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Turkmenistan wrestler first doping case at Asian Games 2018

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Rustem Nazarov tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-tournament urine test last week

eSports' 2022 Asian Games medal status put on hold

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:04 PM

An Olympic Council of Asia official says eSports needs to have 'one international federation' before it can be included as an official medal sport

GROWING SCENE. An esport athlete competes at Thailand's Intel Game Time event in June 2017. Photo from Shutterstock

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Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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PH faces penalty for Asian Games withdrawal

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The Philippine Olympic Committee braces for monetary sanctions following SBP's decision to withdraw Gilas Pilipinas from the Asiad

ACCEPTANCE. SBP stands by its decision to withdraw Gilas Pilipinas from the Asian Games despite the consequences. Photo by PBA Images

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The decision by the Olympic Council of Asia OCA to debut the new category during the games in the eastern city of Hangzhou raised eyebrows

E-SPORTS IN ASIA GAMES 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia and Alisports of China announce their partnership to bring e-sports to the official sports program of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Image from ocasia.org

Kabaddi, wrestling to star in Vietnam's Asian Beach Games

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The Games gives an opportunity for athletes who don t usually get the chance at glory during the Olympics or World Championships

Jakarta belum siap, Asian Games 2018 dilaksanakan di empat provinsi

Dec 08, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Asian Games 2018 akan digelar di Jakarta Sumatera Selatan Jawa Barat dan Banten

Pekerja memasang pagar pembatas pembangunan proyek Light Rail Transit (LRT) di  Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, pada 5 Desember 2015, sebagai bagian pelaksanaan Asian Games 2018. Foto oleh Nova Wahyudi/Antara

Asian Games identity row set to heat up

Oct 05, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Asian Games for Asians? Debate over the Olympic style event s identity heats up

Flagbearers lead the parade of competitors during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on October 4, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Surprise gold for Indonesia from 'inspired' long jumper

Sep 29, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Long jumper Maria Londa hits a personal best of 6 55 meters at Incheon s Asiad Main Stadium to secure a surprise gold

INSPIRED JUMPER. Indonesia's Maria Natalia Londa competes in the final of the women's long jump athletics event during the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 29, 2014. Photo by AFP

Indonesia will be ready to host 2018 Asiad - OCA boss

Sep 21, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Indonesia will have just 4 years to prepare for Asiad instead of the usual 6 after original hosts Vietnam pulled out over financial concerns

INDONESIAN DELEGATION. Indonesia's flagbearer Gege Siman Sudartawa leads their delegation parade during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 19, 2014. Photo by AFP

OCA boss: 'Different cultures' to blame for Asiad sex harassment

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Asia s Olympic boss apologized over sexual harassment cases at the Asian Games but said there must be an understanding of different traditions

Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during a press conference at the main press center for 17th 2014 Asian Games. Photo by Richard A. Brooks/AFP

Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Olympic Council of Asia s executive board approves Indonesia as hosts for the next Asian Games in 2018

SBP hints Gilas Asian Games boycott after OCA bars Blatche

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The SBP vice chairman outlined 3 options after Blatche was ruled ineligible: compete with Marcus Douthit snub the men’s basketball tournament or seek legal redress

The Olympic Council of Asia has insisted on strictly enforcing its three-year residency rule, effectively barring Andray Blatche from the Asian Games. Photo from FIBA.com

Taipei, Malaysia interested in hosting 2019 Asian Games

May 30, 2014 - 3:38 AM

Kaohsiung City of Chinese Taipei and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur have shown interest in taking over the hosting of the 2019 Asian Games from Vietnam

Kaohsiung City, which is hoping to host the 2019 Asian Games, celebrating the inauguration of the World Games stadium in 2009. Photo by EPA

Groups pledge $480,000 to rehabilitate Yolanda-ravaged sports facilities

Jan 18, 2014 - 7:42 PM

Various sports groups have pledged a total of 480 000 P21 120 000 in cash donations to rehabilitate sports facilities in areas of the Philippines devastated by super typhoon Yolanda Haiyan last November

The Tacloban City Convention Center, which hosts PBA games and other events, is among the many sports facilities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. Photo courtesy of AG Saño

As Olympics approach, Southeast Asia fears collapse

Jul 11, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Shoddy management and a lack of funds look set to condemn Southeast Asia to yet another dismal Olympics with one expert warning the region s sport even faces collapse without a drastic re think