Archive For The “Sports Current Affairs 2018” Category

Persons in News: Sebastian Vettel

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Vettel is Indian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won the Indian Grand Prix for the second consecutive year. The event was organized at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.           Source:gktoday

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SUN TV Network acquires Hyderabad IPL franchise

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Sun TV Network won the Hyderabad Franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a sum of Rs 85.05 crore per annum. On September 15, the BCCI floated tenders for a new IPL franchise after terminating Deccan Chargers’ contract following payment default by the team owners DCHL. DCHL was unable to furnish bank guarantee of…

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UCI strips Lance Armstrong of titles

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  International Cycling Union (UCI), the governing body of cycling, stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life. The decision came following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that has accused him of leading a massive doping programme on his teams. The move will allow Tour…

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Persons in News: Anaka Alankamony

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Indian Squash player Ms Anaka Alankamony clinched Ipswich Open women’s title after defeating top seed Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand. With which sports is Ms Anaka Alankamony associated ? Squash           Source:gktoday

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Czech Republic beat Spain in Davis Cup 2012 finals

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The Czech Republic defeated Spain 3-2 in the 2012 Davis Cup Finals. This is the country’s second Davis Cup title and first since 1980, when it was Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic victory in this 100th edition of the Davis Cup was the first as an independent nation.           Source:gktoday

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Saina wins Denmark Open

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India’s Badminton star Saina Nehwal has won Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton trophy. She defeated Germany’s Juliane Schenk in the finals.           Source:gktoday

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Marcel Granollers & Marc Lopez win ATP World Tour doubles title

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Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez won their first ATP World Tour Finals doubles title. They beat India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in finals held at London.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Anil Kumble

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New Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was  appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He  replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. About ICC Cricket Committee:  ICC is a 16-member committee which meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and…

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Mirabai Chanu wins 3 bronze medals at Asian Jr Weightlifting

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Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinched 3 bronze medals for India on the opening day of the 19th Junior Women Asian Weightlifting Championships at Yangon (Myanmar). Ms Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is associated with Weigh-lifting.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Felix Baumgartner

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First Skydiver to break Sound  barrier Austrian skydiver  Felix Baumgartner: 1) The first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 km/h. 2) He also broke the record for the highest ever freefall, after he jumped from a balloon 39 kilometers above New Mexico.        …

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Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by Andhra Pradesh High Court

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Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by a Andhra Pradesh High Court. The High Court  struck off the lower court’s order which justified the life ban on Azharuddin in 2000 by BCCI. In 2000, the BCCI conducted an internal inquiry following the publication of the CBI report then and K. Madhavan who led…

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