Asian Games Current Affairs - 2020

Asian Youth Games to be held in China in November 2021

The Olympic Council of Asia announced that the third Asian Youth Games is to be held in China in November 2021. Around 18 Olympic games such as rock climbing, athletics, gymnastics, aquatics, boat racing are to be included. Asian Youth Games The Asian Youth Games is held once in four years. It is organized by Read More…

Government of Haryana provides Rs 15 lakhs to Olympic participants and Rs 6 crore to winners

On February 16, 2020, the State Government of Haryana announced that it will provide Rs 6 crores to gold medal winners at Olympic Games. The cash money prize is only for players representing Haryana. Highlights The State Government of Haryana has offered to provide the Olympic players with prize money. It will provide Rs 15 Read More…

International Hockey Federation names Indian Hockey Captain “Player of the Year”, 2019

On February 13, 2020, the International Hockey Federation named the Indian Hockey captain Manpreet Singh as Player of the Year, 2019. Highlights Manpreet is the first Indian to win the title. The accolade was introduced in 1999. Manpreet Singh Manpreet Singh is the Indian National Hockey team captain since 2017. He was named the Indian Read More…

Apurvi Chandela becomes World Number One in women’s 10m Air Rifle

Indian shooting ace Apurvi Chandela attained world number one position in women’s 10metres Air Rifle event. Anjum Moudgil also now holds world number two rank in 10metres Air Rifle after winning her mixed team gold at ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China. Apurvi Singh Chandela She is an Indian sport shooter from Jaipur who competes Read More…

Cricket to be re-introduced in Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to reintroduce Cricket in the 2022 Asian Games to be held at Hangzhou, China. Cricket in Asian Games Earlier Cricket had featured in 2010 and 2014 Asian Games but was dropped from the 2018 Asian Games. In all probabilities mostly T20 version of cricket would be introduced in Read More…