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October 17, 2002

Athletes set sights on Olympics
The Indian athletics team, which won won 15 medals including six golds in track and field events, returned from the Asian Games to a warm reception on Thursday.

October 16, 2002
Rani stripped of Asian Games medals
India's long-distance runner was stripped of the two medals she won at Busan after failing to pass doping tests.

IOA promises 'strictest' action against Rani
IOA president Suresh Kalmadi said 'exemplary punishment' would be given to the athlete for failing dope tests at the Asian Games.

Kombodinjal basks in Beenamol, Binu's glory
The tiny village of Kombodinjal in Kerala's Idukki district suddenly finds itself catapulted on the international stage following the exploits the two athletes at the Asian Games.

October 14, 2002

Sunita Rani fails another dope test
The athlete's urine sample, taken after the 5,000 metres race, also tested positive.

Dope blow mars athletes' fine showing
K M Beenamol emerged the star of India's showing in track and field, anchoring the 4x400m relay squad to victory to finish with two gold medals and a silver.

October 13, 2002
Sunita Rani tests positive for Nandrolone
The chef de mission of the Indian contingent Jagdish Tytler said he has appealed for another sample to be tested, the results of which would be released on October 25.

Rani denies having taken banned drug
However, the 1500 metres gold medallist at the Asian Games said she had been taking 'Liv52' every day for the past seven to eight months.

Sunita Rani's coach denies doping report
Renu Kohli said: "Absolutely no way. Rani is absolutely clean.

India claim three medals in athletics
The women's relay team clinched a gold medal in the 4x400 metres while high jumper Bobby Aloysius and the men's 4X400 metres relay team won silver each.

Five Indians in all-Asia hockey team
Devesh Chauhan, Deepak Thakur, Gagan Ajit, Dilip Tirkey and Dhanraj Pillay are among 20 players selected.

October 12, 2002
How high priced are India's Busan medals?
India's jumbo-sized contingent at the Asian Games is costing the country about Rs 40 million.

Gopichand crashes out in quarters
The Indian ace was no match for South Korea's Seung Mo Shon, losing 9-15, 11-15 in the men's singles badminton event at the Asian Games.

Players tried their best, says Rajinder
India's hockey coach praised his boys for not giving up despite trailing 0-3 in the Asian Games final against South Korea.

India go down fighting in men's hockey final
Three goals down, the defending champions rallied splendidly but couldn't deny South Korea a 4-3 victory at the Asian Games.

Sunita Rani wins bronze in 5,000 metres
The 1,500 metres gold medallist finished behind China's Sun Yingjie and Japan's Kayoko Fukushi, who won the gold and silver respectively, at the Asian Games.

October 11, 2002
Rafat returns to tumultuous welcome
The Asian Games gold medal-winning cueist said India were able to win the snooker doubles gold mainly due to the confidence of his partner Yasin Merchant.

Gopichand cruises into last eight
The Indian ace beat Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in his second round men's singles match in the badminton competition at the Asian Games.

Paes, Bhupathi win gold in tennis doubles
The former world No.1 pair easily beat Lee Hyang-Taik and Chung Hee-Seok of South Korea in the final. Hockey results

India finish last in women's hockey
A 0-2 defeat against Japan in the bronze medal play-off saw the Indians finish without a victory in the four-team competition. Hockey results

Surendra Bhandari wins taekwondo bronze
The Indian won the medal as a losing semi-finalist after being beaten by K Khodad of Iran in the flyweight [58kg] bout.

Winning a family affair for Indians
Beenamol and Binu's success in athletics at the Asian Games came on the heels of a silver and bronze medal won by brothers Nitin and Ashim Mongia in sailing.

India fare poorly in show jumping
The quartet of Sudhir Ahlawat, Sandeep Dewan, Jaspal Massih and Sajjan Kumar logged 61 penalty points and found themselves at the bottom of standings in the equestrian team event.

