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Asian Games: Two-time Olympic Medallist Sushil Kumar Handed Shock Defeat in First Round - News18

India's two-time Olympic medallist, wrestler Sushil Kumar, made a first round shock exit in the 74kg Freestyle event, losing 5-3 to Bahrain's Adam Batirov. 35 year old Sushil looked out of sorts from the start despite his early lead, with his knee not ...

Asia's Olympic champions vie for gold in Jakarta pool - The News International

While the Asiad does not often provide world class competition in the big Olympic sports — Kosuke Kitajima in 2002 was the last swimmer to post a world record time at the Games — it can provide valuable experience for aspiring champions. Sun ...

Munich Olympics attack survivor says Corbyn an anti-Semite, should exit politics - The Times of Israel

An Israeli athlete who survived the Palestinian terrorist attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games said UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite who is hiding his true beliefs from voters for the sake of political ...

Fiji name team for Buenos Aires 2018 - Insidethegames.biz

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has named a team of three athletes for this year's Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Athletics star Serenia Ragatu, badminton player Chang Ho Lee and table tennis ...

Kalla hopes athletes make Asian Games stepping stone to 2020 Olympics - Jakarta Post

“I also hope that this event will give encouragement [to all athletes] for further competitions especially for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020,” he said in his opening remarks at the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly at Hotel Mulia ...

Miller-Uibo beats Asher-Smith in Birmingham Diamond League 200m - Insidethegames.biz

Olympic 400 metres champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo demonstrated that it may be a little while yet before double European gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith can rule the sprinting world as she defeated Britain's rising star over 200m at the International ...

Tech Freshman Lim to Compete at Asian Games - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site (press release)

Recognized as one of the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, with the 18th edition to be held in 2018. Competing in the swimming portion of the games ...

Asia's biggest multisport event opens in Indonesia - The Mainichi

2, will be an important proving ground for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, a chance for Indonesia to show it can host a major sporting event and a special occasion for North Korea and South Korea to demonstrate their detente. Indonesian President ...

Japan value China rivalry with Tokyo target in mind - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Japan will go toe-to-toe with China at the 18th Asian Games, hoping sparring with the continent's most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020, its delegation chief said ...

In return to Asian Games, Pinoy trap shooter aims for better finish - ABS-CBN News

His bid to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was crushed when the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) nullified the results of the 2015 Asian shooting championships held. He shot a personal-best 122 in the meet to bag the silver medal ...

Dekalb Special Olympic athletes help dedicate governor's basketball court - WANE

After a short ceremony, the DeKalb Special Olympics team played the inaugural game. The new court will host youth league games and community events. The DeKalb County Special Olympics basketball team took home gold on July 6, beating Team ...

18th Asian Games kick-off with dazzling opening ceremony, brilliant fireworks - Daily Times

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta hosted the Asian Games earlier in 1962. The events will be held in and around the two cities, including venues in Bandung and Province of West Java and Banten. All 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia are ...

China Barred From Weightlifting in 2018 Asian Games - Financial Tribune

China was one of nine nations suspended for a year last October for having three or more positives in the re-testing of samples from the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. There were three Chinese positives in the re-tests, all gold ...

Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat is ready for 'Olympics Part 2' - The Indian Express

What comes undone at Olympics can only be fixed at the next Olympics. Whether you are two-time medallist Sushil Kumar, or a many-time wounded Vinesh Phogat. Still, Vinesh Phogat is grateful for the bunch of ligaments in her knee that snapped so bad at ...

Taylor Knibb Finishes on ITU World Cup Podium for First Time This Season with Silver in Lausanne - TeamUSA.org

In the men's race, Norway's teenage phenom Gustav Iden earned his second career ITU World Cup victory, while Great Britain's Jonathan Brownlee took silver exactly two years to the day after winning silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Norway's ...

Asian Games 2018: India's sailing team looks to keep focus after being distracted by off the water incidents - Firstpost

It is a pity that the storm lashing YAI for some time now has not shown any signs of abating despite the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) resolving the selectorial tangle that was of YAI's making ahead of the Asian Games. And, the sailors are striving ...

Kuwaiti flag flutters again - gulfnews.com

Jakarta: Three participating countries at the 2018 Asian Games changed their flags for the opening ceremony. On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially lifted its sanction on Kuwait after the contingent from the Middle East ...

We are capable of beating any opponent: Manika Batra - Times of India

CWG is competitive but is a much smaller platform compared to the Asian and Olympic Games. Competition-wise Asian Games will be much tougher with the Chinese and Japanese players in the fray. But the Olympics is the biggest and toughest of all ...

Los Angeles 2028 begin preparations to launch sponsorship campaign with $2.5 billion target - Insidethegames.biz (blog)

It has been claimed that Los Angeles 2028 sponsors could also associate their branding with the United States team competing at Paris 2024 and at the Winter Olympic Games in 2026, an event due to be awarded next year. Another idea under discussion is ...

Indonesia opens Asian Games with explosive ceremony - ABS-CBN News

The climax of the ceremony came when former Olympic badminton champion Susi Susanti carried the Games' torch to the summit of the volcano and set off a spectacular display of fireworks. Some 9,000 security personnel stood guard at the stadium, which ...

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Most successful countries in Summer Olympics from 2000 to 2016 by the number of medals.

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic, political, and technological advancements. As a result, the Olympics has shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialisation of the Games. World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games.

The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organising committees for each specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Games, and organises and funds the Games according to the Olympic Charter. The IOC also determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games. There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.

The Games have grown so much that nearly every nation is now represented. This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, and a terrorist attack in 1972. Every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide unknown athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame. The Games also constitute an opportunity for the host city and country to showcase themselves to the world.