Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2020

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International Olympics Organization to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

Recently, Greece handed over the Olympic Flame to Japan. However, due to the increasing threats of Corona Virus, the International Olympics Committee is considering postponement of 2020 Olympics. The organization might postpone Olympics to 2021.

Highlights

The International Olympics Committee has set a time frame of 4 weeks to make a decision about the postponement of Olympics. The Canada Government recently announced its withdrawal from the game considering athletes safety and public health over the COVID-19 threats. Apart from Canada, North Korea and Indonesia have withdrawn from the game. The countries are withdrawing as the Corona cases are touching 335,000 world-wide and countries locking up to contain the disease.

Olympic Flame

The Olympics Flame Symbol represents the continuity between ancient and modern games. Every year the flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. It is then relayed to the site where the games are to be held. This ceremony is called “Olympics Torch Relay”.

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Australia wins India by 85 runs at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

On the eve of Women’s Day, the final match of T20 (Twenty 20) was held at Melbourne, Australia. India lost the T20 world cup to Australia.

Twenty20

The T20 was first introduced in 2003 in England. A T20 match is completed in 90 minutes. The break between the innings is 10 minutes. The T20 is conducted by ICC (International Cricket Council) once in 2 years.

ICC

The International Cricket Council is the governing body cricket matches. It was founded in 1909. The Council organizes events such as ICC T20 world cup, Women’s cricket world cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Under-19 Cricket World Cup, etc.

Ranking System

The ICC also releases international rankings based on T20 matches. In order to qualify the ranking, a team should have played at least 8 international matches. Till 2018, a separate ranking system for women’s team was not maintained by ICC. However, in 2018 ICC announced that Women’s team will have a separate ranking system based on their performances in both ODI And T20.

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