October 10, 2002
Bhupathi-Paes in doubles final
The fancied Indian pair dropped a set while beating South Korea's Kim Dong-Hyun and Kwon Oh-Hee in the semi-finals of the tennis event.

India beat Pakistan to enter final
Gagan Ajit Singh's goal three minutes from the end gave the defending champions a 4-3 victory in the semi-final of the men's hockey tournament.

Neelam Singh, Sunita Rani, Saraswati Saha win gold
Neelam and Sunita also set a new Asian Games records in the women's discus throw and 1500 metres respectively.

Gopichand advances, Abhinn loses
The Indian ace won without dropping a point but Abhinn Shyam Gupta was beaten by Hendrawan in the first round of the men's singles badminton tournament.

India's challenge in archery ends
The men's team bowed out in the quarter-finals of the Olympic round.

October 9, 2002
Silver for K M Binu in men's 800m
However, India went medalless in the men's 400 metres, as Purakkotte Ramachandran finished fifth, clocking 46.15 seconds.

Third defeat for women's hockey team
They lost 2-3 to Japan in the concluding league match but will still play-off for the bronze medal.

Two Indian pairs in tennis doubles semis
Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes won their quarter-final match easily but Vishal Uppal and Mustafa Ghouse rallied splendidly to narrowly make the grade.

India finish with 1 silver, 2 bronze medals in sailing
Nitin Mongia won the silver in the OK Dinghy class while the pair of Ashim Mongia and R Mahesh took the bronze in the Enterprise class. Rajesh Chaudhury took bronze in the Laser Radial Open class.

Indian pugilists go down tamely
There were four of them on view in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, and all got a thrashing.

October 8, 2002
Beenamol, Bahadur lead India's resurgence
They bagged a gold medal each as India won six medals from athletics on Tuesday.

Geet Sethi wins bronze
The Indian ace beat Aung San Oo of Myanmar in the billiards singles third place play-off.

Nitin Mongia assured of OK Dinghy silver
The ace Indian sailor, however, has alleged that rules in the sailing event are being twisted to ensure that the Koreans win in all classes.

Uppal-Ghouse score refreshing victory
The duo joined Paes-Bhupathi in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles tennis competition.

Ali Qamar crashes out in quarters
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist went down tamely to Harry Tanamor of The Philippines in the light flyweight boxing.

AFC dismisses India's objections
Indian football team manager Santo Mitra had complained that the rules of qualification for the quarter-finals were changed before India's last league match against China.

Indian paddlers fall by the wayside
The two-man team of Soumyadeep Roy and Subhajeet Saha lost in the individual events without much of a fight.

Indian shooters sign off on disastrous note
They failed to qualify for the final round in the last two events - the 25 metres Standard Pistol and Skeet.

India finish fifth in equestrian
The strong Korean team claimed the gold medal, tallying 3493 points. India could only muster 2849 points.

October 7, 2002
Geet Sethi loses in billiards singles semis
The former world champion easily won the first frame of his match against unheralded Kyaw Oo U of Myanmar but was outplayed in the next two.

Mongia stays on course for sailing medal
Despite finishing second in both races on Monday, he maintained a one point lead over Korea's Hong C Jin after the eighth round in the O K Dinghy class.

India take two golds on day 8
Lebanese bodybuilder Yousseff el-Zetn became the first medallist involved in a doping rules case after refusing to take the mandatory drug test after the over-90-kilogram event.

Anju George bags women's long jump gold
The 24-year-old Kerala-born Tamil Nadu-based athlete covered 6.53 metres to finish well ahead of Japan's Maho Hanaoka and Kazakhstan's Yelena Kochsheyeva.

India wins gold in Kabaddi
The defending champions defeated Pakistan 37-7 in their last league game on Monday and finished the tournament with an unbeaten record.

Cheema wins bronze in wrestling
Palwinder Singh Cheema lost his semi-final bout but won the bronze medal play-off against Korea's top wrestler Jung Hun Shin by a 4-0 verdict.

India crash to second defeat in women's hockey
After China, it was South Korea's turn to thrash the Indians.

