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Kabaddi

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 ..

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Dana Zatopkova passes away

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 ..

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First Khelo India University Games to be held in Bhuwaneshwar

The first Khelo India University Games is to be held in Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha. The game is to be launched by PM Modi through video conferencing. Highlights More than 3400 athletes in 17 disciplines and from 159 Universities are to participate in the game. This is the first of its kind. On the whole, 17 sports ..

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National Winter Games to be held in Gulmarg

The National Winter Games is to be held in Gulmarg from March 7, 2020. The games are to be held for five days in Gulmarg, the world-famous Ski destination. It is being held under Khelo India. Highlights The Department of Tourism is to create wide publicity about the event through roadshows. Around 30 events are ..

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Jiri Vesely wins Tata Open Maharashtra 2020

Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic clinched the Tata Open Maharashtra 2020, held recently in Pune. He won the title after five years of his maiden ATP Tour title in Auckland. He also become only the eighth player since 2013 to save six match points across two matches in a row, towards winning the ATP Tour ..

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