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EYE-CATCHING: Firework lit up the sky during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games.
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EYE-CATCHING: Firework lit up the sky during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games.

Spectacular end to 16th edition of Asian Games

Just five gold medals to be presented on Saturday provided a rather slow-paced denouement for the Asian Games, an event the Olympic Council of Asia president referred to as "one of the best ever. »   2 comments
Fireworks explode over the stage to begin the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday. Photo: AP

The Asiad Closing Ceremony – As it happened

The brilliant Opening Ceremony, meant expectations for the Closing Ceremony were high. And Guangzhou did not disappoint. Apart from the creativity and coordination, traditional elements like handing o... »  

A commendable effort by the Indian contingent

It was a commendable effort by the strong Indian contingent of 626 athletes to come up with a decent performance of 64 medals including 14 gold, to be ranked sixth in the Asian Games. <... » 4 comments

A Chinese show all the way

In a world of perfection, it is only natural to look at the one gold medal that China missed to make it a perfect 200, but the host has shown that it will not be intimidated by its own recor... »

Young-Jun and Chunxiu triumph

Korean Ji Young-Jun and Chinese Zhou Chunxiu won the men's and women's marathon titles on the final day of the Asian Games here on Saturday. Ji Young-Jun clocked 2:11:11 while Zhou Chunxiu t... »