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Other Sport 01 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

PM Hun Sen pledges own money for a gold

CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen will reward any athlete who brings back a gold medal from the Asian Games with US$5,000 of his own money, local media reported yesterday.

Other Sport 30 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

21 venues to be used for Doha Asian Games

THE organisers have prepared 21 venues in Doha and its surroundings to host the 39 events of the 15th Asian Games.

Other Sport 30 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Women power the Indians

LONG jumper Anju Bobby George leads a pack of Indian women athletes at the Asian Games attempting to ward off the Chinese challenge in the continent's showpiece event.

Other Sport 30 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sanya, Wariner come out tops

Training partners Sanya Richards and Jeremy Wariner won the Jesse Owens Award as the top USA Track Field Athletes of the Year on Tuesday.

Other Sport 30 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

China rule as 15 world marks tumble

The fifth day of the KL'06 Fespic Games saw world records being set in athletics, archery and powerlifting.

Other Sport 29 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fespic Games: Five world marks fall

Five world records were created on the fourth day of the ninth Fespic Games as China marched on to surpass the century mark in their collection of gold medals.

Other Sport 29 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

A jump from catwalk

It is not unheard of for sports icons to cross over on to the catwalk to promote sponsors, projects and charities. Think Anna Kournikova or David Beckham.

Other Sport 29 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thais want bigger haul

Thailand, spurred by 14 gold medals four years ago, are aiming for between 15 and 17 gold medals at the coming Asian Games in Doha.

Other Sport 29 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Women lift veil on Asian sports mystery

A Qatari nurse, who escaped the bloodbath of the Lebanon civil war, will be fighting a different battle at the Asian Games when she hopes to show that women's sport in the Middle East is serious business and not just a half-hearted concession to the sensibilities of the west.

Other Sport 28 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hosts surpass target

Host nation Malaysia have surpassed their target of 10 gold medals in the Fespic Games here.