Olympics Current Affairs - 2020

4th Edition of Khelo India Youth Games to be hosted by Haryana

On July 25, 2020, the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju announced that Haryana is to host the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games. The Games has been scheduled to be conducted after Tokyo Olympics. Highlights Star Sports has been signed in as the official broadcast of Khelo India Youth Read More…

2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar

On July 15, 2020, the Federation Internationale de Football Association announced that the 2022 World Cup is to be held in Qatar. The governing body also released schedule of matches. Highlights The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first world cup to be held in Arab World and also the first in a muslim-majority Read More…

GoI establishes Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

The Ministry of Sports has launched Khelo India State Centres of Excellence. The centre aims to create robust sporting ecosystem in the country. Highlights The Sports Ministry has identified state owned sports facilities in 8 states of India. The facilities are to be upgraded into Khelo India State Centres of Excellence. The funds for the Read More…

Bundesliga of Germany: World’s first sports competition after COVID-19 lock down

The Bundesliga of Germany becomes the world’s first major sports event to resume after COVID-19 lock down. Highlights Though the sports events are beginning, they will not be played the same way. The Bundesliga games began with empty stadium though the stadium had capacity to hold more than 80,000 players. The players are being tested Read More…

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 Read More…