Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

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Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby jayakris » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:44 am

Well, may as well start a thread now itself ...

Kabaddi and Cricket retained

That is nice news. I love cricket being in these games. Now they will have to build a cricket stadium in Incheon, I assume. Hopefully the idiots in BCCI will not be arrgant jerks next time also, and we will have India taking part.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) have decided to retain kabaddi and cricket while throwing out cue sports and chess from the programme for the 2014 Games

So, at least we can't be screwed by Sunder and Viswanathan anymore... These two are possibly the least fitting two events - thouh I would have been fine if cue sports stayed. I suppose carrom will be gone too, along with cue sports.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby prasen9 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:31 am

Dragon boat racing and dance sports? Should be gone right? Disciplines included says it is indeed. Baseball included. Good. Softball is not. Too bad. They should have called Baseball/Softball one sport for male/female sportsmen respectively. Out of the ones that are there, I have issues with bowling and wushu. Those are weak sports imho. Wushu - my problem is in the judging part. So India will be favorites for at least two golds: men's and women's kabaddi. And perhaps women's cricket.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby jayakris » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:39 am

Who else is favorite for men's cricket? You mean, after all this hoopla, we are not even the favorites in Asia? Not that it means a sure gold in an unpredictable version of the game like the T20, but we are expected to have the higher chance for winning in that too, right? I mean, we are the kings with IPL and everything else, and we are not favorotes over even the bug country, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? That is pretty shameful, if so.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby mugu » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:33 am

It is not clear which are the 28 Olympic sports. London 2012 will have only 26. Does this mean the 28 from Beijing? Or will it mean London 2012 (26) plus any other two from the recognised IOC list? In that case, dance sport could be in!
Jay, carrom is part of cue sports.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby prasen9 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:05 pm

jayakris wrote:Who else is favorite for men's cricket? You mean, after all this hoopla, we are not even the favorites in Asia?
Jay, if the event were held today, India would be #1. However, what will happen to the team injury and form wise in four years is anybody's guess. In kabaddi and women's cricket, we have been #1 in Asia for a long while consistently and the gap between the Indian team and the rest is high. So, we can say that the gold in that event is more probable than not. However, in men's cricket, if I were to estimate now, I would put it at 40% with Sri Lanka and Pak gettting 30% each. But, the confidence on that estimation is not very high because the other two are very capable teams --- the gap is not that much as in kabaddi and women's cricket. I am somewhat of a conservative person when expecting golds.

Man that would be extremely disappointing to me if dance sports is in. In some sense, gymnastics, especially the rythmic variety, is bad enough. Now this.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby Prashant » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:56 am

Anything that relies on aesthetic judgment is not a sport in my opinion, be it dancing or rhythmic gymnastics or even women's floor exercises where I believe some of the judging is based on aesthetics.

How the hell is carom a cue sport?

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby jaydeep » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:46 am

Prashant wrote:How the hell is carom a cue sport?

Prashant, check this wikipedia link for more info ....

Carom billiards

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby Prashant » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:43 pm

Oh, its that kind of carom - I know about that sport, but assumed the one in the Asiad was the carom I grew up with. Thanks Jaydeep.

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Re: Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

Postby jayakris » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:44 pm

OK, that makes sense. I had noticed that during the Asiad, the Carrom event was listed with cue sports, and I had assumed that ot sight be some sort of a pool/billard version of the non-cue sport that we have all played - but had not checked that, and wasn't sure... That is why mugu mentioned it to be a cue sport above. Jay

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Asian Games , Incheon, Korea, September 2014

Postby sameerph » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:52 pm

In other Asian games news, BCCI has decided not to send send a team to Asian games because they clash with champion league T20. :roll: They did the same thing last time. I am sure they could have at least sent A team and still would have had a fair chance to win the gold.

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Re: Asian Games 2014, Incheon, Korea

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:57 pm

Cricket at Asian Games has no value.

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Re: Asian Games 2014, Incheon, Korea, September 2014

Postby sameerph » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:28 pm

This is a general thread to discuss Asian games. Tennis related disucssion can be done in that section.

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Re: Asian Games 2014, Incheon, Korea

Postby gbelday » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:24 pm

Sin Hombre wrote:Cricket at Asian Games has no value.

That doesn't matter. Someone decided that it should be part of the Asian games and we should make every attempt to win a medal. Otherwise our competition will surely do.

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Re: Asian Games 2014, Incheon, Korea, September 2014

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:27 pm

I don't particularly care about Pakistan or Bangladesh winning a cricket medal at the Asian Games.

Our aim has to be winning more medals in Olympic sports, and winning World cups / test matches in cricket.

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Re: Asian Games 2014, Incheon, Korea, September 2014

Postby Varma » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:42 pm

If there is a medal being offered, why not grab it? That too when the chances are brighter with our A-B-C or even a D team taking part in it? It's all about being competitive and wanting to win.

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