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Games period to be made compulsory in schools: Sports Minister

Aug 8, 2018
Union Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that a games period will be made mandatory in all schools from 2019 onwards. Along with this, the Ministry of Education will ensure a 50 per cent reduction in the syllabus.

Tokyo 2020 committee officially launches Olympic mascots

Jul 23, 2018
The name of the blue-checked Olympic mascot ‘Miraitowa’ is derived from a combination of the Japanese words for future and eternity and seeks to "promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world".

Sports Authority of India shortlists 734 youngsters for KHELO INDIA scholarship programme

Jul 23, 2018
The scholarship programme is designed to take care of expenses of the players including training, development, boarding and lodging and tournament exposure apart from the expense allowance.

Neeraj Chopra clinches gold at French Athletics meet

Jul 18, 2018
India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France on July 17, 2018. The competitive field also included the 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, who could only manage to throw78.26m, finishing at the fifth position.

France crowned World Champions after 20 years, Croatia’s Luka Modric wins Golden Ball

Jul 16, 2018
The 2018 FIFA World Cup ended with France being crowned the world champions. The French team with 4-2 scorecard triumphed over Croatia, in one of the highest-scoring finals ever. The win comes for France, 20 years after they claimed their first FIFA title- in 1998.

Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

Jul 13, 2018
Indian sprinter Hima Das has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, held in Tampere, Finland.

Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian to win gold at Gymnastics World Cup

Jul 9, 2018
Dipa Karmakar has scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. The win comes as Karmakar returned to action after a long layoff of almost two years due to a knee injury.

Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Jul 3, 2018
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England Women’s wicket-keeper Claire Taylor have been inducted by the ICC into the Cricket Hall of Fame. With the move, Dravid became the fifth Indian player to be named in the Hall of Fame.

Sports ministry approves upward revision of pension to meritorious sportspersons

Jun 8, 2018
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious sportspersons. Under the revised rates, the rate of pension has been doubled off the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events.

Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to score 2,000 runs in T20 International

Jun 8, 2018
Mithali Raj has become the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. She achieved the feat during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur.

National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 comes into force

Jun 3, 2018
The National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force after it received Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent. The approval of the ordinance will pave way for the set up of the country’s first National Sports University with headquarters at Manipur.

BCCI, UN Environment sign agreement to promote ‘green' Cricket in India

May 28, 2018
The BCCI and United Nations Environment have signed an agreement to promote 'green cricket' in India. The partnership will focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.

AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

May 24, 2018
Star South Africa batsman AB de Villiers announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on May 23. The cricketer made the announcement through a video message, in which he said that he had run out of gas.

Shashank Manohar re-elected as Chairman of International Cricket Council

May 16, 2018
Manohar became the first Independent Chairman of ICC in 2016. During his tenure of two years, he introduced a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the ICC's first independent female director.

Justin Langer named new head coach of Australia

May 3, 2018
Former Australian opener, Justin Langer has been named as the new head coach of Australia in all three formats of the game, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the recent ball-tampering row.

Hockey India appoints Harendra Singh as men’s coach, Marijne to return to women's side

May 2, 2018
Hockey India has appointed Harendra Singh as the chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, replacing Sjoerd Marijne who will return back to his responsibility as coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.

BCCI recommends Dravid for Dronacharya, Kohli for Khel Ratna

Apr 26, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid’s name for the prestigious Dronacharya award and Virat Kohli’s for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. The board has also recommended veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar's name for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.

ATP men’s singles ranking: Yuki Bhambri breaks into top-100 after 2 years

Apr 17, 2018
Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri has broken back into the top-100 of ATP men’s singles ranking for the first time since February 2016. As per the latest rankings, he jumped 22 places to his career-best rank of 83.

Commonwealth Games 2018: India finishes third in medal tally

Apr 16, 2018
The final day of Commonwealth Games was action-packed for India, with two of India’s star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehal battling it out in the women’s singles final and recently crowned world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth fighting for the top spot in the men’s singles.

Germany top FIFA rankings, Brazil second

Apr 13, 2018
The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of April 2018 ranked current world champions, Germany at the top despite one draw and defeat in March. The nation with 1533 points still has quite a lead over Brazil, which is ranked at the second position with 1384 points.

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