POSTAL ASSISTANT EXAM - GK - SPORTS MATERIAL

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SPORTS MATERIAL STATIC PART

Olympic Games

The origin of the ancient Olympic Games is lost in the midst of pre-history, but for many centuries they were only a festival of the Greek people. The Games were fest held in honour of the Greek god, Zeus in 776 BC in the plain of the kingdom of Elis, nestled in a lush valley between the Alpheus River and Mount Kronion, 15 km from the lonian Sea. The Olympiad celebrated that year was considered as the first and was used to date subsequent historic events. But religious ceremonies and games were held in Olympia before that time. The oldest sanctuary of Greece was there, the alter of the Great Mother of Gods, Rhea (Earth). On the day of the feast, the priest stood in front of the altar, ready to perform a sacrifice. Women were forbidden to be present on one stadium (about 200 yds.) As soon as a signal was given they ran and the first to arrive at the altar received the torch from the priest's hand and lit the sacrifice fire.

Modern Olympic Games: The revival work of the Games was undertaken by Baron Pierre de Coubertin nearly 1,500 years after the last of the ancient Games. He was born into a family of Italian origin which had settled in France. It was on November 25, 1892, during a conference at Sorbonne about the history of physical exercises, that the first pronounced those famous six words in public "The Restoration of the Olympic Games" He said that the Games would ennoble and strengthen amateur sports to give them strength and lasting quality for an essential role in the world of modern education.

It was at the International Congress for the Study of the Propagation f the Principles of Amateurism held in Paris in June 1894 that the delegates led by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and associates unanimously voted to restore the Olympic Games and to create an International Olympic Committee to oversee them De Coubertin had planned to propose Paris for the site of the first modern Olympics in 900 but the enthusiasm and zeal of the delegates was so great that they insisted the first Games to be held in 1896 Games. Since then these Games are held every four years.

Olympic Symbol : It comprises five rings or circles, linked together to represent the sporting friendship of all people. The rings also symbolise the continents- Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America. Each ring is of a different colour i.e. blue, yellow, black, green and red. The rings are meant to represent five continents viz., Africa (black), America (red), Asia (yellow), Australia (green) and Europe (Blue).

 
Olympic Flag: The Olympic flag, created in 1913 at the suggestion of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was solemnly inaugurated in Paris in June 1914 but it was raised over an Olympic stadium for the first time at the Antwerp used for the Winter Games. These flags are made of white silk and contain above mentioned five interwined rings. From left to right the rings are blue, yellow, black, green and red.

Olympic Flame(Torch): It was at the Amsterdam Games in 1928 that for the first time an Olympic flame was ceremonially lighted and burned in a giant torch at the entrance of the stadium. The modern version of the flame was adopted in 1936 at the Berlin Games. The Olympic flame symbolises the continuity between the ancient and modern games. The torch, used to kindle the flame, is first lit by the sun's rays at Olympia, Greece, and then carried to the site of the Games by relay of runners. Ships and planes are used when necessary. On July 15, 1976, space age technology was used to transport the flame from one continent to another.

Olympic Motto: The Olympic motto is "Citius-Altius-Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger). Rev. Father Didon (1840-1900), headmaster of a school near Paris and a great promoter of sports in the French Catholic colleges first used the motto and had it embroidered on the pennants of his school clubs. This succinct definition of the philosophy of sport appealed to father Didon's friend, Baron Pierre de Coubertin who was responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games nearly 1,500 years after the last of the ancient Games. It was adopted at his suggestion at the International congress for the "Study and Propagation of the Principles of Amateurism" on June 23, 1894, the same day on which the restoration of the Olympic Games and the creation of the International Olympic Committee were also decided.

Olympic Prizes, Medals and Certificates: While in ancient times the Olympic heroes received a crown of olive branches for their exploits, modern Olympics Champions are rewarded with medals and certificates. The winning athlete now receives a Gold medal, the athlete in the second place is awarded a silver medal and the third placed athlete in the second place is awarded a Silver medal and the third placed athlete wins a Bronze medal. In addition, all athletes ranking from first to sixth receive a certificate. Each medal is 60 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick. The first and second place medals are made of 92.5 percent silver and the medals for the first winner is then plated with 6 gram of fine gold. Thus this medal is not full gold. The third place medal is of bronze.