Paes, Bhupathi in doubles quarters
Rohan Bopanna and Sunil Kumar Sipaeya also scored straight-set victories in the singles event at the Asian Games.

October 6, 2002
Shiv Kapur wins individual golf gold
The 20-year-old US-based Indian golfer fired a fine two under-70 fourth round in conditions unconducive for good golf to emerge triumphant at the Asian Games.

India win silver in billiards doubles
The fancied pair of Geet Sethi and Alok Kumar was beaten in the final by Thailand's Paraprut Chaithanasakun and Mongkhow Kanfaklang at the Asian Games.

Pakistan, India to clash in hockey semis
Pakistan routed Malaysia 6-1 to finish on top of Pool B in the men's hockey tournament. Hockey results

Indian kabaddi team on course for gold
The team registered their fourth straight victory and meets Pakistan in the final round-robin match on Monday.

Harpal Singh in boxing quarters
A narrow win over Lebanon's Mansour Ali gave him a place in the last eight with Mohammad Ali Qamar and Jitender Kumar in the boxing event at the Asian Games.

Indian shooters continue to disappoint
The trio of Anjali Bhagwat, Deepali Deshpande and Kuheli Gangulee finished a poor seventh in the women's 50 metres rifle three position team event, which was won by China.

Paradorn, Paes-Bhupathi favourites
Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan and India's men's doubles duo look unbeatable in the tennis singles and doubles events respectively at the Asian Games.

Track and field action begins tomorrow
K M Beenamol carries India's hopes for gold medals in the women's 400 and 800 metres at the Asian Games.

Indian wrestlers start well
Most of them scored comfortable victories in the preliminary rounds at the Asian Games.

October 5, 2002
Indian football team fails to make quarters
Bahrain beat Palestine 5-0 and dashed India's hopes of finishing as the best second placed team from among Groups B, C and D. Football results

Jitender Kumar in quarter-finals
The lanky Indian pugilist won his middleweight bout to join Mohammad Ali Qamar in the last eight in the boxing event.

Shiv Kapur back in reckoning
The Indian golfing ace fired a superb three under par 69 third round to emerge joint leader with Sri Lanka's Anura Rohana at the end of the penultimate round in the Asian Games.

India lose to China in women's hockey
Goalkeeper Tingongleima Chanu's fine display restricted the Chinese to a 2-0 victory. Hockey results

Indian shooters go medalless on Saturday
The team of Satguru Das, T Pallangappa and A P Subbiah narrowly missed the bronze in the men's 50 metres rifle prone team event at the Asian Games.

Chandra ousted in snooker singles
The young cueist was beaten by Cambodia's Neang Tola in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

India defeat Bangladesh in kabaddi
The defending champions stayed on course for their fourth gold medal in the sport, notching their third straight victory in the Asian Games.

October 4, 2002
Gopichand in a fix over Asiad entry
The Indian badminton ace is unsure about the government's clearance for the Games. 'There's a lot of uncertainty and it is affecting mentally,' he says.

Qamar outpunches Pakistani opponent
The referee was forced to stop the light flyweight boxing contest, allowing the Commonwealth Games gold medallist a berth in the quarter-finals.

India rally to hold South Korea in men's hockey
The draw saw India finish behind the Koreans in Group A in the Asian Games hockey tournament. Hockey results

India claim bronze medal in equestrian
The team of Indrajit Lamba, Bhagirath Singh, Rajesh Pattu and Deep Ahlawat finished third in the team event at the Asian Games on Friday.

Shiv Kapur slips to fourth place in golf
India's brightest medal prospect in golf had a disastrous three-over 75 in the second round of the indiviudal event at the Asian Games.

India crash out of team tennis
The men's and women's teams went down tamely to Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei respectively in the quarter-finals.

Paes to skip singles and play in mixed doubles
In a bid to boost the country's medal prospects the Indian tennis ace will partner Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles.

Rehani, Chandra in last eight
The Indian cueists had a smooth passage in the singles event of Nine Pool and Snooker.

