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Asian Games: The alchemist behind India's heptathlon gold


JAKARTA As she climbed down the steps at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Swapna Barman, India's newly-minted Asian Games heptathlon champion, handed over her gold medal to a bearded man and bent down to touch his feet.

Asian Games: China stays well ahead of the pack, Japan gets Tokyo boost

JAKARTA China quietly continued their domination of the region's sporting arena, while 2020 Summer Olympics host Japan were buoyed by plenty of encouraging performances at the 18th Asian Games which ended in Indonesia on Sunday.

Japan, Top News 03 Sep 2018

Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

JAKARTA Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President hailing the event as a "historical success".

Top News, 02 Sep 2018

Asian Games: Never-say-die Japan pip Malaysia to Asiad hockey gold

JAKARTA Japan staged a spectacular regulation time comeback to draw 6-6 before edging out Malaysia 3-1 in a penalty shootout and claim the men's hockey gold at the Asian Games on Saturday.

Japan 01 Sep 2018

Asian Games: Tottenham's Son secures military exemption after Korea win Asiad gold

BOGOR, Indonesia Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min's professional career received a boost in the form of military exemption when South Korea won the Asian Games soccer gold on Saturday.

01 Sep 2018

Esports: Move to less violent games for 2022 Asiad - Alisport CEO

JAKARTA Esports will shift away from violent content and towards sports- focused titles for the 2022 Asian Games, the CEO of Chinese tech giant Alibaba's sports arm told Reuters on Sunday.

Tech 03 Sep 2018

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics after Asiad success

JAKARTA Buoyed up by the success of hosting the ongoing Asian Games, Indonesia will bid for the 2032 Olympics, President Joko Widodo said on Saturday.

01 Sep 2018

Asian Games: Swapna Barman hopes focus shifts from feet to feat

JAKARTA Swapna Barman's claim to fame before landing in Jakarta was as the athlete with 12 toes but the 21-year-old will return home having forged a new identity after winning India's first Asian Games gold in the heptathlon.

Top News 31 Aug 2018

Asian Games: Bahrain's Odiong adds relay gold to sprint double in Jakarta

JAKARTA Bahrain's Nigerian-born Edidiong Odiong picked up her third gold medal of the Asian Games on Thursday when she led her country to the women's 4x100 metres relay title, ending China's hold on the event.

30 Aug 2018

Asian Games: Esports needs to raise game to become medal event - OCA

JAKARTA Esports must streamline its governing bodies and avoid over-commercialisation before it can graduate to a full medal event at the next Asian Games, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Director General Husain Al-Musallam has told Reuters.

30 Aug 2018

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