Olympic Mascot: It was introduced in 1972 at the 20th Olympics Games held at Munich and since then an Olympic Mascot is selected for a particular year and venue. The following have been the Mascot so far :-

Olympic Order Instituted in 1974, the Olympic Order in a gold, silver or bronze decoration, awarded to a person who has rendered outstanding services or displayed the Olympic ideals.
Mrs Indira Gandhi was awarded this Order in 1983 by the IOC for her contribution to the organisation of the New Delhi Asiad (1982.)

The Olympic Cup: Olympic Cup Instituted in 1906 by Coubertin. Its reproduction is awarded to an institution which contributes to the development of sports in general and the Olympic cup remains at the Chateau de vivy in France.


Sir Thomas Fearnley: Cup is awarded to a club or a local sport association for remarkable achievement in the service of the Olympics. It was instituted in 1950 by Sir Thomas Fearnley, a former IOC member.

Mohammed Toher Trophy: Awarded to an amateur athlete, not necessarily an Olympian. It was instituted in 1950 by the former IOC member Mohammed Toher.


Count Alberta Banacossa Trophy: Awarded to a national Olympic Committee for outstanding work. It was instituted in 1954 by the Italian National Olympic Committee in honour of its IOC member Count Alberto Bonacossa.

Tokyo Trophy: It is given for exemplary conduct displayed by an athelete during the Games. It was instituted in 1964 and presented by Tokyo City.

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Thirtieth Olympics
Year
2012
Date
July 27 to August 12
Place (Proposed)
London
Participating Countries
204
Players
10,820
Game Competitions
26
India's Position
Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar managed to claim another medal by winning silver in the men's freestyle wrestling.(Total 6 medals by India.)
The next Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

Commonwealth Games

After Olympics, Commonwealth Games is the second largest sports festival in the world. The Games are held once in four years but only in between the Olympic years. The Games were originally known as the British Empire Games.

Some Important facts about Commonwealth Games

The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada.
The 10th Commonwealth Games were held at Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974 and the 15th in Victoria(Canada) in 1994, where about 3,350 athletes from a record 64 nations(including South Africa, which joined the family of Commonwealth athletes after 36 years) participated.

Namibia also, which gained its independence in 1990, made its debut while Hong Kong made its final appearance in the Games before being ceded to China in 1997.

XVI Commonwealth Games were held in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) while XVII Commonwealth Games were hosted by UK with Manchester as their Venue.

After the Olympics, Commonwealth Games are the second largest sports event of the world. 

This event is organised in between two Olympic games, which is also known as the Olympic year.

India, for the first time, participated in the second Commonwealth games held in London in 1934.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX commonwealth games were held in  Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010. The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, " Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto” was composed by celebrated Indian musician A. R. Rahman.


The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.


The 2018 Commonwealth Games (XXI) will be held at Gold Coast, Australia.

Asian Games

The first Asian Games began on March 4, 1951 in New Delhi.
The Asian Games Association has chosen shining sun as its symbol.
The AGF(Asian Games Federation) adopted 'Ever Onward', given by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, as the motto of the Asian Games.
The emblem of Asian Games is a 'bright full rising sun' with interlocking rings.
The Maharaja of Patiala presented the Torch and the flag for the first Asian Games and since then they have been carried from country to country.

History: The idea of the Asian Games was first conceived by Prof. G.D. Sondhi. The suggestion for holding the Asian Games was first made in a conference of Asian Countries held in New Delhi in 1947 and Jawaharlal Nehru suggested that it be called Asian Games.

Background: First held as West Asian Games at New Delhi in 1934 in which India, Afghanistan, Palestine and Sri Lanka participated. In view of the enthusiasm it was decided to hold these games once in four years at mid-point between the Olympics. However, these games were abandoned during World War II.


It was Prof. Gurudutt Sondhi, a member of the IOC who encouraged by the sport-lover Maharaja Yadvendra Singh of Patiala and supported by Pandit Nehru, tried to revive these games at the Asian Relations Conference (ARC) convened by Pt Nehru at New Delhi in 1947. The Asian Athletic Federation (AAF) was formed in 1948 which decided to hold the first Athletic Championship at New Delhi in 1949. However, the plan did not materialise.


Again in February 1949, the AAF met at New Delhi where it was renamed as "Asian Games Federation" (AGF). The AGF then decided to rename the Asian Atheletic Championship as "Asiatic Games". Subsequently Pt Nehru suggested that these games be called "Asian Games." The first President and Secretary of AGF were Maharaja Yadvendra Singh of Patiala and Prof. G.D. Sondhi respectively.


