Paralympic Games Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian athletes leave for Tokyo Paralympics

First batch of Indian athletes, including flagbearer Thangavelu Mariyappan have left for the Tokyo Paralympics on August 18, 2021. About 2020 Summer Paralympics 2020 Summer Paralympics is branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. They are an upcoming major international multi-sport parasports event. The Games are governed by International Paralympic Committee. This year will mark the ..

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Tokyo 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to 2021. The event will still bear the name of Tokyo 2020. Selection of Tokyo The 2020 event would mark the second time Tokyo is hosting the Summer Olympic Games. This makes the city the only one in Asia ..

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Sports Ministry derecognises Paralympic Committee of India

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) derecognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for violating National Sports Development Code of India, 2011. Key Highlights Government has suspended PCI in accordance with provisions under clause I (ix) and clause I (x) of Annexure-III of National Sports Development Code of India 2011. Issue: In a ..

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Malaysia strips of right to host 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for threatening to refuse to allow Israeli athletes to take part. The decision was taken by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the Malaysian authorities failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimmers could participate, free from discrimination, and ..

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Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary clinchs India’s first gold medal at 2018 Jakarta Asian Para Games

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary has clinched India’s first gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Para Games with a best throw of 60.01m in Indonesia on October 8, 2018. In the 49kg men’s powerlifting event, Farman Basha claimed the silver and Paramjeet Kumar won the bronze. Swimmer Devanshi Satijawon then picked up a silver in ..

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