India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms
INCHEON South Korea - The ugly spectre of drugs in sport took centre stage at the Asian Games on Tuesday when two athletes, including a gold medal winner, were kicked out of the region's biggest multi-sports competition for doping offences.
INCHEON South Korea - Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita remains in South Korea despite being cleared to return home after paying a fine for stealing a camera at the Asian Games.
INCHEON South Korea - Syrian karate competitor Nour Aldin Al-Kurdi has become the fifth athlete at the Asian Games to fail a doping test, the Olympic Council of Asia announced on Wednesday.
INCHEON South Korea - Ethiopian-born Maryam Yusuf Jamal thanked Bahrain for giving her the chance to earn a living from athletics on Wednesday and told Reuters that her Asian Games 1,500 metres gold medal was down to intensive training, not which country she originated from.
INCHEON South Korea - Tai Cheau Xuen, who won a gold medal in wushu for Malaysia at the Asian Games, has been expelled from the event and stripped of her medal because of a failed drugs test, one of two announced on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi's New Innings
Scalded by spontaneous anti-rape and corruption protests near the seat of government in Delhi, India's ageing leaders are scrambling to win over an angry and influential young urban population ahead of elections due to be held by early next year. Full Article
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