Important Sports Events: January- June 2017

January

  • The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National level Competitions on various sports forUnder-14 and Under-17 children in New Delhi. 
  • Formula One Player Valtteri Botas Mercedes named the new one world champion in place of Nico Rosberg. 
  • Sports Ministry derecognizes Yoga after 15 months’ being declared a sport. 
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group entered into a long-term partnership through 2028, so alibaba will be the worldwide sponsor up to 2028 games. 
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken away the Gold Olympic medals from three Chinese women weightlifters for doping in 2008 Beijing games. 
  • Robert Marchand made a record by cycling 22.547 km in 1 hour. 
  • The Indian 7’2 Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara has shown Interest in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). 
  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched its first ever Indian Women’s League (IWL). 
  • The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs and Sports constituted an 8 member committee that would work to prepare a action plan for the next three Olympic games to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028. 
  • Target Olympic Podium (TOP) committee has been reconstituted to identify and support the potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. 
  • Indian football team jumped six places up to 129th, which is the best FIFA ranking in over a decade. 
  • Mohun Bagan and Jeje Laplekhula nominated as the 2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year. 
  • Sarita Devi is the first female boxer from India to step into the world of professional boxing. 
  • The Captain of Indian Men’s hockey PR Sreejesh selected as a member of International Hockey federation (FIH). 
  • Gujarat won its major maiden Ranji Trophy after beating Mumbai at the Holkar Stadium. 
  • Kapil Dev inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ at the Cricket Club of India. 
  • Fastest batsman in the world to score 1000 runs as captain in One Day Internationals (ODI) is Virat kohli. 
  • Karun Nair Scores Triple century against England after Virender Sehwag. 

February

  • Olympic game medals will be made from recycled mobile phones for the year 2022 to promote sustainability. 
  • India will host Women’s Asia cup basketball tournament in July 2017 in Bengaluru. 
  • The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) will host the Billiards Championship for the next four years. 
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel laid the foundation for the India’s first Centre of Excellence for Para Sports in Gujarat. 
  • Jehen Daruvala is the first ever Indian to claim the New Zealand Grand Prix. 
  • India will be hosting the combined World Cup for shooting in 2019. 
  • Bengaluru has been chosen to host the next Davis Cup. 
  • Saina Nehwal to represent the panel of International Olympic Committee. 
  • Frank Lampard is the official Mascot for the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup India. 
  • First player to score double century in four consecutive test series is Virat kohli. 

March

  • Maria Sharapova granted wild card Italian Open as she makes her return from a doping ban.
  • 22nd Asian Athletics championships will be hosted by Bhubaneshwar.
  • World Women's Youth boxing Championship will be hosted by India In November for the first time since 2010.
  • SSP Chawrasia is the only Indian golfer to retain his Hero Indian Open Title.
  • Chris Bertish a South African surfer and a sailor is the first person in the world to cross Atlantic ocean.
  • Goa won the Santosh Trophy by defeating West Bengal.
  • Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu bagged the first ever gold medal in the newly included 10m pistol.
  • Tamil Nadu won the Vijay Hazare Trophy by beating Bengal.
  • Bhubaneshwar to host the 2017 Men's Hockey World league final as well as the Men's World cup in 2018 at the Kalinga stadium.
  • Kripa Shankar Bishnoi appointed as the International match referee by the United World Wrestling (UWW). 
  • April
  • US based National Basketball Association (NBA) launched its first basketball school in Mumbai. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India as a long standing tie. 
  • Indian boxer K Shyam Kumar (49 kg) won a gold medal in Thailand International Tournament. 
  • Actress Gul Panag is the first Indian women to drive a Formula E Racing car. 
  • PV Sindhu moved to number 3rd position in BWF rankings. 
  • Sai Praneeth won the Men's Single at Singapore Open Badminton championship by defeating K Srikanth in Singapore. 
  • Chris Gayle is the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. 
  • Sandhya Agarwal, former captain of the Indian Test Team offered honorary life membership of 'Marlyebone Cricket Club' (MCC). 
  • Cricket, Skateboarding, Sambo and Surfing are removed from the 2018 Asian games to be held in Jakarta. 
  • Virat Kohli is named as the Leading Cricketer in the World for the Year 2016 by the Wisden India Alamanack. 
  • Ellyse Perry of Australia named as the Leading Woman Cricketer in the world. 

May 

  • Bhavani Devi is the first Indian to win International fencing tournament held at Reykjavik in Iceland. 
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to be crowned the Federation Cup champions in Odisha. 
  • National Basketball Association (NBA) the governing body in US inaugurated its first ever academy in India in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Indian Para Athletics Team claimed a gold medal and a bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix being held in Beijing, China. 
  • Devender Singh is a 2nd javelin thrower to qualify for London Worlds. 
  • Shiva Thapa won a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 
  • Joshnachinnapa is the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash Title by defeating Dipika Pallikal. 
  • Great Britian wins Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beating Australia in Hockey. 
  • R.R.laxman won the All India Open Rapid World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rating Chess tournament. 
  • R Vaishali won the Women's title in the Asia Continental Blitz Chess championship in Chengdu, China. 
  • Pentala Harikrishna registered his first win in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix. 
  • Arjun Maini is the first Indian to win a GP3 Race Series in Barcelona, Spain. 
  • Indian football team has raised to rank 100th for the first time ver in over two decades. 
  • Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian women cricketer to play in England's T20 league. 

June

  • BCCI forms 7 member committee under the head of Rajeev Shukla to oversee Lodha Panel Reforms. 
  • Indian Shooters Yashaswini Singh Deswaland Anish Bhanwala has bagged gold in ISSF Junior World Rifle Pistol championship. 
  • K Srikanth wins Australian and Indonesian open by defeating Chen Long and Kasumaza Sakai. 
  • Imran Khwaja is appointed as International Cricket Council (ICC) Deputy Chairman. 
  • As per ICC ranking Virat Kohli is the No.1 ODI Batsman. 
  • In International Shooting Sport federation (ISSF) Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have clinched the Gold medal. 
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix for the Sixth time. 
  • Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open Title by defeating Stan Wawrinka. 
  • Jelena Ostepenko wins Women's Singles crown in French open Title. 
  • Rohan Boppana and Gabriela Dabrowksi wins French Open Mixed Doubles. 
  • Sai Praneeth wins Thailand Grand Prix Gold Title against Jonathan Christie. 
  • Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI administrator. 

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