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Jul 3, 2014

Deadline extended, India scramble for 2019 Asian bid

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has extended its July 1 deadline by “a couple of days” to allow India submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after original host Hanoi backed out from staging the event.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012, ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya, but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April, fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

Jul 3, 2014

Games-Deadline extended, India scramble for 2019 Asian bid

NEW DELHI, July 3 (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has extended its July 1 deadline by “a couple of days” to allow India submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after original host Hanoi backed out from staging the event.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012, ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya, but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April, fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

Jun 16, 2014

India mulls late bid for 2019 Asian Games

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is racing against the clock to line up a potential 2019 Asian Games bid after original host Vietnam backed out of holding the event, citing financial reasons.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012, ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya, but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April, fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

Jun 16, 2014

Games-India mulls late bid for 2019 Asian Games

NEW DELHI, June 16 (Reuters) – The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is racing against the clock to line up a potential 2019 Asian Games bid after original host Vietnam backed out of holding the event, citing financial reasons.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012, ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya, but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April, fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

May 25, 2014

Japan down Malaysia to claim maiden Thomas Cup title

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Takuma Ueda prevailed in a thrilling decider as Japan claimed their maiden Thomas Cup title by edging out five-times champions Malaysia 3-2 in a pulsating final of the men’s team event on Sunday.

World number one Lee Chong-Wei salvaged personal pride by beating Kenichi Tago 21-12 21-16 in the first singles but the contest eventually boiled down to the fifth match and Ueda held his nerve to help Japan taste success in their maiden final appearance at the biennial tournament.

May 25, 2014

Badminton – Japan down Malaysia to claim maiden Thomas Cup title

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Takuma Ueda prevailed in a thrilling decider as Japan claimed their maiden Thomas Cup title by edging out five-times champions Malaysia 3-2 in a pulsating final of the men’s team event on Sunday.

World number one Lee Chong-Wei salvaged personal pride by beating Kenichi Tago 21-12 21-16 in the first singles but the contest eventually boiled down to the fifth match and Ueda held his nerve to help Japan taste success in their maiden final appearance at the biennial tournament.

May 24, 2014

China defend Uber Cup title after Thomas Cup heartbreak

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A charged-up China defended their Uber Cup title with a 3-1 victory against Japan in Saturday’s final to find some solace after the same opponents had ended the badminton powerhouse’s decade-old Thomas Cup reign barely 24 hours ago.

World’s top two women players Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian won their singles matches in straight games before Zhao Yunlei and Wang Xiaoli joined hands to clinch the second doubles to secure the biennial women’s team championship for the 13th time.

May 24, 2014

Badminton-China defend Uber Cup title after Thomas Cup heartbreak

NEW DELHI, May 24 (Reuters) – A charged-up China defended their Uber Cup title with a 3-1 victory against Japan in Saturday’s final to find some solace after the same opponents had ended the badminton powerhouse’s decade-old Thomas Cup reign barely 24 hours ago.

World’s top two women players Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian won their singles matches in straight games before Zhao Yunlei and Wang Xiaoli joined hands to clinch the second doubles to secure the biennial women’s team championship for the 13th time.

May 23, 2014

Japan ends China’s Thomas Cup domination

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Olympic champion Lin Dan watched helplessly as badminton powerhouse China’s decade-long Thomas Cup reign came to a spectacular end after Japan pulled off a huge upset with a 3-0 victory in the semi-final of the men’s team event on Friday.

Japan will face Malaysia in their maiden Thomas Cup final on Sunday after Lin’s old rival Lee Chong Wei inspired the Malaysians to a comprehensive 3-0 win over Indonesia in the second semi-final. Ranked a lowly 58th, a reflection of his infrequent outings since winning the gold at London Olympics, “Super Dan” was eligible to play only the third singles but his team mates could not stretch the contest to that point as China’s bid for a 10th Thomas Cup title came unstuck.

May 23, 2014

China’s Thomas Cup domination ended by Japan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Badminton powerhouse China’s decade-long Thomas Cup reign came to a spectacular end after Japan pulled off a huge upset with a 3-0 victory in the semi-final of the men’s team event on Friday.

World number two Chen Long lost 21-13 21-11 to Kenichi Tago and the Chinese, winners of the last five editions, fell further behind when they lost the first doubles match.