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Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening

Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony in Incheon, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour.

Condoms hottest item at Asian Games

Athletes are snapping up thousands of free condoms being given out at the Asian Games. The condoms are in yellow, opaque wrappers with the games emblem emblazoned on them and some athletes may believe they are badges or other mementos.

Abhinav Bindra in visa chase ahead of Asian Games

Abhinav Bindra shot his way to Olympic success, but he was not able to cut Indian red tape so that he could be ready for the Asian Games.

Fighting all odds to make Manipur proud

Two states in India are known for producing women hockey players of repute — Punjab and Manipur, besides Jharkhand and Odisha. But the comparison of the sporting infrastructure and hockey facilities in these states are a study in contrast.

F1 teams warned against coded messages

Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Gymnast, coach booked for sexual harassment in Asian Games training camp

A gymnast and his coach who are attending a national camp for the upcoming Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman gymnast at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award after winning court battle

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination.

India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship

Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts in Tashkent on Sunday.

After Glasgow bronze, 'injured' Dipa Karmakar aims for gold at Incheon

Good things come in small packages, they say, and when these packages are studded with gold medallions, they are even more prized. Such is the story of Dipa Karmakar, barely 5 feet tall, who has created a sensation in Indian gymnastics.

Young Indian shuttler Prannoy reigns supreme at Indonesian Masters

Young Indian shuttler H S Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals at Palembong, Indonesia on Sunday.

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

India sets target of 70-75 medals at Asian Games

Indian officials aren't letting a string of administrative controversies or the withdrawal of some leading athletes dampen their expectations at the Asian Games. 'It will be realistic to expect 70-75 medals,' says Jiji Thomson, the director-general of SAI.

Asian Games: On the lookout for another happy outing

The afterglow of gold could last long. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa are certainly not complaining. A historic gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has helped squash emerge from the shadow of its racquet brethren - tennis and badminton.

Asian Games: Burden of expectation on young shooters

The likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Manavjit Singh will be expected to win medals, but expectations will also be high from the young crop after their superlative performance at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

'Upset' Dipika could pull out of Asian Games

Upset with the 'manipulative' Asian Games singles draw, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal is 'seriously considering' pulling out of the upcoming Incheon Games and possibly handing another setback to the country's medals tally.

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