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Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

Under 17 FIFA Women World Cup to begin in 2021

On May 12, 2020, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have rescheduled FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup. The game was initially to be conducted on November 2, 2020. Now the postponed game is to be conducted between February 17, 2021 and March 7, 2021.

Highlights

India is to host the game in 2021. The dates were confirmed by the governing bodies after considering the fact that enough time is needed to conduct qualification tournaments. The qualification tournaments include UEFA, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and OFC. The U-17 tournaments were initially scheduled to be held in 5 cities such as Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Ahmedabad.

FIFA Women World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has been taking place since 1991. It has been scheduled once in four years. So far, six countries have hosted women’s world cup. Both China and US have hosted the tournament twice. The other countries that have hosted the tournament includes Germany, France, Sweden and Canada.

Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023

The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games is being postponed to 2023 as it faced clash of dates with the Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics that was scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2020, was postponed by a year.

Highlights

The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board. The 17th Commonwealth youth games were to be held between August 1 and August 7, 2021 in Tobago and Trinidad.

Commonwealth Youth Games

The Commonwealth Youth Games is an international sport event that is organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. The first commonwealth games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Commonwealth games is being conducted since 2000. It was then conducted in 2004, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2017. The 2008 Commonwealth youth games were conducted in Pune, India.

Commonwealth Games Federation

The Federation was formed in 1932. It is the foremost authority that frames rules for the commonwealth games. After the success of the first British Empire Games that was held in Canada in 1930, it was decided that games similar to that of Olympics should be conducted every four years.