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Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascots unveiled

Feb 28, 2018
Two futuristic figures, inspired by anime, have been chosen as mascots of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following voting by thousands of Japanese children. The winning mascots beat the other two competing pairs by a huge margin, getting 53 per cent of the votes.

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Roger Federer surpasses Agassi to become oldest World No. 1 in tennis history

Feb 17, 2018
The Swiss champion re-claimed the top spot after a gap of over five years, which is the longest gap between stints as World No 1. He knocked off Rafael Nadal from the top and pushed him to the second place.

India number one ODI team after series win against South Africa

Feb 15, 2018
Team India clinched the top spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings with their first-ever ODI series victory against South Africa in their home ground. Overall, this is the fifth time that the Indian team has been ranked number one in the world.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI

Feb 12, 2018
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan created history by becoming the first Indian to score a century in his 100th One-day International. The only other Indian batsman to have come close to achieving the feat was former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly.

Indra Nooyi appointed as first independent female Director of ICC

Feb 10, 2018
Nooyi will join the ICC Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC Independent Chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment at ICC Board Meeting.

Mary Kom clinches gold medal at India Open Boxing tournament

Feb 2, 2018
The five-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist, Mary Kom on February 2, 2018 claimed the gold medal in the India Open International Boxing tournament at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

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.