Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games stir Indonesia’s pride, boost Jokowi’s campaign

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The 2-week-long games ended Saturday with Indonesia fourth on the medal table behind China, Japan and South Korea. A good chunk of its … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games stir Indonesia’s pride, boost Jokowi’s campaign

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women’s dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-hosting the Asian Games with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a sexual abuse … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — First it was the athletes parading side-by-side in matching uniforms behind the “unification” flag carried by South Korean basketballer Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong Chol. Then it was an image of South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Ri Ryong Nam hand-in-hand with their … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a “unification” flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors. The 18th Asian Games, which … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FATHER RECALLS COMPOUND SUSPECT AS HIGH-STRUNG, NOT RADICAL A Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque says he never believed his son, who is at the center of the New Mexico abuse case, was … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

NEW DELHI | India hopes to host 3 sports events, including 2032 Olympics

NEW DELHI | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics. The bidding process for the 2026 Youth Olympics is likely to start in 2020. Thailand has also expressed interest in hosting … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India hopes to host 3 sports events, including 2032 Olympics