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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.

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.

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