It’s the second largest world sporting event after the Olympics where 45 countries compete in everything from football to card games. The Asiad, or Asian Games, begin in Jakarta and Indonesia’s oldest city Palembang and the colourful event is the subject of the Google Doodle in some parts for the world. China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organisational capability and, equally importantly, the 18th Asian Games will offer a sneak peak into the future of the Olympics. All eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min whose career could be put on hold due to South Korea’s military service laws if he does not lead his team to a second consecutive soccer gold medal. Son played in the Premier League opener against Newcastle on August 11 and was then whisked away to Indonesia for the Asian Games, with the football section of the games lasting until September 1. “I feel sorry because Tottenham is my team and I feel very sorry to be leaving my team-mates,” he said. “But I am playing for my country and that is also important. But honestly I feel very sorry about that. “That… Read full this story
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