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Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. They won gold, adding to China’s lead in the medal tally at the continental games. With 322 of 439 gold medals decided, China stood atop the tally with 125, followed by host South Korea with 54, and Japan with 37. China’s dominance was expected, largely because it brought the most athletes – nearly 900. The Asian Games end Sunday after bringing together athletes from 45 countries and regions to compete in 42 sports.

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India boxing team protests scoring at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — India has lodged a protest against the outcome of an Asian Games semifinal bout after judges awarded a unanimous decision to South Korea’s Park Ji-na over L.Sarita Devi in the 60-kilogram division, sparking loud verbal abuse from sections of the crowd and condemnation from a coach.

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At Asian Games, doping tests catch only small fry

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — 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 Olympic-style event have tested positive.

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North Koreans at Asian Games ‘long for leader’

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s athletes at the Asian Games, reportedly feeling homesick while competing in South Korea, have held a special “longing for the leader” gathering to express how much they miss their homeland.

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Japan to expel swimmer from Asian Games for theft

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Japan has expelled one of its swimmers from the Asian Games while he is investigated for allegedly stealing a camera.

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