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Asian Games

Jakarta 2018 On Course to Break Attendance, Merchandise Sales Targets

August 27, 2018

(ATR) Even with largely empty seats, Asian Games organizers express pride in spectator engagement.  Empty seats for athletics at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (ATR) Danny Buld...

Ju Jitsu Scofflaw Banned From Asian Games

August 25, 2018

Ali Monfaredi (ATR) The international federation says it has had enough from a Bahrain athlete who flouts the rules. Banned in July from attending the Asian Games underway...

China, Once Again, Dominates Asian Games Medals

August 25, 2018

(ATR) The sun rising in the east, setting in the west. Each seem as guaranteed as Asian Games success for China. From aquatics to wushu to canoeing to mountain biking wi...

On the Scene: Keeping Time at WBSC Women's Championship

August 24, 2018

(ATR) The favorites remain undefeated while the Dominican Republic wins its first game in the history of the Women's Baseball World Cup. Rain delays have been common (ATR) ...

2 Minutes: USOC Marketing Director Quits; Ticket Prices Revealed for 2020 Paralympics

August 24, 2018

Around the Rings Editor in Chief reports on Lisa Baird leaving the USOC for a post with New York Public Radio. Also this week: The Asian Games and Women's Baseball World Cup a...

ATR First -- Kazakh Allegedly Assaults Female Asian Games Athletes

August 24, 2018

(ATR) Two more Asian Games athletes have been punished for bad behavior, one from Kazakhstan the other from Bahrain.  Around the Rings learned that a male athlete from ...

Asian Games Roundup -- Ju-Jitsu Player Banned; Injuries for Afghani Paraglider

August 23, 2018

The Bahraini is banned from the Games (Asian Games) (ATR) The Court of Arbitration for Sport declined to hear appeals from the Bahrain Olympic Committee and its ju-jitsu athl...

Sports the Star in Jakarta -- Photodesk

August 23, 2018

Inyi Qi of China shows her strong performance in Wushu Women's Changquan. (ATR) (ATR) The names may be unfamiliar to much of the world – kabbadi? Changquan? – but these sport...

Asian Games Roundup -- Heat, Pollution Issues; Palembang Fire

August 22, 2018

A pollution meter in the Asian Games complex (ATR) (ATR) Heat and pollution concerns have prompted the Jakarta government and Asian Games organizers to look at rearranging co...

Asian Games Opening Ceremony Dazzles -- Photodesk

August 21, 2018

(ATR) The Asian Games have returned to Indonesia after 50 years. The Games are a matter of national pride, and many ticket holders arrived more than two hours before the ope...

Big Pressure, Big Opportunity for Indonesian Badminton

August 21, 2018

(ATR) In the third set of a pivotal match in the women’s team badminton tournament at the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesian teenager Fitriani is down 18-11. Indonesia's Fitriani c...

Big Night for Asian Swimming Stars

August 20, 2018

(ATR) Medal hopefuls at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics competing at the 2018 Asian Games set four Games’ records in a night full of golden performances. Rikako Ikee winning the 50...

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