's Charm Bowls Over Indian Asian Games 2014 Medallists
The Prime Minister hosted the Asian Games 2014 medallists at his residence on Tuesday morning, where he felicitated the medal winners and some coaches.
- Asian Games Boxing Competition was Concussion-Free: World Body
Amateur International Boxing Association has backed its decision to remove headgears from bouts although some international stars like Vijender Singh continue to demand protective measures.
- Asian Games: Malaysia Wushu Chief Quits Over Doping, Says Report
Asian Games champion Tai Cheau Xuen stripped of her gold medal and Martin Lim reportedly said he was "taking full responsibility."
- India's Asian Games Performance is Inspiring: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
India won 57 medals, including 11 golds, at the 17th edition of the Asian Games in the South Korean city.
- Jitu Rai Says he Feels 'Shameful' About Asking for Promotion
Jitu Rai has been in the form of his life, bagging two golds in three months in two multi-sporting events, but he flatly refused to talk about promotion.
- Pro-Kabaddi League Helped us Prepare for Asian Games, Says India Captain Rakesh Kumar
Indian players had got great exposure this year in the lead-up to the Asian Games through the franchise-based Pro-Kabaddi league and captain Rakesh Kumar said the event had definitely improved the movement of players.
- Funding an Obstacle to Olympic Dream: Seema Punia
Seema Punia won gold in the women's discus throw at the Incheon Asian Games with a personal best of 61.03 metres.
- Kerala Announces Cash Awards for Asian Games Medallists
Quarter-miler Tintu Luka, who won one gold and silver, would get Rs.25 lakh and her coach PT Usha would get Rs 2 lakh.