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Sep 30, 2014

Doping takes spotlight from teenage champs at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – The ugly spectre of drugs in sport took centre stage at the Asian Games on Tuesday when two athletes, including a gold medal winner, were kicked out of the region’s biggest multi-sports competition for doping offences.

Malaysian martial arts gold medallist Tai Cheau Xuen was stripped of her medal in wushu after testing positive for sibutramine, a banned stimulant often found in weight-loss pills.

Sep 30, 2014

Games-Doping takes spotlight from teenage champs at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The ugly spectre of drugs in sport took centre stage at the Asian Games on Tuesday when two athletes, including a gold medal winner, were kicked out of the region’s biggest multi-sports competition for doping offences.

Malaysian martial arts gold medallist Tai Cheau Xuen was stripped of her medal in wushu after testing positive for sibutramine, a banned stimulant often found in weight-loss pills.

Sep 30, 2014

Games-Malaysian loses Asian Games gold medal over doping

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The banning of a Malaysian martial arts gold medallist for a doping offence overshadowed rare victories for Saudi Arabia and Singapore at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

Tai Cheau Xuen was stripped of the gold she won in wushu and kicked out of the Games after testing positive for sibutramine, a banned stimulant often found in weight-loss pills.

Sep 30, 2014

Wushu gold medallist Tai tests positive at Asiad

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Tai Cheau Xuen, who won a gold medal in wushu for Malaysia at the Asian Games, has been expelled from the event and stripped of her medal because of a failed drugs test.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Tuesday that Tai had tested positive for sibutramine, a banned stimulant often found in weight-loss pills.

Sep 29, 2014

Hong Kong athletes try to keep focus on Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – The party line from the Hong Kong delegation at the Asian Games is simple, if not unexpected. Reluctant to talk about the unrest back home, the message is clear: sport and politics don’t mix.

“I believe every country has its own problems,” Pang Chung, the honorary secretary general of Hong Kong’s Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, told a news conference on Monday.

Sep 24, 2014

Asian Games shine light on women’s rights in sport

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Women’s rights have become one of the focal points of the 17th Asian Games after a series of incidents that have shone a light on the issue.

On Wednesday, the Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited their opening match against Mongolia after being refused permission to wear their hijabs.

Sep 24, 2014

Asian Olympic officials upset that athletes stopped from competing

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has criticised the world governing bodies for basketball and men’s tennis, saying they were preventing athletes from representing their countries at international events.

The OCA took the unusual step of issuing the strongly worded statement “reminding sports governing bodies to protect the rights of athletes” after six tennis players pulled out of the Asian Games and the Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited their first match.

Sep 24, 2014

Games-Asian Olympic officials upset that athletes stopped from competing

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has criticised the world governing bodies for basketball and men’s tennis, saying they were preventing athletes from representing their countries at international events.

The OCA took the unusual step of issuing the strongly worded statement “reminding sports governing bodies to protect the rights of athletes” after six tennis players pulled out of the Asian Games and the Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited their first match.

Sep 24, 2014

Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his grueling schedule, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming’s ultimate ironman.

Hagino captured his fourth gold medal at the Asian Games by winning one of Phelps’ signature events, the men’s 400 meters individual medley, in the same dominating fashion as his American idol.

Sep 24, 2014

Games-Swimming-Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his gruelling schedule, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming’s ultimate ironman.

Hagino captured his fourth gold medal at the Asian Games by winning one of Phelps’ signature events, the men’s 400 metres individual medley, in the same dominating fashion as his American idol.

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