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Chris Froome of Britain wins 102nd Tour de France

Cyclist Chris Froome from Britain of Team Sky has won the 102nd edition Tour de France, an annual three-week multiple stage bicycle race at Champs Elysees in Paris.

This is second time Froome has won Tour de France title and for the first time he had won it 2013.With this victory, he became the first cyclist from Britain to win the Tour de France for the second time.

It should be noted that the Team Sky has won the race for the 3rd time in last four Tour de France seasons i.e. in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Top 5 Winners of Tour de France 2015:

  • 1st- Chris Froome (Britain) of Team Sky.
  • 2nd- Nairo Quintana (Colombia) of Movistar Team.
  • 3rd- Alejandro Valverde (Spain) of Movistar Team.
  • 4th- Vincenzo Nibali (Kazakhstan) of Astana Pro Team.
  • 5th- Alberto Contador (Spain) of Tinkoff-Saxo Team.

About Tour de France

  • Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France. It was first organized in 1903 and currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation.
  • The prestigious cycle race is 3 week-long, traditionally held every year in the month of July and covers around 3,500 kms.
  • Each year the route of race changes but the format remains same with the appearance of time trials. The race route passes through the mountain chains of Pyrenees, Alps and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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Sebastian Vettel wins 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of F1

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula One (F1). This was his overall second victory of the season after Malaysian Grand Prix and first of Hungarian Grand Prix.

The drivers ranking after Hungarian Grand Prix 2015

  • Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari.
  • Daniil Kvyat (Russia) of Red Bull.
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) of Red Bull.
  • Max Verstappen (Netherlander) of Toro Rosso.
  • Fernando Alonso (Spain) of McLaren.
  • Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes.
  • Romain Grosjean (Switzerland) of Lotus.
  • Nico Rosberg (Germany) of Mercedes.
  • Jenson Button (Britain) of McLaren.
  • Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) of Sauber.
  • Force India: Sergio Perez (Mexico) and Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) were placed at placed at 19th position and 20th position respectively.

Top 5 Teams:  Ferrari (1st), Red Bull (2nd), Toro Rosso (3rd), McLaren (4th) and Mercedes (5th).

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Union Government constitutes All India Council of Sports as an advisory body

Union Government has constituted All India Council of Sports (AICS), as an advisory body to deliberate on matters relating to the development and promotion of sports in the country.

Government will duly consider the advice rendered by this Council, but it will not be binding and obligatory on the government.

Facts about All India Council of Sports (AICS)

  • Composition: It will be headed by a president in the rank of Minister of State (MoS). It will include 4 Members of Parliament (MPs), coaches, experts, sports personalities, administrators and Director General (DG) of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  • Appointments: President and members, other than ex-officio members will be appointed by the Union Government.
  • Meeting: It will meet from time to time i.e. at least once in a quarter of year to deliberate on matters related sports and games in the country.
  • Functions: Popularize sports amongst the youth and increase its outreach to rural and tribal areas along with North East and Jammu & Kashmir, areas affected by Left Wing Extremism.
  • Promote inclusiveness in sports with special focus on women, tribals and differently-abled.
  • Prevent fraud of age and sexual harassment of women in sports along with drug abuse.
  • Bring transparency, professionalism and good governance in functioning of National Sports Federations (NFS).
  • Promote sports sciences and sports medicine and augment the sports infrastructure and ensure its proper utilization.
  • Tackle the issues arising malpractices in competitive sports especially match fixing and early identification of sports talent and nurturing the identified talent.

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