Motto, Emblem and Torch of Asian Games The AGF adopted 'Ever Onward' given by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at the motto of the Asian Games. The Emblem is a bright full rising sun with interlocking rings. The Maharaja of Patiala (Yadvendra Singh) presented a Torch and a flag for the first Asian Games and since then they have been carried from country to country.

Pt Jawaharlal Nehru's Message to the Participants of the First Asian Games "Play the game in the spirit of the game.

16th (2010) Asian Games held in Guang Zhou, China.

17th (2014) Asian Games will be held in Incheon, South Korea.

SAF Games

The SAF game was first held in 1984 at Kathmandu, Nepal. The seven participating countries are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. The motto of SAF games is "Peace, Prosperity and Progress". The games year 1986 edition was not staged as it was a year of Commonwealth and Asian Games. 

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1. Sports and Number of Players

Sports
Number of Players
Baseball
9
Rugby football
15
Polo
4
Water Polo
7
Kho Kho
9
Kabaddi
7
Hockey
11
Football (Soccer)
11
Cricket
11
Netball
7
Volleyball
6
Badminton
1 or 2 (Singles & Doubles respectively)
Tennis
1 or 2 (Singles & Doubles respectively)
Table Tennis
1 or 2 (Singles & Doubles respectively)
Basketball
5
Gymnastic
Several individuals compete simultaneously
Billiards/Snooker
1
Boxing
1
Chess
1
Bridge
2
Croquet
13 or 15
Golf
Several individuals compete simultaneously
Lacrosse
12


2.  Court / Campus / Filed

Court/Campus/Field
Games/Sports
Court
Tennis, Badminton, Net Ball, Handball, Volleyball, Squash, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi
Diamond
Baseball
Ring
Sketing, Boxing
Course
Golf
Pool
Swimming
Board
Table Tennis
Mat
Judo, Karate, Taikwondo
Arena
Horse riding
Vellodrome
Cycling
Field
Polo, Football, Hockey
Track
Athletics
Pitch
Cricket
Greens
Bowls
Rink
Curling, Ice Hockey
Range
Shooting, Archery

3. Cups and Trophies

Sport
Cups and Trophies
Hockey
Aga Khan Cup, Begam Rasul Trophy (women's), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup, Lady Ratan Tata Trophy (women's), Gurunanak Championship (women's), Dhyanchand Trophy, Nehru Trophy, Sindhia Gold Cup, Murugappa Gold Cup, Wellington Cup etc
Football
Beghum Hazarat Mahal Cup, BILT Cup, Bordoloi Trophy, Colombo Cup, Confederation Cup, DCM Trophy, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, BC Rai Trophy (National Championship), FIFA World Cup, Jules Rimet Trophy, Kalinga Cup, Santosh Trophy (National Championship), IFA Shield, Scissor Cup, Subroto Mukherjee Cup, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Trophy, Todd Memorial Trophy, Vittal Trophy, etc.
Cricket
Anthony D' Mellow Trophy, Ashes, Asia Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, Bose Trophy, Champions Trophy, Charminar Challenger Cup, CK Naidu Trophy, Cooch - Behar Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Gavaskar - Border Trophy, GD Birla Trophy, Gillette Cup, Ghulam Ahmand Trophy, Hakumat Rai Trophy, ICC World Cup, Irani Trophy, Interface Cup, Jawaharlal Nehru Cup, Lomboard World Challenge Cup, Mc Dowells Challenge Cup, Merchant Cup, Moin-ud-Dowla Cup, Nat West Trophy, Prudential Cup (World Cup), Rani Jhansi Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Rohinton Baria Trophy, Rothmans Cup, Sahara Cup, Sharjah Cup, Sheesh Mahal Trophy, Sheffield Shield, Singer Cup, Sir Frank Worrel Trophy, Texaco Cup, Titan Cup, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, Vizzy Trophy, Wisden Trophy, Wills Trophy, World Series Cup.
Table Tennis
Berna Bellack Cup (men), Corbillion Cup (women), Jai Laxmi Cup (women), Rajkumari Challenge Cup (women junior), Ramanuja Trophy (men junior), Travancore Cup (women), Swathling Cup (men), etc
Badminton
Aggarwal Cup, Amrit Diwan Cup, Asia Cup, Australasia Cup, Chaddha Cup, European Cup, Harilela Cup, Ibrahim Rahimatollah Challenger Cup, Konica Cup, Narang Cup, SR Ruia Cup, Sophia Cup, Kitiakara Cup, Thomas Cup, Tunku Abdulrahman Cup, Uber Cup, World Cup, Yonex Cup etc
Basketball
Basalat Jha Trophy, BC Gupta Trophy, Federation Cup, SM Arjuna Trophy, Todd Memorial Trophy, William Jones Cup, Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup, Nehru Cup, Federation Cup etc.
Bridge
Basalat Jha Trophy, Holkar Trophy, Ruia Gold Cup, Singhania Trophy, etc
Polo
Ezra Cup, Gold Cup, King's Cup, Prithi Cup, Schneider Cup etc.
Athletics
Charminar Trophy, Federation Cup etc
Air Racing
Jawaharlal Challenge Trophy, King's Cup, Schneider Cup etc
Billiards
Arthur Walker Trophy, Thomas Cup etc
Boxing
Aspy Adjahia Trophy, Federation Cup, Val Baker Trophy etc.
Golf
Canada Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Muthiah Gold Cup, Nomura Trophy, President's Trophy, Prince of Wales Cup, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Topolino Trophy, Walker Cup, World Cup etc
Chess
Naidu Trophy, Khaitan Trophy, Limca Trophy, Lin Arec City Trophy, World Cup, etc
Horse Racing
Beresford Cup, Blue Raiband Cup, Derby, Grand National Cup etc.
Netball
Anantrao Pawar Trophy, etc
Rugby Football
Bledisloe Cup, Calcutta Cup, Webb Ellis Trophy, etc
Shooting
North Wales Cup, Welsh Grand Pix etc
Volleyball
Centennial Cup, Federation Cup, Indira Pradhan Trophy, Shivanthi Gold Cup, etc