India's hopes in snooker suffer blow
India's best bet Yasin Merchant bowed out of the snooker singles event, losing to China's Jin Long in the preliminary round.

Kabaddi team shines; wrestling hopes end
The Indian kabaddi team easily won its preliminary matches but Ravinder Singh, the lone wrestler in the 60kg class, lost in the first round.

India's women's 50m rifle prone team seventh
The team of Anjali Bhagwat, Raj Kumari and Kuheli Gangulee, could manage only 1738 points compared to gold medallists China's 1778.

Indian spikers score first victory
They beat lowly Macau to register their first win in three matches in the men's volleyball competition at the Asian Games.

October 3, 2002
Nitin Mongia leads in OK Dingy sailing
He earned just one penalty point in each of the two races in the OK Dinghy sailing competition, on a day when Indian sailors performed reasonably well at the Asian Games.

Gopichand's chances are good
Oft-crowned India doubles badminton champion and now coach Leroy D'Sa says the 15 points x 3 games format at the Asian Games will be to Gopichand's advantage.

Football team's quarter-final chances suffer a jolt
A 0-2 defeat against China left India with the hope of finishing as the best second-placed team from Groups B, C and D and making the last 8. Football results

Shiv Kapur in joint lead in individual golf
The Delhi-based golfer shares the lead with Chinese Taipei's Chen Liang Cheng after the first round in the Asian Games individual golf event.

India, Korea looking to settle scores
The two Asian hockey giants, assured of berths in the semi-finals of the Asian Games, meet tomorrow to decide who tops the preliminary group.

Liu Xia betters world lifting record
The Chinese lifter set a new mark in the women's 63-kg weightlifting at the Asian Games. India's Pratima Kumari finished fifth in the event.

Dingko Singh crashes out in first round
The 1998 Bangkok Games gold medallist was no match for North Korean challenger Phyong Chol Choe, and lost the Asian Games bantamweight bout 26-6.

Indian shooters claim silver in men's team trap
China won the gold with 353 points and The Philippines took the bronze with 331 points.

Indian rowers disappoint
China won 12 of the 13 gold medals on offer in the rowing competition at the Asian Games, which ended on Thursday.

Indian challenge ends in judo
None from the three-member team could make a mark.

October 2, 2002
India bag a silver in shooting; bronze in rowing
The trio of Suma Shirur, Anjali Bhagwat and Deepali Deshpande finished second in the 10 metre Air Rifle women's team event at the Asian Games.

India rout Japan for second victory
A 3-0 win assured India a semi-final berth in the Asian Games hockey tournament. Complete hockey results

India have it easy in tennis
The men's and women's team romped into the quarter-finals, beating East Timor and Mongolia respectively.

India's hopes for squash medal end
Joshna Chinappa and Vaidehi Reddy were beaten in the quarter-finals of the women's event while Ritwik Bhattacharya went down fighting at the same stage in the men's event.

Indian spikers lose opening match
They were beaten by hosts South Korea in the men's volleyball competition.

October 1, 2002
Merchant, Habib bag gold in snooker doubles
The Indian pair easily beat Hong Kong's Marco Ka Chun Fu and Chi Wai An in the final of the event to give India its first gold medal at the Asian Games.

Indian rowers move into final
The quartet of Mujeeb Rehman Kolakkodan, Ratheesh Kumar, Saji Thomas and Kasam Khan made the grade in the lightweight four-oars event at the Asian Games.

Usha, DeVega to meet after 16 years
The two Asian sprint queens will be meeting at the Asian Games after their memorable races at the Seoul Asiad in 1986.

India, Pakistan hockey revival predicted
Pakistan coach Tahir Zaman said the former Olympic champions would dominate world hockey in the coming years.

September 30, 2002
'The Asian Games have been very unlucky for me'
Shiny Wilson, reflecting on her experiences at the Asian Games, says she should not have been disqualified and awarded the gold medal in the 800m at the Seoul Asiad.

