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National Snooker championship: Aditya Mehta defeats multiple time world champion

Aditya Mehta from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the National Snooker championship held at Pune. He defeated multiple time world champion Pankaj Advani. In Women’s Snooker Finals, Vidya Pillai from Madhya Pradesh won the title. History Snooker is a game played on Billiard board. It originated among the British army officers stationed in India. The World Snooker ..

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World Athlete of the Year 2019

Men’s- Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long-distance runner has been awarded the World Athlete of the Year 2019. 35-year -old also won the award in 2018 making him the 4th athlete to win the World Athlete of the Year award in consecutive years. Eluid Kipchoge became the world record holder in the marathon with a timing of ..

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PT Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin

India’s track and field legend PT Usha has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) ‘Veteran Pin’ for her outstanding service to the sport. She is often called the “queen of track and field”. The IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon has also extended an invitation to PT Usha to attend the award ceremony ..

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IAAF to rebrand as World Athletics

World athletics’ governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will re-brand itself as World Athletics. The rebranding would be operational from October 2019. Key Highlights IAAF’s new brand identity as World Athletics will begin its rollout in October 2019 following the completion of world championships in Doha, Qatar and after congress grants approval ..

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