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- Olympics games were started in
Mount Olympiain the honour of Greek God,
modern Olympic Gameswere started in
Athens, the capital of Greece on 6th April, 1896 with great efforts made by Frence nobleman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
- The Olympic Games were organised after every 4 years.
- The Olympic Flag is made up of white silk and contains five interlaced rings as the Olympic Emblem.
- The Five interlaced rings are arranged in 3-2 pattern on a white background, with the blue ring to the extreme left, followed by yellow, black, green and red, in the same order.
- Blue for Europe, Black for Africa, Red for Americas (North and south America),
Yellowfor Asia and Green for Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).
- The official Olympic Motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius, a Latin Phrase meaning Swifter, Higher, Stronger. The Head office of international Olympic Committee (IOC) is at Lausanne (Switzerland)
- The first Commonwealth Games were held in
Canadawhere 11 countries sent 400 athletes to take part in 6 sports and 59 events. Six sports made up the programme of the first Commonwealth Games: Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming & Diving), Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rowing and Wrestling.
- Since 1930, the games have been conducted every 4 years except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
- The Commonwealth Games are also known as the British Empire Games from
1930 to 1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from
1954 to 1966and the British Commonwealth Games from
1970 to 1974.
- The Commonwealth Games federation (CGF) is the organization which is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.
- There are currently
54members of the commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participated in the games.
- India has participated in fourteen of the eighteen previous Commonwealth Games. India hosted the Games in
Delhi. It was India's most successful Commonwealth Games to date with Indian athletes winning 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze medals.
- The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, are a multi – sport event held every 4 years among athletes from all over Asia.
- The Asian games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- The First Asian Games were held in
- 17th Asian Games were held at Incheon,(South Korea) in
- 18th Asian Games of
2018will be held at Jakarta (Indonesia).
Hockey World Cup
- The first Hockey World Cup was organized in Barcelona (Spain) in
- Women’s Hockey world cup has been held since
- The 13th Hockey world cup held in the Netherlands (Hague) in
- The 14th Hockey world cup will be held in Bhubaneswar India in
Football World Cup
- The Football world cup is organised by FIFA (Federation of International Football Association).
- The world cup is called ‘Jules Rimet Cup’ named after the name of FIFA President Jules Rimet.
- The First Football World cup was organised by Uruguay in
1946, the football world cup was not played due to World War II.
- The 20th FIFA world cup held in Brazil , where Germany defeated Argentina with goal deficit of 1-0
- Brazil is the only nation to have participated in every World Cup so far.
2022Football world cup scheduled to be held at Russia and Qatar respectively.
Cricket World Cup
The first World Cup was organised in England in
|1975||England||West Indies beat Australia|
|1979||England||West Indies beat England|
|1983||England||India beat West Indies|
|1987||India||Australia beat England|
|1992||Australia||Pakistan beat England|
|1996||India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan||Sri Lanka beat Australia|
|1999||England||Australia beat Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa||Australia beat India|
|2007||West Indies||Australia beat Sri Lanka|
|2011||India/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh||India beat Sri Lanka|
|2015||Australia/New Zealand||Australia beat New Zealand|
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Name of Cups and tropies and their related Sports
National and International Cups
|Name of Cup/Trophy||Sports|
|Aga khan cup||Hockey|
|Bangalore cup||Basket Ball|
|Burdwan cup||Weight Lifting|
|D. C. M cup||Football|
|B. C Roy trophy||National Junior Football|
|Jaylaxmi cup/Championship(T.T)||National Women|
|Lady Ratan Tata trophy||Women's Hockey|
|Nehru trophy||Women's Hockey|
|Nehru Gold cup||Football(International)|
|Nijam Gold cup||Football|
|Rajkumari cup||T.T(Junior girls)|
|Rajkumar cup||T.T(Junior boys)|
|Rangaswami cup||National Hockey Championship|
|Ranji trophy||National Cricket|
|Santosh trophy||National Football|
|Subrata Mukherjee cup/Championship||National School Football|
|Ranjit Singh Gold cup||Hockey|
|Prithbi Singh cup||Polo|
|Rohinton Barua trophy||Inter University Cricket|
|Maulana Azad trophy||Inter University Sports(Athletics)|
|Ashes trophy||Cricket(Australia vs. England 5 test series)|
|America cup||Yatch Racing|
|Canada cup||Golf(World Championship)|
|Colombo cup||Football(IND, PAK, SRI, BURMA)|
|Davis cup||Lawn Tennis(men, world)|
|Federation cup||Lawn Tennis(women, world)|
|Corbillon cup||World's T.T(women's)|
|Derby cup||Horse Racing|
|Kings cup||Cart Racing|
|Prince of Wales cup||Golf|
|Thomas cup||World Badminton(men's)|
|Uber cup||World Badminton(women's)|
|U Thant cup||Lawn Tennis|
|Tunku Abdid rahman||Asian Badminton|
|Coach Behar trophy||Cricket|
|All England Championship||Badminton|
|Swaythling cup||World T.T(men's)|
|Obaidullah Gulf cup||Hockey|
|Jules Rimet||World Soccer cup|
|Grand National||Horse Racing|
|Name of Sports||Measurement|
Singles - 44ft * 17ft
|Baseball Diamond shape ground||
Bredth - 127ft
Length - 10ft
85ft * 46ft
|Durby Horse Rase||
1.5 Miles/2.4 Km
Ground - 300/390ft * 150/168ft
Pitch - 22 Yards/66ft
Hole - 4.5" Deep
Ground - 300ft * 165ft
26 miles and 285 Yards
300 Yards * 200 yards
78ft * 28ft(Singles)
Length - 9ft
30ft * 30ft
30 Yards * 20 Yards
Sports Players and Ground names
Sports and their Players
|Table Tennis||Singles = 1,2 / Doubles = 2,4|
Sports and their Ground Names
Name of Stadium and their location
|Netaji Indoor Stadium||Kolkata|
|Saltlake(Largest in India)||Kolkata|
|Sibaji Hockey Stadium||New Delhi|
|Jawaharlal Nehru(Football)||New Delhi|
|Indra gandhi Indore Or Indraprasta||New Delhi|
|Firoz Shah Kotla||New Delhi|
|Forest Hills(Lawn Tennis)||New York|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri(Cricket)||Hydrabad|
|Ballav Bhai Patil||Ahmedabad|