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Oct 1, 2014

Games-Drama and controversy reign at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of its competitors failed a drugs test.

An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a bizarre end to one of the key athletic events where he finished fourth but the first three finishers were all disqualified.

Oct 1, 2014

Iraqi gets gold after first three finishers disqualified

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Iraq’s Adnan Almntfage was promoted to the gold medal for the men’s 800 metres at the Asian Games on Wednesday in bizarre circumstances after finishing the final in fourth place.

Mohammed Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia crossed the line first, just ahead of Abdulrahman Musaeb Bala of Qatar and Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich of Bahrain after a frantic two-lap race.

Oct 1, 2014

Games-Iraqi gets gold after first three finishers disqualified

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Iraq’s Adnan Almntfage was promoted to the gold medal for the men’s 800 metres at the Asian Games on Wednesday in bizarre circumstances after finishing the final in fourth place.

Mohammed Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia crossed the line first, just ahead of Abdulrahman Musaeb Bala of Qatar and Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich of Bahrain after a frantic two-lap race.

Oct 1, 2014

Boxer Sarita Devi faces action after refusing medal at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day.

Oct 1, 2014

Indian boxer faces action after refusing medal

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day.

Oct 1, 2014

Games-Indian boxer faces action after refusing medal

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day.

Oct 1, 2014

Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram division.

Oct 1, 2014

Games-Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 1 (Reuters) – M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram division.

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.

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