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Drama and controversy reign at Asian Games (Reuters)

India's bronze medallist Laishram Sarita Devi (R) talks with South Korea's silver medallist Park Ji-na during the medal ceremony for the women's light (57-60kg) boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of its competitors failed a drugs test. An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a bizarre end to one of the key athletic events where he finished fourth but the first three finishers were all disqualified. Multi-sports events are always filled with drama and controversy but even by the eccentric nature of the Asian Games, Wednesday's developments were bordering on the bizarre. ...


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