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Oct 3, 2014

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in Asian Games cricket final

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Sri Lanka crushed Afghanistan by 68 runs to win the gold medal in the men’s Twenty20 cricket event at the Asian Games on Friday.

Unlike the previous day, when Sri Lanka won a coin toss to get into the gold medal match after their semi-final with Bangladesh was washed out, luck played no part in the final.

Oct 3, 2014

Games-Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in Asian Games cricket final

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka crushed Afghanistan by 68 runs to win the gold medal in the men’s Twenty20 cricket event at the Asian Games on Friday.

Unlike the previous day, when Sri Lanka won a coin toss to get into the gold medal match after their semi-final with Bangladesh was washed out, luck played no part in the final.

Oct 3, 2014

Boxer Sarita Devi apologies for refusing to accept medal

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has apologised for her petulant display at the Asian Games when she refused to accept her bronze medal.

Sarita issued an unconditional apology on Friday for her “emotional behaviour” at Wednesday’s medal presentation for the women’s lightweight division.

Oct 3, 2014

Indian boxer Sarita apologies for refusing to accept medal

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has apologised for her petulant display at the Asian Games when she refused to accept her bronze medal.

Sarita issued an unconditional apology on Friday for her “emotional behaviour” at Wednesday’s medal presentation for the women’s lightweight division.

Oct 3, 2014

Games-Indian boxer Sarita apologies for refusing to accept medal

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has apologised for her petulant display at the Asian Games when she refused to accept her bronze medal.

Sarita issued an unconditional apology on Friday for her “emotional behaviour” at Wednesday’s medal presentation for the women’s lightweight division.

Oct 2, 2014

Japan and China win rugby gold at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Japan and China won the gold medals in the rugby sevens at the Asian Games on Thursday, affirming their status as the region’s powerhouses in one of Asia’s fastest growing sports.

Japan beat Hong Kong 24-12 in a free-flowing match to win the men’s title for the third time in a row while China held on to beat Japan 14-12 in the women’s decider.

Oct 2, 2014

South Korea celebrates beating North at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea celebrated a famous win over its bitter rivals North Korea at the Asian Games on Thursday, winning the gold medal in the men’s soccer final.

With no love lost between the two countries, who are still technically at war because there was no peace treaty ever signed after the Korean War ended in 1953, the pride of two nations was on the line.

Oct 2, 2014

Games-South Korea celebrates beating North at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 2 (Reuters) – South Korea celebrated a famous win over its bitter rivals North Korea at the Asian Games on Thursday, winning the gold medal in the men’s soccer final.

With no love lost between the two countries, who are still technically at war because there was no peace treaty ever signed after the Korean War ended in 1953, the pride of two nations was on the line.

Oct 2, 2014

Games-Malaysia’s Tai loses appeal against doping ban

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Tai Cheau Xuen, who was expelled from the Asian Games and stripped of the gold medal she won in martial arts, has lost her appeal to have her ban for doping overturned.

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

Oct 1, 2014

Drama and controversy reign at Asian Games

INCHEON South Korea (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.

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