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What are Asian Games?

Asian Games also called Asiad are the most celebrated and second largest multi-Sports event after Olympic Games. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and is held once in every four years. Before the Asian Games came into being, the Far Eastern Championship Games were held and it was only after WWII when many ..

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How many times Cricket game appeared in Olympics?

In 1896 Athens Olympics Cricket appeared in Olympics but it came down from that Olympics as there were not enough teams to compete. Cricket played for the first time in 1900 Paris Summer Olympics with two teams Great Britan and France. The Winner Great Britan received gold medal. Since then Cricket has never featured in ..

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Sports Ministry approves constitution of Empowered Steering Committee

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved constitution of 13-member Empowered Steering Committee (ESC).It will shape and influence India’s preparation for multi-disciplinary events, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The decision to form ESC was taken on basis of recommendations made by Olympic Task Force headed by Abinav Bindra in its interim report. The ..

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NITI Aayog chalks up plan to secure 50 medals in 2024 Olympics

Union Government’s think-tank NITI Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in 2024 summer Olympics. The action plans were devised after disappointing performance in 2016 Rio Olympics by India which is world’s second-most populous country with world-class talent in various disciplines. Key Facts Short-term vision (4-8 ..

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IOC gives Olympic Sport recognition to 'Frisbee'

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially recognised ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport. Decision in this regard was taken at the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia by giving official recognition to World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF). It was included as Olympic sport after WFDF had meet all the criteria including having 62 national ..

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