South Korean footballer Jang Hyun-soo admits to falsifying records required for military service exemption
South Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo has issued a public apology for submitting fake documents to exempt himself for compulsory military service, after being caught in the act.
The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys, JOC officials said, adding that the four had been ordered to leave immediately.
The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her 2014 Asian Games bronze medal Oct 1.
Boxer L Sarita Devi today got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat.
Sarita, as a form of protest against the judges' decision to award her semifinal bout to her opponent Park Ji-na, went and gave her bronze medal to her opponent.
The Sports Ministry today asked the newly formed Boxing India (BI) to work towards revocation of provisional suspension imposed by AIBA on L Sarita Devi and three ringside coaches by helping them in filing their replies to the world body.
A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it.
Requesting the International Boxing Association to revoke the provisional suspension on L Sarita Devi, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia today said her unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record would form the crux of her defence in front of the world body.
Rattled by the International Boxing Association’s decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward.
AIBA has also suspended Sarita's three coaches as well as Adille Sumariwalla, who was India's Chef de Mission at the Asian Games.
"I was confident about my game going into the shootout in the title clash," Sreejesh added.
Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India.
Indian hockey team vice-captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh, the hero of Incheon Asian Games final against Pakistan, was today honoured by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on behalf of Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) for his performance in the summit clash of the continental event.
Livid with detractors for casting aspersions on her achievements because of a dope-tainted past, Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia on Tuesday said she has been "ill-treated" by authorities, including the national federation, for many years now.
The Asian Games gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years will have a "telling impact" on Indian hockey, feels chief coach Terry Walsh, insisting that "sustainability" would be the key to produce "continued excellence".
After returning from Incheon, Mary Kom said she does not want to dwell on the controversy too much but supports her fellow Manipuri.
Mongolia will escalate its complaints about the officiating in boxing at the Asian Games, its chef de mission said on Saturday.
Terming the Incheon Games "a success", the OCA chief said that at present there was no move to introduce a qualification system to gain entry into the Games.
The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes.
Sarita appeared to tell <em>NDTV</em> in an interview that her Korean opponent Jina Park had admitted Sarita won the fight when they exchanged words during the medal ceremony.