List of Sports Diary of Events in India and World

The term Sports refers to the active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition. It is derived from the French word desport meaning leisure and is governed by a set of rules or customs. Here, we are giving the list of Sports Diary of Events in India and World which will help the students to ease their preparation journey of examinations like UPSC, State Services LIC AAO, SSC CGL, Railways RRB, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and other exams.
Created On: Jan 24, 2017 18:33 IST
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The term "Sports" refers to the active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition. It is derived from the French word desport meaning "leisure" and is governed by a set of rules or customs. There are certain norms on which recreational activities said to be sports which are given below:

1. Have an element of competition
2. Be in no way harmful to any living creature
3. Not rely on equipment provided by a single supplier (excluding proprietary games such as arena football)
4. Not rely on any "luck" element specifically designed into the sport.

Here, we are giving the list of Sports Diary of Events in India and World which will help the students to ease their preparation journey of examinations like UPSC, State Services LIC AAO, SSC CGL, Railways RRB, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and other exams.

List of Sports Diary of Events in India and World 2016

Sports Events

Winner  and Runner

Outcomes and Records

SAFF Suzuki Football Cup

Winner: India

Runner: Afghanistan

India defeated defending champions Afghanistan 2-1 at Trivandrum International Stadium, Kerala.

Inter-School Championship

Winner: KC Gandhi English School

Runner: Arya Gurukul

Mumbai teenager Pranav Dhanawade became first cricketer ever to notch up a four-figure score by smashing an unbeaten knock of 1,009.

Senior National table tennis championships

Winner: Anthony Amalraj (PSPB)

Runner: G. Sathiyan (PSPB)

It was Amalraj’s second title.

Senior National Volleyball Championship

Winner: Railways (Men & Women)

Runner: Kerala (Men & Women)

Railways (Men & Women) grand double win

ATP Chennai Open Crown

Winner: Stanislas Wawrinka

Runner: Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene

Stan Wawrinka takes the ATP Chennai Open Crown for the third time in a row.

Senior National Basketball Championships

Winner: Services (Men) and Indian Railways (Women)

Runner: Uttarakhand  (Men) and Kerala (Women)

Services and Railways win the men’s and women’s Senior National Basket Ball Titles in Mysuru

Premier Badminton League

Winner: Delhi Acers

Runner: Mumbai Rockets

Delhi Acers won the title by defeating Mumbai Rockets 4–3

National Men’s Billiards Title

Winner: Saurav Kothari

Runner: Siddharth Parekh

Kolkata cueist Sourav Kothari put up a dominating display on the green baize to outplay in the final of the National Billiards Championship.

Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title

Winner: PV Sindhu (IND)

Runner: Kirsty Gilmour (SCOT)

It was Sindhu’s second title in Malaysia Masters Grand Prix which an earlier she had won in 2013. It was overall fifth career Grand prix gold title and first title of the season 2016.

Australian Open (Women)

Winner: Angelique Kerber

Runner: Serena Williams

Kerber became the first German player of any gender to win a Grand Slam title since Steffi Graf won her last such title at the 1999 French Open.

Australian Open


Winner: Novak Djokovic

Runner: Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic successfully defended the men's singles title and thus won a record-equaling sixth Australian Open title.

Syed Modi International GP Gold Badminton (Men’s)

Winner: K Shrikanth

Runner: Huang Yuxiang of

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title of Badminton in men’s singles category defeating Huang Yuxiang of China.

Senior National Snooker Title (Men’s)

Winner: Aditya Mehta

Runner: Manan Chandra

Aditya Mehta won the men’s final round of the National Snooker Championship 2016 by defeating Manan Chandra.

South Asian Games

India is in First Place (1st position) with 188 Gold medals, 90 silver medals and 30 Bronze medals with a total of 308 points. Srilanka is in Second Place (2nd position) with 25 Gold medals, 63 silver medals and 98 Bronze medals with a total of 186 points. Pakistan is in Third Place (3rd position) with 12 Gold medals, 37 silver medals and 57 Bronze medals with a total of 106 points

India’s regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time, after notching up a record-breaking haul of 308 medals, at the South Asian Games.

