Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

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.

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BCCI agrees to come under NADA

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). In this regard, BCCI has given in writing that it will adhere to anti-doping policy of NADA. Till now, Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM) was collecting cricketers’ samples on behalf of BCCI and submitting them to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).

Implication of this decision: NADA will now collect samples of all cricketers during domestic tournaments, bilateral series etc. It can also collect samples of all domestic and international cricketers in Indian Premier League (IPL) since it domestic event of BCCI. Thus, all Indian cricketers will now be governed by same rules and processes as other sportspersons in terms of doping testing including out-of-competition testing.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

It is national organisation which is responsible for promoting, monitoring and coordinating doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.

It was established as registered society under Societies Registration Act of 1890 in 2005 with mandate for dope free sports in India.

Primary objectives: To implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, promote education and research, regulate dope control programme and create awareness about doping as well as its ill effects.

Primary functions:

(i) Implement anti doping code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations in the Country.

(ii) Coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.

(iii) Promote anti doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports.

(iv) Adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and continual improvement of the program.

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Maharashtra launches Mission Shakti sports initiative

Film Actor Aamir Khan launched Mission Shakti, a Maharashtra government’s initiative to train athletes from tribal areas for international sports events such as Olympics. It will help Maharashtra government to hunt for talented athletes in remote areas of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli.

At the launch event Aamir Khan felicitated a team of tribal mountaineers who had recently scaled Mount Everest as part of ‘Mission Shaurya’.

Mission Shakti

It aims to groom tribal student for an Olympic medal by 2024.

The mission is directed towards 6 sporting disciplines namely- archery, shooting, volleyball, swimming, weightlifting and gymnastics.

Implementation: For now the programme is being implemented in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts and will be extended to rest of State soon. State government has set aside funds at district level to construct required facilities and a stadium such as mega sports complex is planned at Ballarpur in Chandrapur with a focus on 6 sports areas.

Significance:

It will speed up state governments programme to spot Olympic talent in remote tribal regions of State.

Through Mission Shakti, international-quality facilities will be provided with a view to increase our medal tally in Olympics.

With help od mission youth from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli, will get a chance to bring laurels to India.

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