Current Affairs search results for tag: sports-news
By admin: June 1, 2022

1. Sergio Perez Becomes First Mexican Driver to Win Monaco Grand Prix

Tags: Sports News

Red Bull Racing driver Sergio Pérez (Mexican) has won the Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix (GP) de Monaco 2022 title held at Circuit de Monaco, Europe.

  • The event took place from May 27 to May 29, 2022.

  • With this victory, Sergio Pérez became the first Mexican to win the Monaco Grand Prix and the first North American since Gilles Villeneuve in 1981.

  • It was the third victory of Sergio Pérez's career, after which he became the most successful Mexican F1 driver, surpassing Pedro Rodriguez.

  • Ferrari Racing driver Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spanish) finished second in the competition, and third place went to Belgian-Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen, who drove for Red Bull Racing.

  • Other F1 Grand Prix held in 2022 and their winners

Spanish Grand Prix 2022

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Miami Grand Prix 2022

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Australian Grand Prix 2022

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

By admin: May 27, 2022

2. The 12th edition of the Women's World Boxing Championship

Tags: Sports News

The 12th edition of the Women's World Boxing Championship (WWBC) was organised by the International Boxing Association (IBA) at Basaksehir Youth and Sports Facility, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 310 boxers from 73 countries participated in the event.

  • Belarusian and Russian boxers were not allowed to participate in the competition.

  • India won a total of 3 medals in this event for the first time in the last four years with one gold and two bronze.

  • India's boxer Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal in the flyweight (52kg) division against Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas with a score of 5-0. With this win, she became the fifth Indian female boxer to win a world championship.

  • The other four Indian boxers to win the world title include Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, Lekh Casey.

  • The other two Indian women boxers Manisha Maun won bronze medals in 57kg and Parveen Hooda in 63kg category.

  • Medal Table

RANK 

COUNTRY 

GOLD 

SILVER 

BRONZ 

TOTAL 

1

TURKEY

5

0

2

7

2

IRELAND 

2

0

0

2

3

CANADA

1

1

0

2

4

INDIA 

1

0

2

3



By admin: May 27, 2022

3. Odisha CM launches Olympic Values Education Programme

Tags: State News Sports News

International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Olympic Value Education Program (OVEP) was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in association with Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT).

  • With the aim of making children active, healthy and responsible citizens, the curriculum related to the Olympics was included in the school education system.

  • The initial target of the program is to reach 32,000 children enrolled in 90 schools in the cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. After this it will be spread to about 70 lakh school children of the state.

  • Odisha's Department of School and Mass Education and Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust have jointly prepared this program included in the school curriculum.

  • Important facts 

STATE 

CAPITAL

STATE BIRD

STATE ANIMAL 

STATE FLOWER

TOTAL

LITERACY

HARYANA 

Chandigarh 

Black Francolin

black deer or blackbuck

lotus

75.55%

ODISHA 

Bhuvneswar 

Neelkanth


sambar


Ashok

72.9%

UTTAR PRADESH

Lucknow 

stork (crunch)

reindeer

Palaash

67.72%

KERALA 

Thiruvananthapuram

great hornbill

Elephant

Kanikonna

94.00%


  • About the International Olympic Committee

  • Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland;

  • Director General - Christophe De Keper;

  • Establishment - 23 June 1894

  • At present, a total of 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the world are its members.

By admin: May 17, 2022

4. Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in road accident

Tags: Person in news Sports News


46-year-old former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident.

  • The Symonds car accident happened in Townsville, Queensland.

  • Symonds, who was the best all-rounder player in world cricket, played the first international match of his career against Pakistan in November 1998.

  • Symonds made his Test debut in March 2004 against Sri Lanka.

  • Andrew Symonds was a key part of Australia's 50-over World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.

  • Symonds is also remembered for the infamous "Monkeygate" scandal.

  • Symonds cricket career

  • He has scored 5088 runs in 198 matches in ODIs and has also taken 133 wickets during this period.

  • Symonds played 26 matches in his Test career in which he scored 1462 runs and also took 24 wickets.

  • Symonds scored 11099 runs in 424 List A matches and also took 282 wickets.

By admin: May 14, 2022

5. Lionel Messi named Forbes highest-paid athlete 2022

Tags: Sports News

According to Forbes, football star Lionel Messi topped the list with a net worth of $130 million (Rs 1007 crore).

  • Messi earned $75 million from sports and $55 million from sponsorship deals, out of a total of $130 million (Rs 1394 crore).

