Asian Games 2014 - Incheon

The world's second largest multi-sports event, the Asian Games, will start on Friday, September 19, in Incheon, South Korea. The 16-day extravaganza will bring together nearly 10,000 athletes in the biggest sporting event next to the Olympics. A total of 439 gold medals will be up for grabs in 36 sports, including all 28 at the Summer Olympics, with China overwhelming favourites to again dominate the Asiad.

Rowan Varty on the charge in the Asian Games gold-medal game last year, but Japan proved our nemesis once again. Photo: Nora Tam/SCMP

All that glitters is Asian Games gold

Another Hong Kong Sports Stars Award was pocketed by the men’s sevens squad on Monday night. It was another feather in the cap for rugby but how I wish the accolades were handed out for winning a gold medal at the Asian Games.