North Korea was banned from the rest of the boxing competition at the Games as its intense rivalry with South Korea continued to produce near-riots.
The Federation of Asian Amateur Boxing took the action in an emergency meeting at a Beijing hotel. A protest over the judging of one bout resulted in a fight involving North Korean officials and boxing judges, witnesses said.
The North Korean handball team was involved in a dispute in a match against China, failed to resume play in time and was declared a forfeit loser with two minutes remaining. China was leading at the time, 34-15. . . .
The Kuwaiti flag was waved before thousands of spectators as part of an agreement among Gulf states to unfurl it each time one of their athletes wins a gold.
After winning the men's 100-meter dash, Talal Mansoor of Qatar was handed a large Kuwaiti flag, which he carried on a victory lap around the track. "I carried the flag to prove that Kuwait still exists," Mansoor said. "This gold is the pride of the Gulf countries and the pride of the Arab countries."
With victories in men's team foil fencing, women's softball, judo, cycling and weightlifting, China picked up 21 golds, pushing its total to 101. Japan has 19, South Korea 18 and North Korea seven.