The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the ministry’s flagship, Khelo India Scheme. One KISCE will be identified in each state and union territory, with an effort to create a robust sporting ecosystem in the entire country. the Ministry has identified state-owned sports facilities in eight ..
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The French government announced that the 2020 edition of the world’s most famous cycling race, Tour de France has been postponed in view of the COVID-19 crisis. About Tour de France Tour de France is an annual men’s cycling event held as 21 day long stages over a period of 23 days. Of its 21 ..
The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament has been cancelled, in light of the global pandemic, for the first time since the World War II. The Championship, Wimbledon The Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It was founded over 140 years ago in 1877. It is one of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments and ..
Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, recently announced that the government would be taking efforts to get kabaddi included in the Olympics. About the Sport Kabaddi is a contact sport, played by 2 teams. Each of the teams contain 7 players. The sport involves a ‘raider’ from the offence team trying to run into the opposing ..
The 1952 javelin champion of Helsinki Olympics, Dana Zatopkova recently passed away at the age of 97. She belonged to and represented Czech Republic. Her husband Emil Zatopek is also a four-time Olympic running champion. Zatopkova also won the Olympic silver in Rome in 1960. In 1958, the champion set the world record of 55.73 ..