At Asian Games, doping tests catch only small fry

Dope testing at this year’s Asian Games has been more stringent than ever — and so far only two of the more than 9,500 athletes taking part in the regional

Asian Games Macau swimmers enter finals

Macau's female swimmers were able to reach the final rounds of two swimming categories in the Asian Games. Lei On Kei was competing in the women’s 50 meters yesterday morning when

Asian Games | China stays top amid hijab flap

China widened its lead in the Asian Games medal race yesterday as the competition was overshadowed by the Qatari women’s basketball team withdrawing because of a ban against wearing Muslim

ASIAN GAMES | Badminton women’s doubles enters final eight

The Macau duo first defeated Singapore yesterday and entered the final 16, where they fought South Korea and defeated their opponents in two straight sets. They will next meet the

Qatar forfeits game in protest over hijab ruling

The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a match against Mongolia yesterday and is considering withdrawing from the Asian Games competition after players were refused permission to wear a hijab. Confusion over

Swimmer nabs Singapore’s first Asian Games gold

Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first men’s swimming gold medal at the Asian Games in 32 years by cruising to victory in the 100-meter butterfly yesterday. The early leader, Schooling held on

KOREAS | Together at Asian Games, North and South still far apart 

When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer. Away from the stadiums,

David puts on a squash clinic for Olympic watchers

Nicol David has done just about everything she can to win over the Olympic movers and shakers. Now the squash luminary from Malaysia is hoping her performance in the finals

Sun wins 400 as China dominates Asian Games pool

Sun Yang powered to gold in the men’s 400-meter freestyle as a resurgent Chinese swim team cleaned up in the Asian Games pool yesterday, winning six of seven gold medals

The Buzz | Lunches dumped to avoid food-poisoning scare

Asian Games organizers discarded 76 packaged lunches prepared for athletes after inspectors found salmonella in meat samples on the weekend. Bruce Lee from the games’ organizing committee in Incheon said

Japan ahead of China in the pool at Asian Games

Kosuke Hagino set an Asian record in the 200-meter medley yesterday as Japan gained a 7-5 edge over rival China in the ultra-competitive battle for gold in the Asian Games

Macau claims third Wushu medal

Huang Junhua from the Wushu (martial arts) team of Macau won a silver medal yesterday at the Asian Games, currently taking place in Incheon.  This is the third medal for

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