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  • WRAPUP-Games-Sun's brilliance warms Asiad pool, China in command Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen set the seal on China's dominating pool performance at the Asian Games on Friday, while Qatar's disappointed women's basketball team slipped out of South Korea in the dead of night with the row over their hijabs rumbling on. China took their golden haul to 91 on the seventh day of competition in Incheon, and while South Korea reclaimed second spot from rivals Japan by one gold they are unlikely to get anywhere near the 90 titles targeted before the Games. ... More »

  • China enjoy pool party; Asiad gets first dope test
    China enjoy pool party; Asiad gets first dope test Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Peter Rutherford INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool by scooping six swimming titles on Tuesday, while the first doping test of the 17th Asiad also came to light with a Tajikistan football player testing positive. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said in a statement that Khurshed Beknazarov had tested positive for a stimulant and had been thrown out of the Games. ... More »

  • WRAPUP-Games-China enjoy pool party; Asiad gets first dope test Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 23 (Reuters) - China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool by scooping six swimming titles on Tuesday, while the first doping test of the 17th Asiad also came to light with a Tajikistan soccer player testing positive. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said in a statement that Khurshed Beknazarov had tested positive for a stimulant and had been thrown out of the Games. ... More »

  • Ye Shiwen returns to top of podium after London letdown
    Ye Shiwen returns to top of podium after London letdown Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Ye Shiwen, the Chinese sensation whose mind-boggling performances at the 2012 London Olympics set tongues wagging and fingers pointing, made an overdue return to the top of the podium on Tuesday. After two years where she struggled to cope with the expectations on her from China as well as the thinly-veiled accusations against her, the 18-year-old turned back the clock to win the women's 400 metres individual medley gold medal at the Asian Games. ... More »

  • Games-Swimming-Ye Shiwen returns to top of podium after London letdown Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Julian Linden INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Ye Shiwen, the Chinese sensation whose mind-boggling performances at the 2012 London Olympics set tongues wagging and fingers pointing, made an overdue return to the top of the podium on Tuesday. After two years where she struggled to cope with the expectations on her from China as well as the thinly-veiled accusations against her, the 18-year-old turned back the clock to win the women's 400 metres individual medley gold medal at the Asian Games. ... More »

  • China flex muscles at Asian Games
    China flex muscles at Asian Games Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - China's swimmers provided another imposing demonstration of their seemingly bottomless depth of talent by scooping up six gold medals in the pool at the Asian Games on Tuesday. Led by London Olympic champions Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, the Chinese transformed the Munhak Aquatics Centre into their own private pool party, winning all but one of the seven titles decided on the third night of swimming finals. ... More »

  • Games-Swimming-China flex muscles at Asian Games Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    * China wins six of seven golds in swimming * London Olympic champions Sun and Ye strike gold * Kazakhstan teenager Balandin wins 200m breaststroke (Adds quotes) By Julian Linden INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 23 (Reuters) - China's swimmers provided another imposing demonstration of their seemingly bottomless depth of talent by scooping up six gold medals in the pool at the Asian Games on Tuesday. ... More »

  • Park and Sun set to square off at Incheon pool
    Park and Sun set to square off at Incheon pool Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With a deep talent pool overflowing with Olympic and world champions, the swimming competition at the Asian Games is shaping up as the most intriguing event in Incheon. China, who named a 61-member swim squad, is again expected to dominate the medals after scooping up the lion's share of the golds on offer at the last Asian Games but face stiff competition from Japan and South Korea. Park Tae-hwan, whom the Aquatics Center in Incheon is named after, carries the hopes of the host nation. The 2008 Olympic gold medallist and two-time 400 metres freestyle world champion won three freestyle gold medals at each of the last two Asian Games. More »

  • PREVIEW-Games-China set to crank up the gold medal machine again Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    By Fiona Li BEIJING, Sept 10 (Reuters) - With huge resources, a Soviet-style sports regime geared to churning out champions and an insatiable desire to win gold, the question is not whether China will top the medal standings at the Incheon Asian Games but by how much. China has reigned supreme since finishing top of the table at the Asian Games it hosted in 1990 and sent records tumbling ever since. Still basking in the runaway success of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China reaped a record 416 medals at the last Asian Games at home in Guangzhou, with its tally of 199 gold medals nearly three times the haul of runners-up South Korea. Set to unleash a mammoth delegation of 899 members on Incheon, the Games' largest, China will look to eclipse that mark again while providing a report card on their athletes' progress halfway through the Olympic cycle. More »

  • PREVIEW-Games-Incheon ready to showcase cream of Asian sports Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Sept 8 (Reuters) - An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. While China are certainties to top the medal count for the ninth straight Games, South Korea have set an ambitious target of 90 golds, though the hosts would probably settle for less as long as they finish above fierce rivals Japan. India, perennial underachievers in world sport, are determined to improve on the 14 golds they won four years ago in Guangzhou, while Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will battle it out for bragging rights in Southeast Asia. Four years on from Guangzhou's glitzy Games, which by some estimates left the city in debt to the tune of $32 billion, South Korea has spent a reported 1.2 trillion won ($1.2 billion) on construction costs to host the event for a third time. More »

  • FACTBOX-Factbox on sports at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Sept 8 (Reuters) - Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 9-October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING - The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 21-26. There will be a total of 38 gold medals on offer - 19 each for men and women. China have dominated swimming at recent Asian Games and have a powerful squad led by Olympic champions Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen and Jiao Liuyang. ... More »

  • Swimming-Australia Olympic champion Rice retires Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    (Updates with coach quotes) * Rice confirms retirement * Won three golds at Beijing 2008 * Hampered by shoulder injuries since By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, April 9 (Reuters) - Australia's triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday. Rice had a stunning Olympic debut at Beijing's Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 metres individual medley titles as well as gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, all in world record times. She struggled with a shoulder injury heading into the 2012 London Olympics, where her failure to win a medal contributed to a disappointing Games for Australia. More »

  • Rebecca Adlington Announces 'Retirement'
    Rebecca Adlington Announces 'Retirement' Tue, Feb 5, 2013

    The double Olympic Champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has officially announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 23. More »

  • China's Ye Shiwen Bags Second Gold
    China's Ye Shiwen Bags Second Gold Tue, Jul 31, 2012

    A Chinese swimmer whose sensational performance has raised eyebrows at the Olympics, has won her second gold medal. More »