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By admin: Feb. 8, 2022

Senegal wins maiden Africa Cup of Nation 2021

Tags: Sports News

Senegal defeated Egypt  in a penalty shoot-out to win its first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 on 7 February 2022.

  •   The score in the final match was 0-0 even after extra time.  The result was decided by a penalty shoot out which was won by Senegal 4-2 .

  • The final was played in the Cameroon  capital . Yaounde’s  Olembé stadium.

  • The 31st Africa Cup of Nation football tournament was held in Cameroon from 9 January to 7 February 2022.

  • The Africa Cup of Nations football tournament is held every two years and  the first tournament was held in 1957 in Sudan.

  • Egypt has won the cup a maximum of 7 times .

  • It is located in Western Africa and is also called the “Gateway of Africa" .

    Capital of Senegal : Dakar 

    Currency of Senegal : West African CFA franc . The West African franc is the common currency of eight African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea- Bissau ,Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

By admin: Jan. 31, 2022

Odisha open Badminton Championship 2022

Tags: Sports News

For the first time, Odisha hosted a BWF(Badminton World Federation ) 100  tournament . It was held from 25-30 January 2022 at the Jawaharlal Nehru  Indoor stadium Cuttack, Odisha .


Winners  of the Odisha open 2022:

Male singles:

Kiran George of India defeated  Priyanshu Rajawat of India .

Female Singles:

Unnati Hooda defeated Smit Toshniwal (both are Indians).

Mens Double:

Nur Mohammed Ayub and Lim Khim Wah  (both Malaysian) defeated Ravikrishnan PS and Shankar Prasad Udaykumar(both Indian).

Women’s Double:

Sanyogita Ghorpade and Shruti Mishra (both are Indians )  defeated Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly (both are Indians).

Mixed Doubles:

Arjun M.R and Treesa Jolly(both are Indian)  defeated Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa(both are Sri Lankan).

By admin: Dec. 19, 2021

Sulayem became the first non-European president of motorsport’s governing body FIA.

Tags: Sports News

  • Mohammed Ben Sulayem of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  has been elected as the new president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).
  • He has been the chairman of the United Arab Emirates motorsport federation since 2006.
  • FIA organises the motor car racing championship Formula One.
By admin: Dec. 5, 2021

Perfect ten for Ajaz Patel

Tags: Sports News

New Zealand bowler Ajaz Patel became the third player in the history of test Cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings.

He took all ten Indian wickets in the first innings of the India In the Second Test Match of the series being played at  Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium.

 He was born in Mumbai before his family migrated to New Zealand.

Before him, Jim Laker of England took ten wickets against Australia  at Old Trafford in 1956 and Anil Kumble  against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999 

By admin: Aug. 9, 2022

Uzbekistan will host the Chess Olympiad 2026

Tags: Sports News

The 2026 World Chess Olympiad will be held in Uzbekistan (Tashkent or Samarkand). This decision has been taken by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

Important facts

  • Most of the delegates voted to hold the contest in Uzbekistan.

  • Uzbekistan will host these competitions for the first time.

  • The World Chess Olympiad in 2024 will be hosted by Budapest (Hungary).

  • The Chess Olympiad for the year 2022 is being held in Chennai.

About Chess Olympiad

  • It is a biennial team event, in which teams from around 190 countries compete for honours over a period of two weeks.

  • This championship has been organised since 1927.

  • International Chess Federation (FIDE) organises the tournament and selects the host nation.

  • FIDE is an international organisation based in Switzerland that links various national chess federations and serves as the governing body of international chess competition.

  • It was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.

  • In 1999, FIDE was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

  • FIDE President - Arkady Dvorkovich

Indian champion

  • Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . 

  • He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

By admin: July 25, 2022

Neeraj Chopra wins silver at World Athletics Championships

Tags: Sports News

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won a silver medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, USA.

Important facts 

  • He has become the first Indian male athlete to win a medal in the history of this tournament. He is also the first Indian to win a silver medal in this competition.

  • Prior to this, veteran athlete Anju Bobby George had won a historic bronze medal in 2003.

  • Anju Bobby George won the bronze medal in the long jump.

  • Neeraj won the silver in the fourth round by throwing a javelin 88.13 metres away.

