World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has dismissed concerns over countries potentially boycotting next year's world championships in Doha over simmering political tensions in the Gulf region.
Qatar would be aiming to finish considerably higher than their current 20th place on the medals table after Abdalelah Haroun and Ashraf Elseify delivered a gold each in the 400m and hammer throw respectively at the Asian Games Sunday.
Qatar’s Fares Elbakh has won silver medal in the men's 94kg class weightlifting at the Asian Games today. Elbakh came second on 381kg and proved a fans' favourite as he was surrounded by a huge crowd of fans and posed for pictures with them after the medals ceremony.
The defending champions’ superiority was never in doubt but a somewhat defensive approach in the final stages allowed the Saudis some leeway.
Helicopters scooped up water to douse the flames in fields bordering the sports complex while dozens of firefighters on the ground helped extinguish the blaze.
Sixteen-year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new Asian Games record as he bagged the first major title of his career in the 10 metre air pistol competition on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old is a cousin of former Commonwealth champions Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat.
The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) hosted a reception for the members of the Olympic Council of Asia, members of the National Olympic Committees of Asia and distinguished guests in Jakarta at the official Asian Games 2018 hotel.
Indonesia's nine-year-old skateboarder Aliqqa Noverry is set to melt hearts at the Asian Games -- but give her ice cream and she could be a medal threat, says her mum.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) President HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmed al-Fahad al-Sabah, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and other officials attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games.