Olympics Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

On 6th April, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is observed annually. This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of sports in society. Overview: This day recognizes the positive impact due to sports on the harmony and peace of various communities across the globe. Sports help in promoting social ties, ..

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2022 Winter Olympics- Explained

The 2022 Winter Olympics ended on February 20, 2022, by uplifting closing ceremony.  It saw sporting drama and milestones. However, it was tarnished by a Russian doping scandal. Highlights The Games will be remembered for new stars like Eileen Gu as well as for the doping controversy in which a 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva ..

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US boycott Olympics

The US Government recently announced the boycott of Olympics 2022. The Olympics 2022 is to be held in Beijing. The US cited that “China’s human rights ATTROCITIES” is the main reason for its boycott. The US has named the boycott as “Diplomatic Boycott”. What is Diplomatic Boycott? It means that the US is not sending ..

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Olympics protest rule- Key Facts

With the players across the globe taking the knee the Olympic rule has always banned such demonstrations at the Games and this has been a hot topic debated for decades.   Key Points The Olympics have always portrayed themselves as a non-political entity that brings together countries on the basis of sports and unity. Hence ..

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Laurel Hubbard: 1st Trans Olympian

New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has selected weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to contest women’s +87 kg category. Weightlifter will be the first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics. Key Points 43-year-old weightlifter had competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before gender transition in 2013. Hubbard has been eligible to compete at Olympics since 2015. In 2015, International ..

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What is Stop Tokyo Olympics?

The Stop Tokyo Olympics is an online campaign that is wanting to stop the Tokyo Olympics Games. It has gathered more than 200,000 signatures within two days of its launch. However, the organisers of the Olympic Games are to go ahead in conducting the games. The Pfizer agreed to donate their vaccine to help inoculate ..

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