  • Grenada legend Anderson Peters retained his gold medal with a throw of 90.46m in his second attempt.

  • Yakub Valdesh of Czech Republic has received the bronze medal.

About Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj Chopra is a track and field athlete competing in javelin thrower.

  • Neeraj created history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 by throwing the 87.58m javelin.

  • He is the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in athletics at a World Championship level.

  • Neeraj Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in March 2022.

Major medals won by Neeraj Chopra 

  • 2022 Kuortane Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2021 Tokyo Olympics (Gold Medal)

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (Gold Medal)

By admin: Feb. 21, 2022

Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023

Tags: Sports News

Mumbai was selected as the host of the 2023 International Olympics (IOC) session.

It was selected at the 139th IOC session held at Beijing, China where the 24th winter olympics came to an end on 20 February 2022.  

  • A total of 82 IOC members were eligible for voting, out of which 6 voted for abstention, while 75 members voted yes. Only one vote went against Mumbai as the host of the next IOC Session.

  • This is the second time India will host the IOC session after the 86th session was held in 1983 at New Delhi.

  • The Mumbai session is expected to announce the host of the 2030 winter olympics.

President of the Indian Olympic Association  : Narendra Batra  

President of the International Olympic Committee : Thomas Bach 

Headquarters of IOC : Lussanne , Switzerland 

By admin: Feb. 14, 2022

Chelsea wins FIFA Club World Cup 2021

Tags: Sports News

England football club Chelsea, won its first FIFA Club World Cup when it defeated Brazilian football  club Palmeiras 2-1  in the final held at  Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium  in Abu Dhabi ,United Arab Emirates  on 12 February 2022.

Fact File 

FIFA  Club World Cup 

 It is an international club football championship where the continental  club champions participate every year.

The club champions of Asian AFC Championships League, African CAF Championships League, North American CONCACAF Championships League, South America Copa Libertadores, Oceanian OFC Champions League, European UEFA Champions League and the  club champion of the host team participates  in the tournament.

  • The first club world cup was held in 2000 at Brazil which was won by  Corinthians Paulista of Brazil.

  • Real Madrid football club of Spain has won the cup for the maximum 4 times.

  • The Spanish football clubs (Real Madrid 4 times and Barcelona 3 times ) have  won it a maximum of 7 times.

By admin: Feb. 6, 2022

India won the ICC-U19 World Cup 2022

Tags: Sports News

India lifted a record fifth International Cricket Council Under -19 (ICC U19) World Cup title after defeating England by 4 wickets in the final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, played on 5 February 2022..

  • The 14th Edition of the ICC U19 World Cup was held in the West Indies from 14 January to 5 February 2022 in a 50 -50 overs format. 16 countries participated in the tournament. 

  • The Indian team captained by Yash Dhull  became the fifth Indian captain after  Mohammad Kaif(2000), Virat Kohli(2008), Unmukt Chand(2012) and Prithvi Shaw(2018), to hold the winner’s trophy.

  • The captain of the England team is Tom Prest.

  • The coach of the Indian team is Hemant Kanitkar.

  • The player of the final was the India  all rounder ,Raj Angad  Bawa and The Player  of the series was  Dewald Brevis of South Africa . 

  • The first U19 World Cup was played in 1988 as McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, It was hosted by Australia and 8 teams competed in the event . It was won by Australia. 

  • The second world cup was held in South Africa in 1998, under the name of the ICC-U19 world cup. 16 teams participated in the event.

  • Since then the ICC U-19 world cup is held every two years with 16 teams.

By admin: Jan. 31, 2022

Inaugural World Legends Cricket League won by World Giants

Tags: Sports News

The inaugural World Legends League was organised for the retired cricketers of the world who were grouped in 3 teams. The Indian player played under the Indian Maharaja team and there were Asian Lions and World Giants teams.

  • Muhammad Kaif was the captain of Indian Maharaja team.
  • The matches were played in the T 20 format from 20 to 29 January 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket stadium in Muscat, in Oman.
  • The final was played on 29 January 2022 and World Giants defeated Asain Lions by 25 runs 
  • Morne Morkel of World Giants was declared as the Player of the series and Corey Anderson of World Giants was declared the Man of the Match of the final.

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