Important Sports Events: January- October 2017

Important Sports Events From July to October

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. 

July:

  • Indian Spin, bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has won the international cricketer of the Year Award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards for the year 2017. 
  • Shubhman Gill from Punjab has been awarded with Young player award for the year 2017. He got award performance during the India-England U-19 ODI series 
  • Germany won maiden FIFA Confederation Cup Football. In the final match, Germany won title by defeating Chile. The tournament was held in St. Petersburg, Russia 
  • India rank in FIFA-96. Previously India stands in 100th position 
  • Former Indian Capitan Ravi Shastri has been appointed as Coach for Indian cricket team by BCCI. 
  • BCCI also appointed Zaheer Khan as bowling coach for a period of two years 
  • Indian Shuttler, B Sai Praneeth has won Gold title of Thailand Prix. In the final match, he defeated Indonesian’s, Jonatan Christie. 
  • In World Para Athletics Championships held in London, India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar won gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event. 
  • Indian Women Cricket team Capitan, Mithali Raj becomes first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to score more than 6000 career runs. She also became all-time leading run-getter in women’s ODI. 

2017 Wimbledon winners:

  • Men’s single- Roger Federer 
  • Women’s single- Garbine Muguruza from Spain 
  • Men’s doubles- Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 
  • Women’s doubles- Ekaterina Makarova and 
  • Mixed doubles- Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis 

  • In Victorian Open squash tournament held in Melbourne, Australia, India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu won the Victorian Open squash tournament. 
  • 2017 ICC Women’s world cup winner in cricket- England 
  • Indian Shuttler H S Prannoy won the 2017 Yonex US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title 
  • India’s Karamjyoti Dalal has won bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 in the discus throw. In the women’s F55 category of discus-throw. 
  • Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held at Kathmandu, Nepal Indian player Ajay Singh has won bronze medal. 
  • 2017 Men’s Hockey Asian cup was held in Bangladesh. Indian team won the Asia cup by defeating Malaysia in the final match. 

August:

  • In 2017 World Badminton Championship held at Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom), Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu won the silver medal. 
  • India’s First Sports Museum will be established at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium New Delhi by Union Ministry of Youth and sports affairs. 
  • National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29th 
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Belgian Grand Prix. 
  • Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia has won French open in Women Singles category by defeating Simon Halep. 
  • Los Angeles to host 2028 summer Olympics. 
  • Alexander Zurev wins 2017 Rogers cup. 
  • Para Athlete Devendar and hockey player Sardar Singh won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 

September:

  • Rafael Nadel from Spain has won 2017 US Open in men’s single category. 
  • Goa will host 36th National Games 
  • Badminton Association of India conferred lifetime achievement award for Prakash Padukone for his contribution to Badminton 
  • Ronaldo won UEFA men’s player of the year award. 
  • India wins South Asian Football Federation in Under-15 category. 

October:

  • 2017 Men’s Hockey Asian cup was held in Bangladesh. Indian team won the Asia cup by defeating Malaysia in the final match. 
2017 French open badminton: 
  • Men’s single category- Kidambi Srikanth from India by defeating Kenta Nishimoto from Japan 
  • Women’ Single category- Tai Tzu-lying 
  • Men’s double category- Lee Jhe-huei and Lee Yang 


  • Indian Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth from India won Denmark open title. 
  • Ronaldo won Best FIFA men’s player award. 
  • Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 9000 runs mark. 
  • International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) was held at Gable, Azerbaijan. In this world cup Indian players Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event. 
  • Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman to sign with World Wrestling Environment. 
  • England Will host 2018 International Table Tennis Federation Team world cup 

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