India beat Turkmenistan for second win
Baichung Bhutia scored a brace of goals as India rallied from a goal down to win 3-1 in the football tournament.
Complete Football results

India rout Hong Kong 5-1 in hockey
Ajit Singh and Jugraj Singh scored twice each. In other matches South Korea beat Japan 4-0 while Pakistan thrashed China 8-3.
Complete hockey results

Li Zhuo survives scare to lift gold
Myanmar's Kay Thi Win and Indonesia's Lisa Raema Rumbewas bagged silver and bronze respectively in the women's 48kg weightlifting. India's Namerakapam K Devi could only finish seventh.

September 29, 2002
We will get 7 gold medals from athletics
Indian sprint queen P T Usha on her experiences at the Asian Games.

India survive scare before Games
Geet Sethi figured among the entrants for pool instead of his favourite billiards event, giving Indian officials a scare.

Football team hoping to maintain winning run
A good victory over Turkmenistan in their second Group C league match will keep India in the race for a quarter-final berth.

September 28, 2002
Indian tricolour hoisted in Games village
Chef-de-Mission of the 350-strong Indian contingent, Jagdish Tytler hoisted the tricolour at a quiet function in the Games village.

India hoping for a rich medal haul
The largest ever Indian contingent will be hoping to make a significant impact and improve its medals tally in the 14th Asian Games.

September 27, 2002
Constantine slams first-half showing
Speaking after the 3-0 victory over Bangladesh at the Asian Games, India's English football coach said the team played good football for just 25 minutes.

India rout Bangladesh in opener
Two goals by skipper Baichung Bhutia saw India win 3-0 in their opening match in the Asian Games football tournament.

September 26, 2002
Muthu is only male in Asiad weightlifting team
The goverment's decision to send only one male lifter in a five-member team comes following the positive dope tests of two Indian lifters at the Commonwealth Games.

India's Asiad football campaign begins tomorrow
Despite recent successes, the Indian team will not take Bangladesh lightly in their opening Group C clash at the Asian Games tournament.

September 25, 2002
'Leander and Mahesh are back, so it will be fun'
Former India Davis Cupper Nitin Kirtane reflects on his bronze medal win in the 1998 Asian Games and India chances in the tennis event in Busan.

Hockey team lead India's hopes at Asian Games
They have been described as temperamental, overzealous and sometimes plain careless. But India is counting on its men's hockey team for a gold medal in Busan.

September 24, 2002
Indian footballers face daunting task
India will have to overcome China, Turkmenistan and Bangladesh to entertain hopes of making the last eight stage at the Asian Games.

Aparna Popat pulls out of Asian Games
India's top women's badminton player said she would focus on the European circuit beginning in a month's time.

India expects five athletics golds at the Asiad
Manager of the athletics team B N Lahiri said Beenamol, Saraswati Saha, Shakti Singh and the women's relay team are bright prospects.

September 23, 2002
Beenamol a cinch for gold, says Shiny
The former middle distance ace says Beenamol, Bobby Aloysious, Anju George and Neelam Singh are India's best medal prospects at the Busan Asian Games.

September 2002
India football coach upbeat ahead of Asiad
No changes in women's hockey team for Asiad
Halappa, Gill left out of Asiad hockey team
Football team can reach Asiad semis: Bhutia
Sunita Rani in athletics squad
Indian archers hopeful of medals
No Indian TT team for Asiad
Anand Amritraj, Piperno named captains
Anju George to lead Indian hopes
Beenamol to carry the tri-colour at Busan
Asian Games torch lit in Delhi

August 2002
Paes, Bhupathi for Asian Games
Chennai sailor makes it to Asian Games
India target Asiad and Olympics
India to participate in limited events at Asiad

July 2002
Dhanraj says he'll retire after Busan Asiad

June 2002
Malleswari to skip Asian Games
Samsung to sponsor Indian contingent

February 2002
Olympic U-23 format for Asiad football

December 2000
Body building included in Asian Games

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