Not many podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

AIBA bans Sarita Devi for one year,  foreign coach BI Fernandez for two
AIBA bans Sarita Devi for one year, foreign coach BI Fernandez for two

Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday was handed a one-year ban by International Boxing Federation (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games.

Sarita Devi will be severely punished, says AIBA
Sarita Devi will be severely punished, says AIBA

Indian boxer Sarita Devi will be severely punished for refusing to accept her medal at the 2014 Asian Games, head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday.

Burnout not the reason for US Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief
Burnout not the reason for US Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief

U.S. Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour`s burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday.

Para-swimmer Sharath ​Gayakwad breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Incheon Asian Games
Para-swimmer Sharath ​Gayakwad breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Incheon Asian Games

Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, Korea by winning six medals to go past sprint legend P T Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event.

AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi, coaches and chef-de-mission
AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi, coaches and chef-de-mission

AIBA has suspended India boxer L Sarita Devi and her coaches for an indefinite period because of her Asian Games protest. Her coach GS Sandhu and Indian chef-de-mission AJ Sumariwalla also faced the brunt. AIBA will not allow any of them to participate at all levels of various competitions, events and meetings until further notice.

Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh
Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh

Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men’s hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy.

Watching Pakistan's Asiad semi-final video helped me: PR Sreejesh
Watching Pakistan's Asiad semi-final video helped me: PR Sreejesh

Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the hero of Indian men hockey team's gold winning performance in the Incheon Asian Games, Wednesday said watching the video of Pakistan's semi-final win over Malaysia via penalty shootout helped him in the final against the arch-rivals.

Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games
Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games

The Sports Ministry on Wednesday cleared a contingent of 135 persons, including 87 athletes, for the Para-Asian Games, beginning in Incheon, South Korea from Saturday.

Asian Games' silver medallist Khushbir Kaur feted at college
Asian Games' silver medallist Khushbir Kaur feted at college

Students, fellow players and well wishers on Monday lined up to give Asian Games silver medallist athlete Khushbir Kaur a rousing reception here as she returned home after her feat in South Korea.

Asian Games: Indian hockey team's Birendra Lakra felicitated
Asian Games: Indian hockey team's Birendra Lakra felicitated

Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday felicitated Birendra Lakra, an alumnus of SAIL Hockey Academy, who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in the final of men's hockey to bag the gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years.

Relieved to win gold in Asiad, Seema Punia aims Olympics medal
Relieved to win gold in Asiad, Seema Punia aims Olympics medal

Her career revived after winning a gold at the just-concluded Asian Games, star discus thrower Seema Punia on Monday said that she is not content with her feat in Incheon and is eyeing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sania Mirza happy with Indian tennis team's show at Asian Games
Sania Mirza happy with Indian tennis team's show at Asian Games

Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday expressed happiness over India winning five medals at the recently-concluded Asian Games at Incheon, although she felt many people did not expect them to do well with the team the country had sent.

Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics
Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics

Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics
Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics

Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Two Sri Lankan players go missing from Asian Games in S Korea
Two Sri Lankan players go missing from Asian Games in S Korea

Two Sri Lankan players who took part in the just-concluded Asian Games in South Korea have gone missing in a purported bid to find jobs, officials said on Monday.

Odisha celebrates India's hockey at in Asian Games
Odisha celebrates India's hockey at in Asian Games

The steel city of Odisha is witnessing celebrations in the wake of Indian hockey's succes at the recently concluded Incheon Asian Games.

Asiad champion Indian hockey team returns home
Asiad champion Indian hockey team returns home

The Incheon Asian games gold medal winning Indian men's hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi today.

Asian Games: Kim Jong-Un seeks sporting boost
Asian Games: Kim Jong-Un seeks sporting boost

North Korea`s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is punching his weight in international sports, winning badly needed friends through gold medals.

Complete list of India's medallists at Asian Games 2014
Complete list of India's medallists at Asian Games 2014

The following are the Indian medallists at the end of Day 14 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games: