11:56 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
After clinching five gold medals in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, Indonesia’s rowing team cemented its status as the country’s hope for glory, an image it also bears for the 2014 Asian Games. The team was given the goal of securing  one gold medal by Prima, the official body in charge of the athletes’ preparation, […]
11:53 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Glasgow. Patrons of Glasgow’s Brazen Head Irish pub, united in support of the city’s Celtic football club, are split over an independence referendum that has cut across class, religion and even football loyalties. Drinkers wearing “Yes” to independence badges mingled with “No” voters amid the Irish tricolour flags embraced by Celtic, the club beloved of […]
3:04 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Seoul. South Koreans are banned from carrying North Korean flags into Asian Games venues and anyone waving one at an event could face arrest, games organizers said Tuesday. Under South Korea’s strict National Security Law, its citizens are banned from activities deemed to be praising or sympathizing with the North. “We’ve been ordered to check […]
2:57 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Incheon, Korea. North Korea’s reporters at the Asian Games will have to file stories using fax because their web access is restricted in South Korea, an official said Tuesday. Seoul’s Ministry of Unification said North Korean media would not be given special access to their country’s websites, which are blocked in South Korea. This means […]
2:52 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Seoul. Thailand’s women’s football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country’s controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 to host South Korea in its opening match of the Asian Games. “It’s disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half,” Worawi Makudi was quoted as saying by the […]
2:42 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia began its campaign at the 2014 Asian Games with a 7-0 thrashing of Timor Leste at the Korean Goyang Stadium in Incheon on Monday. Ferdinand Sinaga hit the net four times, including a first-half hat-trick, while Alfin Tuasalamony, Novri Setiawan and Fandi Eko Utomo added one each to give Merah Putih the temporary lead […]
2:29 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Having missed the Badminton World Federation World Championship in August, Mohammad Ahsan and Tontowi Ahmad are now gearing up to represent Indonesia in the 2014 Asian Games, set to kick off in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Ahsan, Tontowi and their respective partners, Hendra Gunawan and Liliyana Natsir, will be spearheading the Indonesian Badminton Association’s […]
9:14 am September 16, 2014 | No Comment
London. The good news for Schalke 04’s defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his opening four matches […]
3:03 pm September 15, 2014 | No Comment
The Indonesia swimming team is eying a spot on the 2014 Asian Games podium in the hope that the event will bring an end to the country’s 24-year medal drought. The team, which features six national swimmers — Triady Fauzi Sidiq, Ricky Angga Wijaya, Glenn Victor Sutanto, Alexis Wijaya Ohmar, Dennis Joshua Tiwa, and I […]
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