Asian Games: China wins first gold at wushu changquan

A worker from Trans Jakarta bus system pushes a road divider near a countdown clock for the upcoming 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Indonesia

China hold record of most medals won at Asian Games

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.

Yamashita said the four players went for dinner at a Japanese restaurant last Thursday, after which they were approached by a person who spoke Japanese and offered them the prostitutes' services.

Sat added: "I deeply apologise for our careless act that has brought disgrace on not only basketball fans but also all of the Japanese people".

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The four players - identified as Takuya Hashimoto, Keita Imamura, Yuya Nagayoshi and Takuma Sato by officials - were directed to a bar where they could meet women by a local who spoke Japanese. "We need to work harder to make sure this kind of scandal does not happen again". There will be no substitutes for the four ousted players.

Now, Zohri is facing his biggest test as he competes against older and faster athletes at the world's second-largest multi-sport event.

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Japan's sports community has been rocked by scandals in recent months, ranging from a university American football player's intentional risky tackle of an opponent to the former head of the amateur boxing body's connections with an organized crime syndicate.

Before training with team mate and 2014 Asian Games silver medallist Low Wee Wern, David was even signing autographs for her potential opponents in Jakarta, such is her gravitas in the game. "Their tournament is still going on and I can't help but question why they were wandering around at night like that".

In response to questions from reporters, asking him whether such conduct with the women was "equivalent to buying sex" or whether "players had paid for committing this type of conduct with the women", the former Olympic champion judoka said, "I think so".

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The Asian Games encompass almost the full Olympic programme and are considered the pinnacle by many participating nations, for whom Olympic success often proves elusive.

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