4. Sport Stadiums


Stadium
Sports
Place
In India
Indraprastha Stadium
Indoor Games
Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Athletics
Delhi
Ferozeshah Kotla Ground
Cricket
Delhi
Ambedkar Stadium
Football
Delhi
Shivaji Stadium
Hockey
Delhi
National Stadium
Hockey
Delhi
National Stadium
Hockey and Others
Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium
Cricket
Mumbai
Brabourne Stadium
Cricket
Mumbai
Eden Gardens
Cricket
Kolkata
Green Park Stadium
Cricket
Kanpur
Keenan Stadium
Cricket
Jamshedpur
Nehru (Chepak) Stadium
Cricket
Chennai
Varabati Stadium
Cricket
Cuttack
In World
Aintree, Doncaster, Epsom
Horse racing
England (UK)
Flemington
Horse racing
Melbourn (Australia)
Headingley Manchester
Cricket
England (UK)
Lords, Oval, Leeds
Cricket
England (UK)
Black Heath
Rugby Football
London (UK)
Wimbledon
Lawn Tennis
London (UK)
Wembley Stadium
Football
London (UK)
Brookland
Football
England (UK)
Twickenham
Rugby Football
England (UK)
Putney Mart Lake
Boat Race
England (UK)
Trent Bridge
Cricket
England (UK)
White City
Dog race
England (UK)
Hurlington
Polo
England (UK)
Henlay
Regata
England
Brisbane, Melbourne
Cricket
Australia
Perth, Sydney
Cricket
Australia
Yankee Stadium
Boxing
New York (USA)
Brooklyn
Baseball
New York (USA)
Forest Hill
Tennis
USA
Sendy Lodge
Golf
Scotland

5. Important Terminology in Various Sports

Some important terminology in Wrestling: - Heave, Half, Nelson, Rebuts, Hold sager etc

Some important terminology in Chess: - Bishop, Gambit, Checkmate, Stalemate, Pawn, Grand-master etc.

Some important terminology in Golf :- Bogie, Fore some, Stymie, T, Put hole, Nib lick, Caddy, Limns, Iron, Putting, The green, Bunker etc.

Some important terminology in Baseball: - Home, Diamond, Pitcher, Put out, Home run, Strike, Ant rubber etc.

Billiards Some important terminology in Billiards: - Cue, Jigger, Pot, Break Pot, In luck, In off, Cans, Bolting, Hazard, Long etc.

Some important terminology in Boxing :- Punch, Upper cut, Round, Jab, Hook, Knock down, Knock out, Hitting willow, Ring, Break, Bell, Belt, Blow, Bounce, Bout etc.