Asian Badminton Team Championship

Winner: Indonesia (Men's Team)

Runner: Japan (Men's Team)

Winner: China (Women's Team)

Runner: Japan (Women's Team)

Indonesia men and China triumph at Asia Badminton Team Championship.

Ranji Trophy (2015–16)

Winner: Mumbai

Runner: Saurashtra

Mumbai won the match by an innings and 21 runs to claim their 41st title.

Asia Cup 2016

Winner: India

Runner: Bangladesh

India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final to win their sixth Asia Cup title.

ICC World Twenty20

Winner: West Indies (Men’s & Women’s)

Runner: England (Men’s) and Australia (Women’s)

West Indies won the men’s and women’s ICC World Cup T20 titles.


Winner: Bengaluru FC

Runner: Mohun Bagan

Bengaluru FC won their second I-League title after winning their first ever title in 2013–14. The defending champions Mohun Bagan finished second. Aizawl and DSK Shivajians entered the league for the first time in their history.


Augusta Masters Golf Tournament

Winner: Danny Willett

Runner: Lee Westwood

Danny Willett won his first major championship, three strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Westwood and defending champion Jordan Spieth.

6th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Winner: Railway Sports Promotion Board

Runner: Hockey Punjab

Railways beat Punjab in shootout to clinch the title.

English premier League



Leicester City won the league for the first time in their 132-year history, becoming the 24th club to become English football champions, and the sixth club to win the Premier League.

World Snooker Championship (Betfred World Snooker Championship)

Winner: Mark Selby

Runner: China Ding Junhui

England’s Mark Selby wins the title.

La Liga football

Winner: Barcelona

Runner: Granada

Barcelona retained the title, winning it for the second consecutive season (their 24th Liga title) after beating Granada.

Federation Cup (India)

Winner: Mohun Bagan

Runner: Aizawl FC

Mohun Bagan beats Aizwal to its 14th Federation Cup title.

Uber Cup

Winner: China

Runner: Japan

China is the most successful team, having won fourteen times. Japan is second, having won it five times, followed by Indonesia and United States.

Thomas Cup

Winner: Denmark

Runner: Indonesia

Denmark beats Indonesia to win its first Thomas Cup title.

Asian 6-Red snooker

Winner: Pankaj Advani

Runner: Keen Hoh Moh 

Advani became the first in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-Red snooker.

UEFA Champions League (2015–16)

Winner: Real Madrid

Runner: Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid  beat Atletico Madrid  to clinch the Champion

Indian Premier League

Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad

Runner: Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Vivo IPL 2016 was the ninth season of the IPL in which the Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to emerge IPL.

French Open

Novak Djokovic (Men's)

Garbine Muguruza (Women's)

Martina Hingis and Leander Paes (Mixed)

Felciano Lopez And March Lopez (Men's Double)

Caroline Garcia and Kristina Maladenovic  (Women's Double)

Novak Djokovic wins French Open and completes career slams.

Australian Super Series


Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Men's Singles)

Saina Nehwal (Women's Singles)

Markus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Men's Double)

China Bao Yixin and Chen Qingchen  (Women's Doubles)

Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong (Mixed Doubles)

The 2016 Australian Super Series was the fifth Super Series tournament of the 2016 BWF Super Series in badminton. The tournament was held in Sydney, Australia.

Champions Trophy (Hockey)

Winner: Australia

Runner: India

India looses to Australia and settles for silver in the trophy.

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers

Runner: McLeod

Cleveland Cavaliers wins its first NBA championship; LeBron James wins the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award.

Copa América Centenario

Winner: Chile

Runner: Argentina

It was the first Copa América hosted outside of South America. Chile became the fourth nation to win at least two consecutive Copa América titles, after Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

Canada Open Grand Prix

B. Sai Praneeth (Men's Singles)

Michelle Li (Women's Singles)

Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy (Men's Doubles)

Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville (Women's Doubles)

Do Tuan Duc and Pham Nhu Thao (Mixed Doubles)

It was the eighth/ninth Grand Prix's badminton tournament of the 2016 BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. The tournament was held at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Andy Murray (Men's Singles)

Serena Williams (wOMEN'S Singles)

Henirkontinen and Heath Er Watson (Mixed)

Pierre Hugues Herbert And Nicolas Mahut (Men's Double)

Serena Williams And Venus Williams (Women's Double)

It is Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The Gentlemen's Singles title was won by Andy Murray. Serena Williams successfully defended her Ladies' Singles title and equalled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major singles titles.

