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Asian Games 2018: Fire breaks out near Palembang Asiad venue; firefighters, helicopters help extinguish blaze
A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site in the Indonesian city of Palembang on Tuesday as firefighters scrambled to prevent clouds of smoke affecting competition events.
Asian Games 2018: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobrat eyes podium finish on comeback trail
On a comeback trail after a long hiatus due to an injury, CWG champion pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat is targeting a podium finish at Asian Games 2018.
Asian Games 2018: All you need to know about ju-jitsu and sambo, two martial arts that will feature at Indonesia event
Ju-jitsu is a martial art form with the aim of defeating an armed opponent without using any weapon. Sambo, on the other hand is considered an aggressive brand of martial arts combining various aspects of judo and wrestling.
Asian Games 2018: India's traditional boat racing team cleared to participate in event after Delhi High Court order
Denied entry by the IOA, a favourable Delhi High Court order has now paved the way for India's traditional boat racing contingent to take part in the Asian Games in Indonesia from 18 August-2 September.q
Asian Games 2018: Absence of full-time coach leaves Indian squad to train by themselves for Indonesia event
The Squash Racket Federation of India's (SRFI) inability to find a full-time head coach ever since the bitter exit of Egyptian Achraf El Karargui has affected the Indian team's preparations ahead of the Asian Games in Indonesia in August.
Leaving table tennis players stranded at airport not just an insult to Indian sport but indicative of attitude towards athletes
The truly sad part of this grotesque incident is that there is no apology, no explanation on why a representation of a country was not given priority (a contingent of MPs on a junket would never have been offloaded), not even a tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Sushma Swaraj.
Asian Games 2018: Indian Olympic Association rejects sports ministry proposal to relax selection norms for some disciplines
IOA stuck to its earlier criteria of picking athletes for Asian Games — top six in individual events and top eight in team sports — after a meeting of its Core Committee and Legal Committee
Asian Games 2018: PR Sreejesh says India's rise to fifth spot in rankings can inspire team to do well at Jakarta
PR Sreejesh said the Asian Games will be totally different from Champions Trophy because the participating nations' style of hockey is different from that of European countries.
Asian Games 2018: North Korea and South Korea to form joint teams for select sports at mega event
At their historic summit in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had agreed to joint participation in "international sports events such as the 2018 Asian Games".
Controversies hound India's wrestling squad for Asian Games as fit-again Sushil Kumar leads medal hopes
While the Asian Games selection in most of the weight categories have been done on the basis of trials, the likes of Sushil Kumar, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik were handed out automatic berths
India to play six-nation kabaddi tournament in Dubai in late June ahead of 2018 Asian Games
The six-nation kabaddi featuring India will take place from 22-30 June in Dubai with the exact venue of the competition still unknown.
From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl
Hima Das has overcome poverty and defied stereotypes to scorch the tracks and going by her current form, this Dhing Express is not willing to slow down.
India to send four different sets of boxers to competitions in coming weeks, says High Performance Director Santiago Nieva
One Indian boxing team would be leaving for Ireland for a training trip this Sunday, while different sets of boxers will be travelling for competitions in Mongolia, Germany, Russia and Kazakhstan in the coming weeks
Khel Ratna nominee Mirabai Chanu's rise from penury to being toast of the nation
After her success at the Commonwealth Games, Mirabai Chanu is targetting an Asian Games gold to add to her World Championship title.
Manpreet Singh interview: Hockey star on marshalling the midfield, India's 'give-and-go' style and much more
In a freewheeling interview, Manpreet Singh talks about filling Sardar Singh's boots in midfield and captaining the team in the absence of PR Sreejesh among other things.
Sports Ministry adds 107 athletes to TOPS list for 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games
Interestingly, the TOPS list drawn for the 2020 Olympics included only young shuttler Lakshya Sen, track and field athletes Lilli Das, Sanjivani Jadhav and Tejaswin Shanker.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Neeraj Chopra among brightest hopes for India
Both Neeraj and Davinder Singh Kang have thrown above 83m consistently. At the Asian Championships, Neeraj threw 85.23 to take gold. But would that be enough? It could be for a place in the finals. But big meets have thrown up surprises.