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Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana win IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award

2 days ago
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Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana won the IAAF women Athlete of the Year award. Ayana broke the 10000m world record by over 14 seconds in winning Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.

India beats Pakistan to win 2016 Women's Asia Cup

2 days ago
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India defeated Pakistan in the final of the regional tournament by 17 runs. The win is India’s sixth Asia Cup crown.

Nico Rosberg announces shocking retirement after World title win

3 days ago
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Nico Rosberg retired just 5 days after winning his maiden F1 World Champion title. He is the son of former F1 world champion, Keke Rosberg.

Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 World Chess Championship

Dec 1, 2016
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Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin to retain the World Chess Champion title. It’s the third time that Carlsen has won the championship. He has reigned as world champion since 2013.

Chapecoense air tragedy: From dream to disaster

Dec 1, 2016
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Amoung the 77 passengers on board, 22 were Chapecoense players and 21 were journalists, who were accompanying the team for their final match. Only six people were pulled out alive, three of whom were players, one journalist and two crew members.

Argentina defeats Croatia to win 2016 Davis Cup

Nov 29, 2016
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As of 2016, the Argentina Davis Cup team has competed in the World Group since 2002 and reached the finals five times (1981, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2016). At present, Argentina is Number 1 on the Davis Cup ranking by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Aditi Ashok wins inaugural Qatar Ladies Open

Nov 28, 2016
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Aditi Ashok finished three strokes ahead of Lydia Hall and Caroline Hedwall in the Qatar Ladies Open.

Sachin Singh wins gold at the AIBA Youth World Championships

Nov 28, 2016
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India finished the tournament with one gold and a bronze. Naman Tanwar claimed the bronze medal in the 91kg category.

Mariamma Koshy is new Hockey India President

Nov 27, 2016
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At the time of this appointment, Former player Mariamma Koshy was serving Hockey India as its Sr. Vice President.

Mary Kom to receive Legends Award on December 20

Nov 26, 2016
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AIBA will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on 20 December 2016, during which it will present the AIBA Legends Award on Indian Olympian MC Mary Kom.

Gaganjeet Bhullar wins 2016 Indonesia Open

Nov 23, 2016
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India’s Jeev Milkha Singh settled for tied 2nd position after making bogey on the 17th hole to finish on 72. Thailand's Danthai Boonma and Panuphol Pittayarat, and Tour rookie Johannes Veerman of the United States also settled for the 2nd position alongside Singh.

Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Wins Delhi Half Marathon

Nov 21, 2016
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Kipchoge completed the 21.097km course in 59:44, unable to beat the course record of 59:06 set by Ethiopia’s Guye Adole in 2014.

PV Sindhu wins China Open Super Series title

Nov 21, 2016
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Earlier, the seventh seed Sindhu defeated sixth-seeded Sung Ji Hyun of Korea 11-21, 23-21, 21-19 in a thrilling contest. This was Sindhu's sixth win over Ji Hyun in nine encounters.

IOC Strips 10 athletes of their Olympic Medals

Nov 18, 2016
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Among the ten athletes, nine belong to former Soviet Union countries. Though none of them were gold medalists, three were silver medalists and two were bronze medalists. Six athletes who did not win any medal during the 2008 games were also disqualified.

NADA bans sprinter Dharambir Singh for eight years

Nov 18, 2016
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In July 2016, he set a new national record for India when he won the 200 metres race at the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru. His time of 20.45 seconds was under the 20.50 seconds qualifying threshold for the 200 metres race in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

SSP Chawrasia wins 2016 Resorts World Manila Masters

Nov 18, 2016
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The 2016 Resorts World Manila Masters was Chawrasia's fourth Asian Tour triumph and his first one outside India.

Lewis Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix

Nov 16, 2016
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In a race that saw safety cars being deployed five times and red flag being shown twice, Hamilton showcased his incredible driving skills, as he maintained a consistent lead while many of his competitors crashed out.

Padmini Rout wins National Women Premier Championship for third time

Nov 16, 2016
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The triumph also ensured that Rout will be a part of the Indian women team in the next World team chess championship.

Narinder Batra elected as International Hockey Federation’s President

Nov 15, 2016
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With an overwhelming majority of 68 votes, Batra was able to easily defeat his competitors–Australia’s Ken Read and David Balbirnie from Ireland, who received 30 and 29 votes respectively.

Aditi Ashok becomes first Indian to win Ladies European Tour title

Nov 15, 2016
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Aditi Ashok is the first and the only Indian golfer who played the Asian Youth Games in 2013, Youth Olympic Games in 2014, Asian Games in 2014 and Rio Olympics in 2016.

Tejaswin smashes 12yr old national senior record in high jump

Nov 14, 2016
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The previous national senior record was in the name of Hari Shankar Roy of West Bengal who had jumped 2.25 meter while winning silver in the Asian All-Star Athletics meet in Singapore in 2004.

Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Nov 13, 2016
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UNDP has decided to lift the suspension from her role as the goodwill ambassador. UNDP works to eradicate poverty and inequality.

Mumbai's Western Railways wins Surjit Trophy

Nov 11, 2016
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In the second half, Haryana girls scored two goals in 40th and 50th minutes of the game to reduce the margin. Jaspreet Kaur and Neha scored goals for the team. Western Railways Mayengbam Lily Chanu and Manjit Kaur then struck to complete the score sheet.

Henri Kontinen and John Peers win 2016 BNP Paribas Masters Doubles title

Nov 7, 2016
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Kontinen and Peers defeated top-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 to claim the title.

Petra Kvitova wins 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy

Nov 7, 2016
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Petra Kvitova reached her career-high ranking of world no. 2 on 31 October 2011 and is ranked world no. 13 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as of 31 October 2016.

Indian Women's hockey team defeated China 2-1 to lift Asian Champions Trophy 2016

Nov 7, 2016
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Earlier on 30 October 2016, the Indian men’s team also conquered the Asian Champions Trophy. In the finals, the Indian team defeated its arch rival Pakistan 3-2.

Sports Ministry tells NSFs to identify 2020 Olympics Medal Prospects

Nov 3, 2016
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The move will help the potential medalists to get a head start in their Olympic preparations and a chance to work with the best support staff.

Indian shuttler Pratul wins men’s singles title at Bahrain International Challenge

Nov 3, 2016
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In the summit clash, Pratul Joshi defeated compatriot Aditya Joshi 21-17, 12-21, 21-15 to clinch the men’s singles title of Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament.

World Cup top-scorer Klose retires at 38

Nov 2, 2016
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Miroslav Klose holds the record for most goals scored at the World Cup finals, hitting the back of the net 16 times. He is also the most successful goal scorer ever for Germany.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Mexican Grand Prix

Nov 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Mexican Grand Prix is an FIA-sanctioned auto race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.

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