All posts tagged "Asian Games"

  • North Korea, football
    N. Korea defeats S. Korea to reach women’s football final

    INCHEON (Yonhap) — North Korea edged South Korea 2-1 to reach the gold medal match in women’s football at the Asian Games on Monday. Substitute Ho Un-byol scored the winner moments from the whistle to put North...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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  • South Korean players had a good reason to look so relieved. (Yonhap)
    South Korean baseball team wins ‘Military Exemption Bowl’

    “You guys have to go to the military if you lose?” That’s been the running joke for the South Korean men’s teams during World Baseball Classic and other major international competitions over the years, and the South...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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  • FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo Jordan's Anfal Nayef Hammad Alsufy kicks a ball down filed during her team's football match against Japan at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Qatar's delegation chief says the women's basketball team has withdrawn from the Asian Games after organizers refused to let players wear hijabs in competition. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung,File)
    Qatar women’s team pulls out of Asian Games over hijab ban

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) – The Qatari women’s basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games in protest against international rules that ban players from wearing Muslim headscarves in competition. The dispute over the Qatari players’ refusal to...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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  • Japan's Naoya Tomita swims during his men's 50m breaststroke at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
    Japan expels swimmer from Asian Games for allegedly stealing reporter’s camera

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Japan has expelled one of its swimmers from the Asian Games while he is investigated for allegedly stealing a camera. Naoya Tomita, the 200-meter breaststroke gold medalist from the previous Asian Games,...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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  • South Korea earned 15 medals, including 8 gold, in 2010 Asian Games, but got off to a slow start this year at home. (Yonhap)
    Bowl ‘em over: South Korea regains 2nd place in Asian Games

    By Special Reporting Team INCHEON (Yonhap) — Host South Korea picked up three gold medals on Friday, barely, but enough to move past Japan for second place in the medal standings. South Korea earned two gold medals...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • After the medal ceremony, Sun Yang, left, gave Park tae-hwan a birthday cake. (Yonhap)
    Park Tae-hwan makes history without winning gold

      INCHEON (Yonhap) — South Korean swimming hero Park Tae-hwan wrapped up the Asian Games at home on Friday with six medals, but none of them gold. Park, who turns 25 on Saturday, has battled nerves all...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • silver
    Park Tae-hwan finds silver lining

    Places 2nd in 100-meter to tie the record for the largest number of medals among Korean athletes at the Asian Games at 19.  By Baek Byung-yeul South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan clinched the silver medal in the...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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