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Richard Gomez: PH to 'take chances' in Asiad

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Amid criticisms, the chef de mission defends the national team selection in the 2018 Asian Games

LIMITED. Chef de Mission to Asian Games Richard Gomez spreads out the 272 alloted slots across different sports for exposure purposed. Photo from Facebook (@richardgomez)

The world of online games arrives in China for WESG Grand Final

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Victory at the $5.5-million World Electronic Sports Games Grand Final will also ensure immortality in the eyes of the millions of eSport fans

LEVEL UP. In this file photo, gamers take part in the European finals of the 2017 World Electronic Sports Games in Barcelona on November 23, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Japan to host 'fun' 2026 Asian Games

Sep 25, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The Olympic Council of Asia formally endorses the bid after Aichi prefecture governor Hideaki Ohumra and Nagoya city mayor Takashi Kawamura presented their joint offering to the OCA general assembly

HOST. Japan will host the 2026 Asian Games, adding to its already bulging international sports calendar as it also gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. This file photo shows Japanese athletes taking a 'selfie' as they parade during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad in Incheon. PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Iran to face South Korea in Asian Games basketball final

Oct 01, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Iran overcame a near scare against Kazakhstan while South Korea handled Japan to advance to the Asian Games basketball final

South Korea and Iran will meet in a basketball final between the consensus two best teams from Asia. File photos from AFP

Gilas closes chapter with victory over Mongolia at Asiad

Oct 01, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Gilas Pilipinas closed a chapter in its basketball history with a victory over Mongolia to finish seventh place in the Asian Games tournament

Gilas Pilipinas closed the Asian Games with a seventh place finish. File photo by Josh Albelda

Indonesians drummed out of the Asiad arena?

Sep 30, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Indonesian fans complained they had their trademark drum confiscated a day after Indonesia beat South Korea in the men s badminton doubles final

DRUMMED OUT? Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad (L) and Liliyana Natsir (R) return a shot against China's Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the mixed doubles badminton final at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 29, 2014. Photo by AFP

Surprise gold for Indonesia from 'inspired' long jumper

Sep 29, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Long jumper Maria Londa hits a personal best of 6 55 meters at Incheon s Asiad Main Stadium to secure a surprise gold

INSPIRED JUMPER. Indonesia's Maria Natalia Londa competes in the final of the women's long jump athletics event during the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on September 29, 2014. Photo by AFP

Badminton goldrush for Indonesia at Asian Games

Sep 28, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Indonesia s shuttlers bagged two gold medals over the weekend in the nation s best Asian Games for 16 years

ANOTHER GOLD! Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan (R) and Hendra Setiawan (L) celebrate after defeating South Korea's Yoo Yeonseong and Lee Yongdae in the men's doubles badminton final at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 28, 2014. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Never-say-die Indonesians smash Japan favorites

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:33 PM

The seventh seeds took a convincing two game win over the Japanese world number threes to become the first Indonesians to win the Asiad women s doubles title since 1978

VICTORY. Indonesia's Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (L) celebrates with Greysia Polii (R) after competing against China's Zhao Yunei and Tian Qing during their badminton women's doubles semi-final round match at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014. Photo by Pornchai/Kittiwongsakul/AFP

PH boxers march through Asian Games opening round

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Five of the first six boxers from the Philippine team advanced to the next round with victories in the Asian Games boxing tournament

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez lands a left hand on Uzekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov during Wednesday's lightweight bout. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Gilas takes a step back with Iran loss

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Gilas didn t live up to their post FIBA World Cup expectations in a heartbreaking loss to Iran

LA Tenorio of Gilas dribbles past Mahdi Kamrani of Iran. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

2014 Asian Games Basketball Roundup: Day One

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Basketball action kicked off in the 2014 Asian Games with four games

Photo from Asian Games Twitter

OCA boss: 'Different cultures' to blame for Asiad sex harassment

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Asia s Olympic boss apologized over sexual harassment cases at the Asian Games but said there must be an understanding of different traditions

Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during a press conference at the main press center for 17th 2014 Asian Games. Photo by Richard A. Brooks/AFP

Symbolic flame goes out on Asiad‎

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:06 PM

The Asian Games symbolic flame went out before the first day of competition had even ended

South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae and her children carry the Asian Games torch toward the sacred flame during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Hosts South Korea set medal pace at Asian Games

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:52 PM

South Korea was shocked in the women s 10 meter air pistol but rebounded to win gold in the men s wushu women s saber individual and men s fencing events

GOLD RUN. South Korean cyclists celebrate after winning the Men's Team Sprint gold. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

No royal treatment for Thai princess at Asian Games

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:14 PM

Once listed among Forbes Top 20 hottest royals Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand is setting her sights on gold in the dressage competition at the Asian Games

ROYAL RIDER. Thailand Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana at 2008 Fashion Week in Moscow. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

IOC chief wants more female athletes

Sep 20, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Olympic chief Thomas Bach wants to see an even split of female to male athletes at international sporting events after Saudi Arabia brought no women to the Asiad

IOC chief Thomas Bach addresses the media at a press conference earlier this year. Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

China wins first gold of 2014 Asian Games

Sep 20, 2014 - 12:40 PM

China won the first gold medal of the 2014 Asian Games when its women shooters clinched the 10m air pistol team title

RAISE THE ROOF. China's Zhang Mengyuan celebrates her gold medal victory in the women’s 10m air pistol individual competition. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

'Gangnam Style' welcome met by 'Pyongyang Style' silence at Asiad

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The North Korean delegation offered few expressions of emotion as they made their entrance to athletes village as the Asian Games opening closes in

OPA PYONGYANG STYLE. North Korean athletes attend the team welcoming ceremony of the 17th Incheon Asian Games. Photo by Kim Chul-Soo/EPA

Japeth Aguilar to be replaced as Asiad flag bearer

Sep 13, 2014 - 3:41 AM

Gilas Pilipinas big man Japeth Aguilar will no longer carry the Philippine flag at the Asian Games opening as the team is set to arrive a day after the ceremonies

Japeth Aguilar will not be the flag bearer for the Philippines at the Asian Games in Incheon. Photo from

Five memorable Asian Games controversies

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:43 PM

From Sockgate to performance enhancing drugs to a failed gender test look back at 5 controversies that shook up the Asian Games

Andray Blatche's ineligibility from the Asian Games is one of the more recent controversies to hit the Asiad. Photo by Raul Caro/EPA