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Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer of the year

Jan 18, 2018
Indian Captain Virat Kohli was named the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year at the ICC annual awards that were announced in Dubai. The award is courtesy the 29-year-old’s splendid form during the qualification period, which was from September 2016 until the end of 2017.

Harjinder Singh appointed as Chef de Mission for 23rd Winter Olympic Games

Jan 11, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Pyeongchang won its bid on the first round of voting, receiving more votes than both Munich & Germany and Annecy & France combined.

Vibrant Khelo India logo launched

Jan 8, 2018
Union Minister of State ( I/C)Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the vibrant Khelo India logo, reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The logo also transmits the sense of fitness and competitiveness. The three-stroke Khelo India logo was designed by Ogilvy India.

PV Sindhu loses to Japan’s Yamaguchi in Dubai World Superseries final

Dec 18, 2017
India’s ace shuttler, P V Sindhu had to settle for the silver medal at the BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017 in Dubai, UAE after she went down fighting against Japan’s top-seeded Akane Yamaguchi. This is the third major event in the last two years where Sindhu has had to settle for silver.

Narinder Batra elected as new President of Indian Olympic Association

Dec 15, 2017
The chief of International Hockey Federation, Narinder Batra was elected as the President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi. The 60-year-old Batra received 143 votes out of the total 160, winning the polls with an overwhelming majority.

Rohit Sharma becomes 1st batsmen to score 3 ODI double centuries

Dec 13, 2017
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma created history on 13 December by becoming the first batsman in the history of cricket to score three double centuries in one-day internationals (ODI). The ace batsman achieved the feat during India’s second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali, Punjab.

Union Government to soon launch ‘Khelo India’ programme

Dec 11, 2017
The Union government would soon be launching the Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs 1756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

India wins first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship

Dec 6, 2017
India has won the first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship in a title clash against Nepal in Guwahati, Assam on 5 December 2017. India, who were the clear favourites, beat Nepal 3-0.

Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal at World Weightlifting Championship

Nov 30, 2017
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in last two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. With this medal she closed the page of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics. Sukcharoen Thunya from Thailand with a total lift of 193 kg won the silver medal, while Segura Ana Iris with 182kg bagged the brozne.

Srikanth, Sindhu win top awards at Indian Sports Honours 2017

Nov 30, 2017
The Inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours, which was held in Mumbai, saw Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu grab the top honours. While ace shuttler Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, won the Sportsman of the Year award, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.

HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal beat title favourites to become new National Champions

Nov 9, 2017
H S Prannoy beat World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles final at the 82nd Senior National Championship, which was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. In the women’s singles event, Saina Nahwal beat top seeded PV Sindhu.

Asian Boxing Championship 2017: MC Mary Kom wins Gold in 48 kg category

Nov 8, 2017
This was her fifth gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. In her entire boxing career, till now, Mary has won four gold and a silver in the Asian Boxing Championship.

Indian women's hockey team lifts Hockey Asia Cup after 13 years

Nov 6, 2017
The Indian women's hockey team beat China 5-4 to lift the Asia Cup 2017 title, securing a berth for itself at the 2018 Hockey World Cup. This is the second time that India has claimed the top spot in the history of the tournament. The first time was 13 years ago in the year 2004.

Kidambi Srikanth achieves career-best World No 2 ranking

Nov 3, 2017
India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has achieved career-best World Number 2 ranking. The 25-year-old grabbed the spot after jumping two places in the latest BWF rankings. He was previously placed 4th behind Korea’s Son Wan Ho and China’s Lin Dan, both of whom have slipped down by 1 position.

Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj top the ICC ODI Rankings

Oct 31, 2017
Indian cricket team captains Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj became number one on 30 October 2017 at ICC ODI rankings for batsman and batswomen.

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to break 9000-run mark

Oct 30, 2017
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the sixth Indian and fastest to complete 9000 ODI runs during India’s third and final one-day international against New Zealand in Kanpur.

Kidambi Srikanth wins Men's Singles Title in French Open

Oct 30, 2017
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 29 October 2017 lifted the men's singles title of the French Open Superseries badminton in Paris. Srikanth beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to clinch the title.This is Srikanth’s fourth title in the fifth superseries final after winning in the Denmark Open, Indonesia Open and Australia Open.

Delhi Olympic Games to be held in December

Oct 27, 2017
The Delhi State Olympic Association will organise Delhi Olympic Games in the capital city. The sporting events will be held from 9 December 2017- 18 December 2017. The announcement to conduct a sporting event of Olympic level came in order to promote Olympics and also the spirit of sports and sportsmen in Delhi.

Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu win gold in air pistol mixed team event

Oct 25, 2017
Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi. The duo struck gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of ISSF World Cup in the capital. They will make their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Best FIFA Men's Player Award

Oct 24, 2017
Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi and Brazil’s forward Neymar were runners up for the award. Ronaldo got 43.16 per cent of the total votes, while Lionel Messi and Neymar fetched 19.25 and 6.97 per cent votes respectively.

India beat Malaysia in Asia Cup Hockey

Oct 24, 2017
India beat Malaysia with 2-1 in the final to clinch Asia Cup on 22 October 2017. On the other hand, Pakistan won bronze after beating out Korea 6-3. With this win, India ended its wait of 10 long years to win the Asia Cup. India scored from field efforts through Ramandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay to win the coveted title against Malaysia.

K Srikanth clinches Denmark Open Superseries trophy

Oct 23, 2017
Ace Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, marking his third Super Series win of the year and fifth overall. The eighth seeded Srikanth defeated his opponent, South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5.

South Africa clinches top spot in ODI, India slips to second

Oct 20, 2017
India lost its number one spot in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa, after South Africa's 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl. India had claimed the top rank as a result of its 4-1 win over Australia.

Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI

Oct 18, 2017
A division bench of the Kerala High Court has restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against the ruling by a single judge bench that lifted the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer in August 2017.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian Woman to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment

Oct 16, 2017
Kavita Devi on 15 October 2017 became the first Indian woman to tie-up with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, took training from Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as The Great Khali. Besides, Shadia Bseiso became the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.

Ashish Nehra bids adieu to all forms of cricket

Oct 12, 2017
Ashish Nehra made his cricket debut in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin in India. He made his international debut in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in February 1999. Owing to injuries, Nehra did not play a single international match for India between September 2005 and June 2009. He returned to international cricket with 2011 World Cup.

FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation

Oct 11, 2017
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the verdict of the Bureau of the FIFA Council on 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference.

Iceland makes history, Qualifies for World Cup

Oct 11, 2017
Iceland became the smallest country to enter World Cup. It defeated Kosovo with 2-0 to reach the mega 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia.

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

Oct 9, 2017
Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia in straight sets of 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of 2017. This is his 75th career singles trophy. The last time he won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 kicks off

Oct 6, 2017
The much-awaited FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off today with four opening day matches to be played in Delhi and Mumbai. The opening matches would be played by teams in Group A and B. This is the first time that India will be participating in a FIFA World Cup.

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