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Sri Lanka ditched as Asian Youth Games host

Sri Lanka has lost the right to host the 2017 Asian Youth Games because of political interference from the government, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said. The multi-sport event set to be held in the southern town of Hambantota was withdrawn "due to problems with the autonomy of the National Olympic Committee from the government", an OCA statement said. 

Manju Bala's silver in Asian Games set to be downgraded to bronze
Manju Bala's silver in Asian Games set to be downgraded to bronze

 The silver medal won by Indian athlete Manju Bala at the Incheon Asian Games has been downgraded to bronze after a Chinese participant, then charged with a doping offence, was today reinstated as the gold medallist of the women's hammer throw event.

Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games
Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games

An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games.

2018 Asian Games: Indonesia in row over Olympics logo
2018 Asian Games: Indonesia in row over Olympics logo

Indonesia could lose the right to host the 2018 Asian Games unless its main sporting body changes a logo that includes the Olympic rings, an official said Wednesday.

Sheikh says FIFA job `too early` for Prince Ali
Sheikh says FIFA job `too early` for Prince Ali

Asia`s powerful Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah Wednesday underlined his support for Sepp Blatter to remain as FIFA president despite a challenge by Jordan`s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him
Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him

India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction".

OCA gears up for Sri Lanka tour opener at Barabati Stadium
OCA gears up for Sri Lanka tour opener at Barabati Stadium

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has made little changes in the prices of tickets for the November 2 ODI between India and Sri Lanka to be played here at Barabati Stadium.

Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta
Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta

Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.

Police suggests to Odisha Cricket Association to add some new infrastructure
Police suggests to Odisha Cricket Association to add some new infrastructure

The Police on Friday suggested Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to add new infrastructures at the Barabati Stadium from safety point of view as preparations are in full swing for the Twenty20 match between India and the West Indies here on Monday.

India vs West Indies: Police suggests OCA to add some new infrastructure
India vs West Indies: Police suggests OCA to add some new infrastructure

The Police on Thursday suggested Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to add new infrastructures at the Barabati Stadium from safety point of view as preparations are in full swing for the Twenty20 match between India and the West Indies here on Monday.

India vs West Indies: OCA to issue wristband to keep gatecrashers at bay
India vs West Indies: OCA to issue wristband to keep gatecrashers at bay

Odisha Cricket Association will issue a wrist band for VIP enclosure ticket buyers during the Twenty20 International match between India and West Indies here on October 22 to stop gatecrashers from grabbing the complimentary dinner.

OCA happy with very few positive dope tests
OCA happy with very few positive dope tests

Olympic Council of Asia is happy that only six positive dope tests have been returned till date at the Asian Games and a few world records and several Games and continental records were set in different sporting disciplines.

Can understand Sarita Devi's emotions: OCA
Can understand Sarita Devi's emotions: OCA

After reinstating L Sarita Devi's medal following an apology from her and the IOA, the Olympic Council of Asia on Saturday said the boxer's disappointment on losing a controversial Asiad semifinal was understandable but her emotional outburst at the presentation ceremony was uncalled for.

BCCI is interested only in business of sport: OCA
BCCI is interested only in business of sport: OCA

BCCI's decision to not send Indian teams for the Asian Games today drew sharp criticism from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which accused the influential cricket board of treating the sport just as a business venture.

OCA announces cash prize for Birendra Lakra, four women hockey players
OCA announces cash prize for Birendra Lakra, four women hockey players

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has announced cash prize of Rs 50,000 for defender Birendra Lakra, who was part of the Indian men's hockey team that won the gold in the Asian Games.

OCA reinstates Sarita Devi's bronze after a hearing
OCA reinstates Sarita Devi's bronze after a hearing

Putting an end to the status of the bronze medal won by Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi, the Olympic Council of Asia today re-instated her medal in the 60kg category after a hearing with the India's Asian Games contingent officials here.

Malaysia lose appeal against doping failure at Asian Games 2014
Malaysia lose appeal against doping failure at Asian Games 2014

Malaysia`s wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen on Friday lost an appeal against a doping failure that saw her stripped of her Asian Games gold medal, Olympic Council of Asia sources said.

Asian Games: Boxing row prompts `fair play` warning
Asian Games: Boxing row prompts `fair play` warning

Asian Games organisers Thursday urged boxing`s world body to "ensure fair play" after an Indian fighter tearfully refused her bronze medal in a row over judging.

Laishram Sarita Devi matter lands in OCA doorsteps
Laishram Sarita Devi matter lands in OCA doorsteps

The organising committee of Asian Games on Thursday said that Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was "regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship" and the matter has now landed in the doorsteps of Olympic Council of Asia.

Iraqi weightlifter caught doping at Asiad Games
Iraqi weightlifter caught doping at Asiad Games

An Iraqi weightlifter has failed a dope test for the second time in six years and was kicked out of the Asian Games, officials said.