WBO Asia Pacific Super Middle-Weight Champion

Winner: Vijendra Singh

Runner: Kerry Hope

Vijendra Singh beats Australia Kerry Hope to become the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middle-Weight Champion

British Open Golf

Winner: Henrik Stenson

The Open was won by Henrik Stenson who achieved a record 20 under par and became the first Scandinavian man to win a major title.

73rd Senior National Squash Championship

Winner: Dipika Pallikal Karthik (W) and Saurav Ghosal (M)

Runner: Joshna Chinappa (W)

Harinderpal Singh Sandhu (M)


Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal have won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in men’s and women’s single categories.


Tour de France

Winner: Chris Froome (GBR)

Runner: Romain Bardet (FRA)

It was the 103rd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. British cyclist Chris Froome wins his third title.

PGA golf championship

Winner: Jimmy Walker

American Jimmy Walker wins his maiden PGA golf championship.

Commonwealth chess crowns

Winner: Abhijit Gupta (M) and Tanya Sachdeva (W)

Abhijit Gupta and Tanya Sachdeva win the men’s and women’s Commonwealth chess crowns.


Winner: Michael Phelps

He wins the men’s 200 m individual medley Olympic gold to become one of only three Olympians to win the same the straight Games. He also breaks the records of ancient Olympian sprinter, Leonidas of Rhodes.


Winner: Usain Bolt

He becomes the first athlete to complete the ‘triple-triple’. It is his ninth Olympic Gold over three consecutive Games.


Winner: Wayde Van Niekerk

He breaks the world record of Michael Johnson’s 400m gold.


Winner: P V Sindhu

She became the first Indian women to clinch the silver medal in Olympic Badminton.


Winner: Brazil

Runner: Germany

Brazil defeated Germany in Olympic Football for the first time and clinch gold medal.


Winner: Simone Biles

She becomes the first women since Romania’s Ecaterina Szabo in 1984 to win four Olympic gymnastics gold at a single Olympic

Rio Paralympics Games

Thangavelu Mariyappan (T42 High Jump) w

Deepa Malik (Shot Put).

Davendra Jhajharia (Javelin Throw)

Thangavelu Mariyappan (T42 High Jump) won Gold medal.

Deepa Malik (Shot Put) clinch gold medal and became first Indian women to win medal in the Paralympics games.

Davendra Jhajharia (Javelin Throw) won the gold medal.

US Open

Stan Wawrinka (Men's Single)

Angelique Kerber (Women's Single)

Mate Pavic and Laura Siegemund (Mixed)

Jamie Murray-Bruno and Soares (Men's Double)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova (Women's Double)

It was the 136th edition of tennis' US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York City.

Kabaddi World Cup

Winner: India

Runner: Iran

India beats Iran to win Kabaddi World Cup.

WTA Title

Winner:  Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova takes WTA finals title in Singapore.

AFC Club

Winner: Air Force Club, Iraq

Runner: Bangaluru

Bangaluru FC loses to Air Force Club, Iraq in the final of the AFC Club, Doha.

Formula One Drivers Title

Winner: Nico Rosberg

It was his maiden Formula One Driver’s Title at Abu Dhabi.

Davis Cup

Winner: Argentina

Runner: Croatia

It was Argentina’s first Davis Cup Title.

World Chess Title

Winner: Magnus Carlsen

Runner: Sergey Karjakin

Magnus Carlsen retains the title of world champion.

Junior Hockey World Cup

Winner: India

Runner: Belgium

India won junior world cup title.

Asia Cup (U-19)

Winner: India

Runner: Sri Lanka

India beats Sri Lanka by 34 runs to clinch the under-19Asia Cup, Colombo.

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