Doha, Dec 1 (Xinhua) Fastpitch softball, a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field, is an outdoor game played on a pitch called a diamond. Softball is a sport played exclusively by women at the 15th Asian Games.
Friday, December 01, 2006 8:46:00 AM
Doha, Dec 1 (Xinhua) Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, teaching more than just physical fighting skills. It shows ways of enhancing spirit and life through training the body and mind.
Friday, December 01, 2006 8:41:07 AM
Doha, Dec 1 (Xinhua) Tennis is a racquet sport played on a court of two halves, separated by a net. Individuals (singles) or pairs (doubles) hit the ball over the net with the aim of preventing their opponents from hitting it back.
Friday, December 01, 2006 8:40:30 AM
Doha, Dec 1 (Xinhua) Archery is a target sport that requires great powers of concentration and technique. Using a bow and arrow, the aim is to shoot the target with points awarded for accuracy.
Friday, December 01, 2006 8:39:41 AM
Doha, Nov 30 (IANS) Saif Saaeed Shaheen, touted as the biggest local athlete of the 15th Asian Games, has been forced to withdraw with an Achilles tendon injury, it was announced here.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:41:07 PM
Doha, Nov 30 (IANS) At the welcome ceremony of the Indian contingent here Thursday, top officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), as usual, promised a dramatic improvement in the standard of sports in the country.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:16:14 PM
Doha, Nov 30 (IANS) The hour of reckoning is here for Qatar, the smallest nation to host the Asian Games, the 15th edition of which begin here Friday. And so also for China, the world's most populous nation, which by the time it hosts the next Olympics at home in two years, hopes to become the world's No. 1 sporting nation.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:41:19 PM
Baghdad, Nov 30 (DPA) At least 52 unidentified bodies were recovered in several districts of Baghdad during the last 24 hours, Iraqi police said Thursday.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:26:14 PM
Doha, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian athletes would do well to stay in the top eight of the medals tally as the biggest Asian Games begin here Friday with an opening ceremony that promises to be a combination of tradition, rich local culture and colour.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 7:43:27 PM
Doha, Nov 30 (Xinhua) The Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) men's tennis team has a good chance of winning a medal in the 15th Asian Games here, said head coach Nan Chen.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 7:07:17 PM
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