  • Basketball player, LeBron James is at the second position with USD 121.2 million, while Cristiano Ronaldo is at the third position in the list with USD 115 million.

  • Estimates are calculated by Forbes based on prize money, salary and bonuses and sponsorship deals.

  • Virat Kohli is the only Indian player in this list who earned around Rs 262 crore last year, out of which Rs 22 crore has been earned from salary and the rest 240 crore from advertisements.

  • Top 10 list -

  • Lionel Messi (football): $130 million

  • LeBron James (basketball): $121.2 million

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (football): $115 million

  • Neymar (football): $95 million

  • Stephen Curry (basketball): $92.8 million

  • Kevin Durant (basketball): $92.1 million

  • Roger Federer (tennis): $90.7 million

  • Canelo Alvarez (boxing): $90 million

  • Tom Brady (football): $83.9 million

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball): $80.9 million

By admin: May 9, 2022

6. Mascot, Logo, Jersey, Theme Song launched for Khelo India Youth Games-2022

Tags: National Sports News

Recently, the logo, song, jersey and mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 were launched by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur in Panchkula, Haryana.

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 will be in the form of a cow, which has been named 'Dhakad'.

  • About Khelo India Youth Games 2022 

  • The fourth Khelo India Youth Games will be organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devilal Stadium in Panchkula, while some of its matches will also be held in Chandigarh.

  • For the first time, five traditional sports have been included in the fourth Khelo India Youth Games. These games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yoga.

  • Among them, Gatka, Kalaripayattu and Thang-Ta are traditional martial arts, while Mallakhamb and Yoga are fitness related sports.

  • This time the biggest ever contingent of 8500 players from across the country will participate in this event.

  • This time Khelo India Youth Games is being jointly organised by Haryana Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • This competition was started in 2018 in New Delhi under the name Khelo India School Games.

By admin: April 30, 2022

7. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has snatched the hosting of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship from Russia

Tags: Sports News

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) withdrew the hosting of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championships from Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.

  • The Ice Hockey World Championship 2023 was to be played in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • The International Ice Hockey Federation has taken this decision due to concerns about the well-being of players and officials following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

  • The next host for the World Championships will be selected during the 2022 IIHF Annual Congress in Tampere, Finland.

  • About International Ice Hockey Federation -

  • The International Ice Hockey Federation is the worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey.

  • Formation- 15 May 1908

  • Headquarters- Zurich, Switzerland

  • Membership- 82 Country 

  • President- Luc Tardif.

By admin: March 29, 2022

8. Kiran George and Anupama wins the Mens and Womens Title at the Polish Badminton Challenge

Tags: Sports News

Indian shuttlers Kiran George and Anupama Upadhyaya won the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the Polish Open International Challenge badminton tournament in Arłamow, Poland.

  • George retained the title after defeating Chia Hao Lee of Chinese Taipei while Upadhyaya prevailed over fellow Indian Aditi Bhatt

  • For George, it was his second title of the season, following his triumph at the Odisha Open Super 100 tournament in January. He had also made it to the Indian team for the Asian badminton team championships in February.

  • In the women's singles, the 17-year-old Upadhyaya also claimed her second international title following her triumph at the Infosys Foundation International challenge last year.

By admin: March 28, 2022

9. Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong wins inaugural DGC Open, India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu finishes second

Tags: Sports News

Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong defeated Ajeetesh Sandhu from India on the first play-off hole to claim the DGC Open on the Lodhi course at Delhi Golf Club.

This is his maiden win on the Asian tour.

About Asian Tour-

  • The Asian Tour is the principal men's professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has its own Japan Golf Tour.

  • Asian PGA was founded in 1994 with the inaugural season played in 1995. 

  • Official money events on the tour count for World Golf Ranking points.

  • The Asian Tour is administered from Singapore. 

  • The chairman of the board is the Indonesian businessman Jimmy Masrin.

By admin: March 28, 2022

10. Verstappen wins Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Tags: Sports News

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah, the second round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, after a thrilling battle with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

  • This is his first win of the season and the 21st win of his career.

  • He is the first Dutch motorist to win the Formula One (F1) motor car racing championship.

About F1

  • The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of motor car  races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits (Example - Buddh International Circuit, Noida), and in a few cases on closed city streets.

  • Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton hold the record for the most World Drivers' Championships, both having won the title on seven occasions. 

  • Sebastian Vettel was the youngest to win the title.

  • FIA Headquarters - Paris

  • 2022 Formula 1 World Championship started with Bahrain GP at Sakhir Circuit