Swimming Some important terminology in Swimming: - Crawl, Breast stroke, Spring Board, Twist, Butter fly etc.

Kho-Kho Some important terminology in Kho-Kho :- Chasers, Active Chaser, Runners, Diving, Taking a direction, To recede, Tapping, Trapping, Dupe turn, Late Kho, Giving Kho, Fake Kho etc.

Rifle Shooting Some important terminology in Rifle Shooting: - Target, Bulls eye, Muzzle flub etc

Some important terminology in Polo: - Bunker, Chuker, Mallet etc

Some Important terminologies of Cricket:- played on, Appeal, Bye, Leg Bye, Power Play, Follow on, Dusara, Beamer, Hoober Shot, Lost Ball, Duck worthLuis, Retired Hurt, Chinaman, Batsman, Bowler, Wicket Keeper, Fielder, LBW (Leg Before Wicket), Catch, Hit Wicket, Throw, Maiden over, Four, Sixer, Wide, Swing, Stroke, Cover,Mid on, Mid off, Mid Wicket, over the wicket, round the wicket, Leg spinner, Off spinner, Over throw, Over slip, Gulley, Cover point, Long off, Long on, Third man, Short pitch, Hook, Dead ball, Run out, Popping crease, Pitch, Bouncer (or Bumper), Full toss, Yorker, Yorked, Googley, Wicket Maiden, Snick, Duck, Hat-Trick, Rubber, The Ashes, Scoring a Ton etc.

Length of Pitch
22 yards (20.11 meters)
Length of Crease
1.22 - 1.83 meters (4 ft)

Some important terminology in Badminton:- Badminton court, End, Trans Lines, Back gallery, Service Court, Let, Forward stroke, Backward Stroke, Toss or Lob, Clear, Smash, Net Strokes, Rally, Setting, First hand or Second hand, Side out, Base of operation, Rotation, Long service, Net Fault, Double fault, Foot fault, Service break, Match Point, Set point, High service, Cross shot, Service change, Drive, Drop shot, Duce, Advance etc.

Length of court
44 fee
Width of the court
20 feet (for doubles) and 17 feet (for singles)
Height of the net
5 feet

Some Important Terminology in Football :- Abbey, Dribble, Extra time, Full back, Half back, Striker, Centre, Forward, Penalty kick, Free kick, Scissor kick, Goal kick, Direct kick, Corner kick, Referee, Tie breaker, Hat trick, Hand ball, Sweeper, Back, Throw in, Hand-ball (Fault), Touch line, Place Kick, or Kick off, Direct Free Kick, Indirect Free Kick, Tackle, Off side, Sliding Tackle, Drop Ball, Sudden death, Penalty shoot out etc.

Length of the ground (Field)
91 to 120 meters
Width of the ground (Field)
45 to 91 meters

Some important terminology in Basketball :- Dribbling, Front court, Second dribble, Two count stop, Travelling or shifting, Pivoting, Held ball, Jump ball, Violation, Foul, Feinting or Dodging, Shooting, Set shot, Ring, Guard point, Dead ball, Basket Rudnick, Hook Pass, Goal, Centre line, Free throw line, Onstead, Fast break, Lay-up shot, Man to man defence, Pack, Three point, Turn over, Assist, Throw, Goal Tending, Steal, Tap etc.

Length of the court
28 meter
Width of the court
15 meter
Height of the basket from ground
3.05 meter

Some important Terminology in Hockey :- Advantage, Back-stick, Bully, Carry, Dribble, Dodge, Goal line, Green Card, Flick, Free hit, Face of Stick, Jab Stroke, Lung Stroke, Melle, Off side, Penalty shoot out, Short Corner, Striking circle or Shooting circle, Square pass, Tackling, Through pass, Under cutting, Stick, Penalty stroke, Scoop, Side line, Tie breaker, Penalty, Under cutting, Volley, Centre forward, Roll in, Push in, Shooting, Half volley, Full back etc.

Length of Playing field
91.44 meters
Width of the Playing field
50 to 55 meters
Weight of the Ball
155 to 163 grams

Some important terminology in Lawn Tennis :- Ace, Advantage, A let, Back hand drive, Deuce, Chip Shot, Volley, Half Volley, Let fault, Foot fault, Double Fault, Smash, Service, Grand Slam, Singles sticks, Love, Slice.

