Updates From The World Of Sports
National Games in Goa Next Year
After several delays, the 36th National Games in Goa will be held from March 30 to April 14 in 2019. The executive director of the Sports Authority of Goa, V.M. Prabhudesai made the official announcement in Panaji on October 4, 2018.
24th Senior Women's National Football Championships
Manipur claimed the title for the 19th time, defeating Odisha by 2-1 in the final in Cuttack, Odisha on October 1, 2018.
Manu Bhaker to Lead the Indian Contingent at Youth Olympic Games
The 16 year old shooting champ was named the flag bearer for the Indian contingent by the President of the Indian Olympic Association, Narinder Batra on October 1, 2018. She will be leading the contingent at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6 to 18, 2018.
8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship in Thiruvananthapuram
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan at the Jimmy George indoor stadium on September 27, 2018. Nearly 450 participants from 12 Asian countries showcased their yoga skills in the 4 day event.
National Sports Awards 2018
Cricketer Virat Kohli and weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from the President at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on September 25, 2018. Hima Das, Rohan Bopanna and others also received high honours.