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Asian Games

OCA and ONOC Sign Historic Agreement in Turkmenistan

November 28, 2014

Ashgabat hosts Memorandum signing for Ocean Island nations to compete in Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games for very first time His Excellency the President of Turkmen...

Diversity of Sport Drives Asian Beach Games Program -- On the Scene

November 17, 2014

Beach wrestling at Patong Beach (ATR) (ATR) At first glance, even the most ardent of international sports enthusiasts might be unfamiliar with some of the sports comprising t...

Five Asian athletics records fall in Incheon

October 24, 2014

Five Asian records fell on the final day of athletics action on Friday (24 October) at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games in South Korea. Four went China's way, in another ...

World`s strongest Paralympian breaks world record three times at Incheon 2014

October 24, 2014

Iranian world and Paralympic champion powerlifter Siamand Rahman dramatically broke the men's over 107kg world record three times on Friday (24 October), adding a total of 7kg...

South Korea finish on top of shooting medals table after two more golds at Incheon 2014

October 23, 2014

Incheon 2014 hosts South Korea have taken the final two shooting gold medals on offer at the Asian Para Games courtesy of Jin-Ho Park and Young-Jun Jeon, securing their place ...

Finals world record for South Korea's Kim at Incheon 2014

October 22, 2014

South Korea's Geun-Soo Kim smashed the R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2) finals world record on Wednesday (22 October), beating world champion and record holder teammate Y...

China dominates day three of swimming competition at Incheon 2014

October 21, 2014

China’s swimmers put on an impressive performance on day three (Tuesday 21 October) of the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, winning 11 of 18 possible gold medals, and 20 medals ...

Guilty Verdict in Asian Winter Games Embezzlement Trial

October 21, 2014

The International Ski Jump Complex in Almaty (Getty Images) (ATR) An official with the Almaty 2011 Asian Games was found to have embezzled more than $3 million from the even...

Athlete Defections Possible in PyeongChang

October 20, 2014

(Getty images) (ATR) A migration policy expert tells Around the Rings there is a risk of athletes overstaying their visas in PyeongChang. “Overstaying of athletes has alwa...

Asian Games Defections Driven by Economics

October 16, 2014

(ATR) Economic opportunities are the best theory for why seven athletes ran away from their teams at the Asian Games in Incheon. An expert from the Migration Policy Institu...

IPC confident of success at Tokyo 2020

October 16, 2014

The President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sir Philip Craven and IPC Governing Board member Yasuhi Yamawaki have spoken about their optimism for the Tokyo 2...

Expelled Japanese Swimmer Receives Additional Ban

October 09, 2014

Naoya Tomita (Getty Images) (ATR) Stealing a camera from the Asian Games will get you an 18-month ban from sport activities. Naoya Tomita is suspended until March 31, 2016...

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