Posts Tagged Asian Games

North Korean weightlifter sets world record

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men’s 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo North Korean athletes sing during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. With teams from 45 countries ready to roll after the games officially open Friday, the North's sportswear has already created something of a buzz in Incheon. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.

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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China’s Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

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North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

A North Korean flag, right, is prepared for a welcoming ceremony at the Flag Plaza of the Athlete's Village for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.

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AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

In this Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, India's London Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing M.C. Mary Kom speaks at an event celebrating her victory, in Bangalore, India. The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. When it comes to the Asian Games, Mary Kom is among the leading contenders. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — 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.

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