Paralympics 2016 True Spirit of Sports
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Paralympics 2016 True Spirit of Sports

Accentuating an inspirational outlook towards specially abled, the fifteenth Summer Paralympics was celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. This year, the event attained the position of being second-most-attended Paralympic Games in history. The event began with the theme “Todo Mundo tem um Coração” (“Everybody Has a Heart”) and witnessed a huge participation of around 160 National Paralympic Committees with a total of 4,350 athletes. In addition to this, two refugee athletes namely, Syrian-born swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein and Shahrad Nasajpour, a

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Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Women’s OPEN
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Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Women’s OPEN

Ariya Jutanugarn wins The United States Women’s Open Golf Championship, which is one of the thirteen national championships conducted by United States Golf Association (USGA) and is the oldest of five other major championships of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The Championship came into being 72 years ago in 1946. The Tournament is usually held in early July and is the third major of the LPGA season. The winner of the event bags a large sum of money which is considered the highest purse in women’s golf. In 2017, the amount was $5 Million. Ariya is the first player from T

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Vijender Singh Clinches WBO Asia Pacific Title
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Vijender Singh Clinches WBO Asia Pacific Title

India’s star boxer Vijender Singh added another feather to his cap of achievements by clinching the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title. The 30-year-old player defeated the former WBC European champion Kerry Hope at Delhi’s Thyagraj Stadium and recorded his seventh straight win in the circuit. Vijender, who has won India's first Olympic medal for boxing, took all 10 rounds to dismantle the Welsh-born Australian Hope. He scored 98-92, 98-92, 100-90 to be the unanimous winner. He is now ranked 15th in the WBO rankings. "This comes after a lot of hard work put in by me, my trainer, my

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Davis Cup: India Enters World Group Play-Offs
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Davis Cup: India Enters World Group Play-Offs

With a perfect finish in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, the Indian Davis Cup team made its way to the World Group play-offs of the Davis Cup. The host nation’s team defeated its Korean rivals with a 4-1 lead. Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna had already sealed the deal by taking a lead of 3-0, winning the only doubles-match against Seong Chan Hong and Hong Chung by 6-3 6-4 6-4. Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan had already won their respective singles. The final day matches were played in Chandigarh where the humid climate proved to be a hassle for both the teams. While Yong-Kyu Lim preve

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Portugal Lifts its First Euro Cup
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Portugal Lifts its First Euro Cup

The one month long football festival, Euro Cup as always was a vivacious, dynamic and throbbing experience for the football fans all across the globe. Hosted by France from 10 June to 10 July, the fifteenth Euro Cup was an exciting event. It was for the first time that 24 teams participated in the event (only 16 teams used to participate earlier). The final of the game showed that it is not necessary that the team with finest style of the play will win the tournament but the one which can survive against the odds. Portugal was not the best team contesting in the tournament and did not have a

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Anil Kumble to Coach the Blue-Army
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Anil Kumble to Coach the Blue-Army

The Indian Cricket Board has entrusted former skipper and ace spinner Anil Kumble with the responsibility to lead team India as head coach. Former Indian captain Anil Kumble will hold the post for one year. It is after 16 years that an Indian player is appointed as the head-coach of the team after Kapil Dev resigned in September 2000. Kumble’s first assignment as the Head-coach of the blue-army will be to lead them for four-Test tour of the West Indies. “I have an opportunity to make a difference. I have an opportunity to be part of the journey and if I can be part of the journey where we

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Roberto Carlos Attends the NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament
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Roberto Carlos Attends the NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament

The former Brazilian defender and a Real Madrid star-player Roberto Carlos reinforced the close ties between Brazil and the UAE with his attendance at the concluding night of the fourth Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament. Carlos was a special guest at the final of Futsal competition in Dubai where Al Joker was crowned as the winner. Carlos was excited to be present at the nail-biting finale of the Futsal competition and asserted that he is a keen follower of the Futsal games. He emphasized on the development of Futsal at the foundation level among the young players as it can improve

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New Badminton Governing Body for the UAE
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New Badminton Governing Body for the UAE

Keeping the increasing popularity of Badminton in the region in view, the UAE formed a new governing body to oversee the ongoing development of the game. The UAE Tennis Association now rechristened as the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association will enhance the governance, administration, grassroots development and event delivery for both sports by sharing the resources. The formation of the governing body, facilitated by Falcon and Associates, was announced by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and His Excellency Dawood Al Hajri, President of the UAE Ta

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Russian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg Triumphs
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Russian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg Triumphs

Nico Rosberg has won a fourth time this season after winning the Russian Grand Prix, which he dominated since the start. At the same time, it wasn’t easy for Lewis Hamilton as he had an engine failure in the qualifying round and consequently had to start at 10th position. However, as expected Hamilton was the best in the race, fighting back hard to gain 8 positions and finishing second. Now, Rosberg is leading with 43 points after his victory. Other happenings at the Grand Prix include Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel’s crashing out on the first lap after being hit twice by Red Bull’s Danii

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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City is the Footballer of the Year
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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City is the Footballer of the Year

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA). He is 29 years old and has scored 22 league goals so far. His achievement that propelled his selection was to help his team become an odds-on favourite as they won the Premier League title for the first time this season. He has also become the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches earlier this season. Consequently, his record-breaking feat has captured the imagination of several writers. Another fact loved by the writers is his remarkable journey from

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