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Asiad 2014

Indians bag three medals on Day 3 at Para Asian Games

India added three more medals on the third day of competitions with swimmer Sharath Mahadevarao Gayakwad grabbing his third medal in the Para Asian Games here on Tuesday.

Oct 21, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

Skipper Sana Mir says Pak women's cricket team has 'very bright future'

Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir, who helped the team grab two Gold Medals in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games in Guangzhou and Incheon , has said that the future of their women's cricket is very bright.

Oct 19, 2014, 17:40 PM IST

UP govt gives Rs 1 crore cash award to Jitu Rai

Ace shooter Jitu Rai was today handed a cash award of Rs one crore by Uttar Pradesh government for winning a gold medal in the Incheon Asian Games. Jitu was felicitated by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a function here.

Oct 18, 2014, 22:03 PM IST

Indian Govt signing sports MOUs with various countries: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government in its bid to provide the athletes with better exposure and proper infrastructure is signing MoUs related to sports expertise with various countries.

Oct 15, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists

Floored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's informal demeanour and a "motivating speech", India's Asian Games medallists could not stop gushing about the leader after a breakfast meeting with him here on Tuesday.

Oct 14, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

Sardar Singh's family kept bereavement a secret

 When Sardar Singh was leading the Indian contingent at the Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony as flag bearer, the hockey skipper had no idea that everyone in his family was watching him save one man -- his grandfather.

Oct 14, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign

 Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors here.

Oct 13, 2014, 17:12 PM IST

Police search for seven athletes missing from Asiad

South Korean police are now searching for seven athletes who have disappeared from the Asian Games athletes' village in an attempt to find jobs, police said on Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

Asian Games: Japan's Naoya Tomita gets 18-month ban for stealing camera

Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita has been suspended for 18 months by the country`s swimming federation and fired from his job after stealing a camera at the Asian Games in South Korea.

Oct 08, 2014, 09:14 AM IST

Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome

Tintu Luka, who won a gold and a silver medal at the Incheon Asiad and her mentor,former sprint queen and Olympian P T Usha were accorded a warm welcome today by various organisations, including Kozhikode District Sports Council.

Oct 07, 2014, 23:24 PM IST

Punjab govt to honour medal winners: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that his government will soon honour all Commonwealth and Asian Games medal winners belonging to the state.

Oct 07, 2014, 18:28 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:50 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:49 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 18:47 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 18:47 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 18:46 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2014, 18:43 PM IST

Asian Games end with enthralling cultural extravaganza

The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza here today after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition.

Oct 04, 2014, 17:51 PM IST