Some important terminology in Table Tennis :- Foil, End line, Late control, Flat hit, Block stroke, Service, Penholder grip, Back spin, Centre line, Half Court, Side spin, Swing stroke, Push Stroke, Rally, Let, Reverse, Top Spin, Drop shot, Lob, Chopped return, Counter

Some important terminology in Volleyball :- Antennae, Attack hit, Back zone players, Dribbling, Libero, Front Zone players, Blocking, Smash, Rotation, Boosting, Net fault, Volley Pass, Forearm pass, Service, Hook serve, Set up, Referee etc.

SPORTS MATERIAL - Current Affairs

March 2014

Hockey to become 60-minute game from Sep 1

Lausanne, March 20 (IANS) The international hockey federation (FIH) Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from Sep 1.

Virat Kohli reclaims No.1 ODI ranking

India's Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No.1 position in the latest ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) batsmen released Sunday at the conclusion of the Asia Cup which was won by Sri Lanka.

Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing No.1 ranked AB de Villiers by two points. Kohli's tournament aggregate of 189 runs in three innings, with 136 against bangladesh as his series best, earned him 12 points which has put him ahead of South Africa ODI captain by nine points
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February 2014

India draws second Test, New Zealand clinch series 1-0
India drew the second and final Test as New Zealand clinched the series 1-0 at the Basin Reserve here Tuesday.' Chasing a target of 435, India finished at 166/3 with Virat Kohli scoring an unbeaten 105 and Rohit Sharma 31 not out.


January 2014

Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao conferred with Bharat Ratna

Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour was conferred on cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar (40) and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao (79) by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. The awards were given at the Durban Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 4 February 2014.

The recipient of the award will receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion. This award does not carry any monetary grants.

With this felicitation, Sachin became the first sportsperson to be conferred with the honour of Bharat Ratna. He is also the youngest person alive to be conferred with the award. Master blaster Sachin retired from international cricket on 16 November 2013. Sachin after receiving the award dedicated it to his mother.

Joshna Chinappa won the Winnipeg Winter Club Open trophy

Squash player Joshna Chinappa won the Winnipeg Winter Club Open trophy on 3 February 2014. She defeated Heba El Torky of Egypt. The fourth seeded Indian triumphed 3-2 (11-13 11-8 11-5 3-11 12-10) in a see-saw battle.

The world number 27 Chinappa rallied after losing the opening game which was dominated by Heba.

The triumph of Chinappa marked the second consecutive year of an Indian winning the trophy with Dipika Pallikal being the first to clinch it before her in 2013.






SPORTS-2013

US Open 2013
      
Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles - Serena Williams
Men's Doubles - Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek tepanek
Women's Doubles - Andrea Hlavaekova / Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka
Mixed Doubles - Andrea Hlavaekova / Belarus Max Mirnyi
      
Wimbledon 2013

Men Singles — Andy Murray
Women Singles — Marion Bartoli
Men Doubles — Bob and Mike Briyan
Women Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei / China Peng Shuai
Mixed Doubles - Daniel Nestor / France Kristina Mladenovic

2013 Sony Open Tennis

Men's Singles - Andy Murray
Women's Singles - Serena Williams
Men's Doubles - Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi / Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Women's Doubles - Russia Nadia Petrova / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

French Open 2013

Men Single- Rafael Nadal
Women Single - Serena Williams
Men Double- Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women Double - Ekaterina Makarova / Russia Elena Vesnina
Mixed Double - Lucie Hradecka / Czech Republic Frantigek ermak
       
Australian Open 2013
Men's Singles — Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women's Singles — Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
Men's Doubles — Bob Bryan (America) and Mike Bryan (America)
Women's Doubles — Sara Errani (Italy) and Roberta Vinci (Italy)
      
Mandrid Open 2013

Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles - Serena Williams
Men's Doubles - Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Czech Republic Lucie afai-"ova

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2013 Internazionali BNL d'Italia (Italian Open)

Men's Singles - Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles - United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles - United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles - Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / China Peng Shuai
       
Malaysian Open Badminton Championship 2013

Men's Singles - Lee Chong Wei (Indonesia)
Men's Doubles-MohdAhsan (Indonesia) -HendraSetiawan (China)
Women's Singles- Tai Tzu-ying (Thailand)
Women's Doubles-BaoYixin-Tian Qing (China)

Brisbane International Tennis — 2013
Womens Single's - Serena Williams (USA)
Men's Singles - Andy Murray from (Scotland)
Women's Doubles -SaniaMirza and BethanieMattek-Sands
Men's Doubles - Marcelo Melo and Tommy Robredo
      
