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Day after two world titles in Glasgow, squash stars hope to get TOPS funding in CWG and Asiad year
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Day after two world titles in Glasgow, squash stars hope to get TOPS funding in CWG and Asiad year

Squash stars including Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa are hoping to get entry into Sports Ministry's TOPS after their title winning exploits at the World Doubles Championship in Glasgow.

2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry
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2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry

The ministry also renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022

Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold
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Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold

In his first Diamond League appearance, Indian javelin thrower and Asian Games silver medallist Shivpal Singh finished at the eighth spot here in Oslo, Norway

Vikas Krishan says he is ready to switch to professional boxing in order to prepare for Tokyo Olympics
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Vikas Krishan says he is ready to switch to professional boxing in order to prepare for Tokyo Olympics

Vikas Krishan, who had won a bronze at Jakarta after failing to turn up for the semi-final contest due to a cut above his eye suffered during an earlier bout.

Asian Games 2018: PR Sreejesh says bronze medal win at Asiad cannot heal the pain team is suffering
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Asian Games 2018: PR Sreejesh says bronze medal win at Asiad cannot heal the pain team is suffering

India were clearly the overwhelming favourites to retain the Asian Games gold and they lived upto the billing in the pool stages, scoring a record 76 goals before the defeat in the semi-finals.

Asian Games 2018: Advice from Manoj Kumar, Santiago Nieva's strategy helped forge Amit Panghal’s gold medal
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Asian Games 2018: Advice from Manoj Kumar, Santiago Nieva's strategy helped forge Amit Panghal’s gold medal

How boxer Manoj Kumar and High Performance Director Santiago Nieva helped Amit Panghal stun Rio Olympics gold medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov to help India clinch its 14th gold medal at the Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018: Akashdeep, Harmanpreet Singh score as India beat Pakistan 2-1 to win men's hockey bronze
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Asian Games 2018: Akashdeep, Harmanpreet Singh score as India beat Pakistan 2-1 to win men's hockey bronze

This is the second time in three months that world number five India have beaten 13th-ranked Pakistan. The Indians had defeated Pakistan 4-0 in the Champions Trophy in June.

Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 1994 Asiad gold medallist Leander Paes, an Indian tennis legend
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Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 1994 Asiad gold medallist Leander Paes, an Indian tennis legend

Here's the illustrated history of 1994 Asiad gold medallist Leander Paes, the legendary Indian tennis player.

Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes
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Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes

Here's the illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes.

Asian Games 2018: Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela open India's account with bronze medal in 10m mixed team air rifle
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Asian Games 2018: Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela open India's account with bronze medal in 10m mixed team air rifle

Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela finished third on the podium with a score of 429.9.

Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament
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Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament

The Asian Games opening ceremony was a grand affair, consisting of numerous dance and music performances, along with a few surprises, like Indonesian President Joko Widodo's bike stunts.

Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning
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Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning

The opening ceremony of the 18th edition of the Asian Games featured several musical and dance acts, along with the athletes parade and addresses from the Indonesian president and the head of the Olympic Council of Asia.

RIP Milkha Singh: When the Flying Sikh remembered his summer of 1958, historic miss and more
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RIP Milkha Singh: When the Flying Sikh remembered his summer of 1958, historic miss and more

'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh jogged down the memory lane, remembering his historic summer and a historic miss in this 2018 interview

Asian Games 2018: Young shooters Anish Bhanwala, Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan face tough challenge in Indonesia
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Asian Games 2018: Young shooters Anish Bhanwala, Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan face tough challenge in Indonesia

Anish Bhanwala and Manu Bhaker, who are 15 and 16 respectively, stormed into the limelight with a gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol and 10m air pistol respectively at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

2018 Asian Games: Google Doodle commemorates start of the 18th edition of the Asiad in Indonesia
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2018 Asian Games: Google Doodle commemorates start of the 18th edition of the Asiad in Indonesia

2018 Asian Games get underway on Saturday with an Opening Ceremony. This was commemorated by the day's Google Doodle.

Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Bajrang Punia determined to fill Yogeshwar Dutt's shoes for continental glory
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Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Bajrang Punia determined to fill Yogeshwar Dutt's shoes for continental glory

Bajrang Punia opens up about his preparations for the Asian Games, the influence of Yogeshwar Dutt, and more.

PR Sreejesh interview: At Asian Games, no match will be cakewalk despite our top-ranked status and defending champs tag
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PR Sreejesh interview: At Asian Games, no match will be cakewalk despite our top-ranked status and defending champs tag

Ahead of the team’s departure for Jakarta for the Asian Games, Firstpost caught up with Sreejesh to talk about the Indian team’s chances at the Asiad, his evolution as a leader of the team and coach Harendra Singh’s disciplinarian side.

Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of Bajrang Lal Takhar, winner of India's first-ever rowing gold at Guangzhou 2010
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Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of Bajrang Lal Takhar, winner of India's first-ever rowing gold at Guangzhou 2010

As another edition of the Asian Games appears on the horizon, an illustrated look at the life of rower Bajrang Lal Takhar, who won India's first-ever rowing gold medal at Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010.

Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat carry India’s hopes for gold medal on wrestling mat in Indonesia
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Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat carry India’s hopes for gold medal on wrestling mat in Indonesia

Yogeshwar Dutt was the sole gold medallist at the last Asian Games where India finished with a total of five medals from the wrestling mat. If current form is anything to go by, the Indian grapplers face a daunting task ahead to improve on this performance in Jakarta.

Twitter unveils three emojis related to the upcoming Asian Games 2018 mascots
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Twitter unveils three emojis related to the upcoming Asian Games 2018 mascots

The new Asian Games emojis will be available until the month of October.