Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Japan's Shotaro Shirai has set his sights on robbing Chinese gymnastics superstar Zou Kai of gold in the Asian Games individual floor routine after sensationally outdoing the five-time Olympic gold medalist in the team event.
The exuberant antics of North Korea's record-breaking weightlifters are causing a stir at the Asian Games as they are cheered on by pro-unification supporters with the police turning up en masse.
Japan's Kosuke Hagino followed a shock 200 meters freestyle gold by adding his signature 200m individual medley and the 4x200m freestyle relay title at the Asian Games on Monday as signs of Chinese frustration began to show.
Taiwan finished third in the men's badminton event at the Asian Games on Monday, winning the country's first ever medal in that category at the Games.
Monday, September 22, 2014
China's five-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Kai laid down an early marker in the Asian Games men's gymnastics event on Sunday with two world-class displays on floor and high bar.
The Asian Games' symbolic flame went out before the first day of competition had even ended, red-faced organizers admitted Sunday.
Shy teenager Kim Cheong-yong beat the Olympic and world champion to individual gold as South Korea swept the men's 10-meter air pistol titles at the Asian Games Sunday.
Asia's Olympic boss apologized Sunday over sexual harassment cases at the Asian Games but said there must be an understanding of “different traditions” and highlighted the small number of incidents involved.
Asia's Olympic boss Sunday said niche events like kabaddi, sepak takraw and wushu would remain in the Asian Games despite pressure to reduce the number of sports.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Indonesia was formally named the host country for the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday, filling the void created when Vietnam relinquished its hosting rights over financial concerns.