Davis Cup 2012 –

Winner- Czech Republic Runner- Spain
Champions League T-20
Winner-Sydney Sixers Runner-Highveld Lions
       
52nd National Open Athletics Championships 2012 –

Venue — Chennai
Winner - Railways Runner up — Services
       
U-19 World Cup 2012

Venue-Australia
Winner-India ;Runner-Australia
Man of The Match-Unmukt Chand(Indian Captain)
      
Azlan Shah cup -
Venue- Malaysia
Winner-NZ; Runner-Argentina; 3rd Place-India
       
Thailand Open Grand Prix Single

Venue-Bangkok; Winner-SainaNehwal
Runner-RatchanokInathon(thiland)

Indonesia Open Single

Venue- Jakarta; Winner-SainaNehwal
Runner -Li Xuerui(China)

Euro Cup-2012

Venue- Poland And Ukrain; Winner-Spain; Runner-Italy
      
Cincinnati Masters
Men Single- Roger Federer bt Novak Djokovic
Women Single- Li Na bt Angelique Kerber (Germany)
       
74th National Table Tennis Championship

Mens Singles - Soumyajit (youngest national champion)
Womens Singles - ShaminiKumaresan
Mens Doubles — Sourav Chakraborty and GaneshanSathiyan
Women doubles - K. Spoorthy and NikhatBanu

Swiss Athletes of the Year 2012
Roger Federer (Men)
Nicola Spirig (Women)

12th Asian Billiards championship - Rupesh Shah

2013 Senior National Women's Boxing Championship - Preeti Beniwal

Canadian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel
Confederations Cup 2013 - Brazil

First captain to win all ICC Trophies - MS Dhoni

First Indian to win a medal in Youth World Weightlifting Championship - Chandrika Tarafdar

German Cup 2013 - Bayern Munich

Grenke Chess Classic Trophy 2013 - Viswanathan Anand

ICC Women's World Cup 2013 - Australia (6th title)

Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament - Air India

National Weightlifting Championship 2013 - Manpreet Kaur
Sudirman Cup — China
Youngest national Table Tennis Champion - Somyajeet Ghosh
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 22 August 2013 announced the National Sports Awards-2013 for the following sportspersons/coaches/organizations after approving the same as recommended by the Selection Committees.
A.     Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:

Sl. No.
Name
Discipline
1.
Mr. Ronjon Sodhi
Shooting

B.     Arjuna Awards:

Sl. No. 
Name
Discipline
1.
Ms. Chekrovolu Swuro
Archery
2.
Mr. Ranjith Maheshwari
Athletics
3.
Ms. P.V. Sindhu
Badminton
4.
Ms. Kavita Chahal
Boxing
5.
Mr. Rupesh Shah
Billiards & Snooker
6.
Mr. Virat Kohli
Cricket
7.
Mr. Abhijeet Gupta         
Chess
8.
Mr. Gagan Jeet Bhullar       
Golf
9.
Ms. Saba Anjum             
Hockey
10.
Ms. Rajkumari Rathore    
Shooting
11.
Ms. Joshna Chinnappa    
Squash
12.
Ms. Mouma Das         
Table Tennis
13.
Ms. Neha Rathi             
Wrestling
14.
Mr. Dharmender Dalal      
Wrestling
15.
Mr. Amit Kumar Saroha    
Athletics (Para)
C.     Dronacharya Awards for 2013: 

Sl.No.
Name
Discipline
1.
Ms. Poornima Mahato    
Archery
2.
Mr. Mahavir Singh           
Boxing
3.
Mr. Narinder Singh Saini    
Hockey
4.
Mr. K.P. Thomas
Athletics*
5.
Mr. Raj Singh
Wrestling*
          
* Lifetime contribution in coaching
 
D.    
Dhyan Chand Awards :

Sl.No.
Name
Discipline
1.
Ms. Mary D’souza Sequeira
Athletics
2.
Mr. Syed  Ali
Hockey
3.
Mr. Anil Mann
Wrestling
4.
Mr. Girraj Singh
Para Sports (Athletics)
   
E
.     Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Sl. No.
Category
Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2013
1.
Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent
Dr. U.K. Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad
2.
Financial Support for Sports Excellence
Services Sports Control Board
3.
Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence
Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad
4.
Employment of Sportspersons and sports welfare measures.
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

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