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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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Russian woman elected VP of wrestling federation

The widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin has become the first female vice president of the sport’s governing body.

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World’s top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

Russian kayaker Nikita Gubenko begins a training run at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, Md., , on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He is among  the athletes competing in the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held at the course Sept. 17-20. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week’s canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.

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Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

A worker carries trees for landscaping work outside of the main stadium for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games this month, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for Pyeongchang or a cautionary tale. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town.

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