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Argentina Women won 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title

Published on: 30-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To win the title, Argentina defeated the reigning World and Olympic champions the Netherlands 2-1. For Argentina, it was the 3rd consecutive title and the 7th title overall.

Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Published on: 29-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Petar Gorsa of Croatia won the gold medal with 457.5, while Hyeonjun Kim of Korea bagged the bronze after he shot 445.5. This was the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The announcement from the foot balling great of his generation came just hours after he missed the penalty in the Copa America final.

Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Brazilian shooter Felipe Almeida Wu won the gold medal, while Korea’s Jin Jongoh bagged the bronze medal.

Anju Bobby George & Pullela Gopichand taken as members of Khelo India

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Khelo India is a seven-member committee headed by Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav, in which George and Gopichand are the two sportspersons.

Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This was second Copa America title for Chile. Earlier, it secured the title in 2015 by defeating Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout.

N Srinivasan re-elected President of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for 15th term

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He along with the other office bearers of the state cricketing body for the current season were elected at its 86th annual general body meeting in Chennai based on consensus.

Sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics

Published on: 26-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The champion from Odisha also became the first Indian woman to qualify for the event since qualification started for the event.

BCCI appoints Anil Kumble as head coach of Indian Cricket Team

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Kumble’s first assignment will be the upcoming away series in the West Indies, where India will play four Test matches.

Artemi Panarin wins 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Panarin who received 1258 voting points to win the trophy was followed by Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.

Olympian Anju Bobby George resigned as president of Kerala Sports Council

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The long jumper, who in 2003 became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Athletics Championships resigned after being accused for corruption.

India won three-match T20 Series against Zimbabwe, 2-1

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At Harare, the series decider went right down to the last ball. After restricting India to 138 for six, the hosts got close to the target before ending at 135 losing six wickets.

India won Silver medal at Archery World Cup in Antalya

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In the final clash at Konyaalti Beach Park, the Indian team of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das lost to South Korean team of Choi Misun and Ku Bonchan 1-5.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

For the German driver, it was the first European title and the 5th title in 2016 season. Overall, it was the 19th title since the beginning of his career in 2006.

Australia won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016

Published on: 19-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The game finished with the score locked at 0-0 but later Australia score a goal in the shoot-out reducing the score to 1-0 and won the final match to win the Gold medal.

Rio 2016 unveils official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The organising committee also unveiled the designs for the 2488 gold, silver and bronze medals that ten thousand elite athletes will soon be competing for.

India won three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe, 3-0

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With this win, India got it’s a third successive series clean-sweep in Zimbabwe after the triumphs in 2013 and 2015.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1

Published on: 14-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

For Hamilton, the present win in Montreal was the fifth in his career and the second in a row.

Indian men's 4x400m relay team breaks 18-year-old national record

Published on: 14-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The team improved the previous record of 3:02.62 set at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.

USA wins FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The FINA Water Polo World League is an international water polo league organized by FINA, which plays annually.

Saina Nehwal lifts Australian Open Super Series Badminton trophy

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus won the men’s Australian Open Badminton Super series title by defeating South Korean Jeon Hyeok-Jin to win his first Super series title.

Forbes releases 2016 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list

Published on: 10-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The 100 top-earning athletes hail from 23 countries and compete in ten sports with Americans (65) and baseball players (26) are being the most numerous among all sports.

Maria Sharapova receives two-year suspension for failing drug test

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The five-time Grand Slam winner said that she will now challenge the suspension, at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Lucknow to host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 will be played between 8 December and 18 December 2016.

Tintu Luka won silver at Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

To win the medal, she covered the distance of 800 meters with her season's best timing of 2 minutes point Six One seconds.

IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was honoured for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement.

French Open 2016 concluded

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

While the men’s singles title was won by Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza of Spain won her maiden grand slam by defeating Serena Williams in straight sets.

Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this win, Paes completed a Career Slam in mixed doubles with Martina Hingis. Earlier, he won Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open titles in 2015 with Hingis.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain won 2016 French Open Women’s Singles tennis title

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

For the 22-year-old Muguruza, this was her first Grand Slam title. With this win, she also became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Sanchez-Vicario in Paris in 1998.

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 1st French Open title

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

With this win, he also became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at once.

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