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Nov 12, 2014

Future bleak for India’s Sarita, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the Indian fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Future bleak for Sarita Devi, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Boxing-Future bleak for India’s Sarita, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the Indian fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Fighters safer without headgear – AIBA chief Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – The decision to remove protective headgear in men’s amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress on South Korea’s Jeju Island, Wu also said women’s boxing could one day follow suit but only after extensive monitoring of the men’s game.

Nov 12, 2014

Boxing-Fighters safer without headgear – AIBA chief Wu

SEOUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) – The decision to remove protective headgear in men’s amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress on South Korea’s Jeju Island, Wu also said women’s boxing could one day follow suit but only after extensive monitoring of the men’s game.

Nov 10, 2014

Soccer-Jeonbuk coach Choi the man with the Midas touch

SEOUL, Nov 10 (Reuters) – For many South Korean soccer fans, Choi Kang-hee will be forever remembered as the glum-looking national team coach who pushed the limping Koreans over the line in a dire 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

To fans of K-League club Jeonbuk Motors, however, Choi is the man with the Midas touch, an iconic figure who has led them to three Korean titles in the last six years, their latest success sealed with a 3-0 away win over Jeju on Saturday.

Nov 5, 2014

Haas, Price proud to captain Presidents Cup teams

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Drawing players from the far-flung corners of the globe and trying to build a team just days before the Presidents Cup has been a factor in the Internationals’ poor record in the event, but 2015 captain Nick Price has a few tricks up his sleeve to change things around.

Price, speaking at a news conference in Incheon on Wednesday, said it was difficult to build cohesiveness when players from different tours on different continents, and who speak different languages, had only days to prepare together for the biennial event.

Nov 5, 2014

Golf-Haas, Price proud to captain Presidents Cup teams

INCHEON, South Korea Nov 5 (Reuters) – Drawing players from the far-flung corners of the globe and trying to build a team just days before the Presidents Cup has been a factor in the Internationals’ poor record in the event, but 2015 captain Nick Price has a few tricks up his sleeve to change things around.

Price, speaking at a news conference in Incheon on Wednesday, said it was difficult to build cohesiveness when players from different tours on different continents, and who speak different languages, had only days to prepare together for the biennial event.

Nov 5, 2014

Burnout not the reason for U.S. Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – U.S. Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour’s burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday.

Europe have won eight of the last 10 instalments of the biennial team competition, prompting much soul searching in the United States and the establishment of a task force to come up with answers as to why they have failed to deliver.

Nov 4, 2014

‘Queen Yuna’ named honorary ambassador for 2018 Games

SEOUL (Reuters) – Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna will play the role of honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

The 24-year-old, who became South Korea’s first Olympic figure skating gold medalist at the Vancouver Games, retired from the sport earlier this year after winning silver in Sochi.

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      "Based in Singapore, I am the Chief Sub Editor for sports in Asia. In addition to sub editing duties I also compile monthly rotas for our team of deskers and reporters in the region, but I also get to do a lot of the fun stuff such as covering major sports events like the Olympics and World Cup."
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