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SPORTS AT A GLANCE

 

ASIAN GAMES

 

195119822002

2006

2010

 

India (First) New DelhiIndia New DelhiBusan (South Korea)

Doha (Qatar)

Guangzhou, China

 

OLYMPICS

 776 BC1896

2000

2004

2008

2012

2016

 

 Greece (Ancient Olympic)Athenes (First, Modern Olympic)

Sydney (Australia)

Athnes

Bejing (China)

London (UK)

Rio de Jenerio (Brazil)

 

 

WORLD CUP CRICKET

 

Year1957 (1st)1983

2003

2007

2011

 

VenueUKUK

South Africa

West Indies

India

 

WinnerWest IndiesIndia

Australia

Australia beat Srilanka for 3rd successive win

India beat Srilanka

 

                       

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL

 

1930 (1ST)20022006

2010

 

Uruguay (Winner)Brazil Beat Germany (Held in Japan and South Korea)Germany          Italy beat France

South Africa     Spain beat Holland

 

 

LAWN TENNIS

(4-Major Tournament)

 

  1. Australian Open
  2. French Open
  3. Wimbledon
  4. S. Open

 

 

 


 

PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH SPORTS

 

Sports Cricket

 

 

 

 

 

Football

 

 

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

 

 

 

Associated Places  Eden Gardens (Calcutta)

Lord’s (London, England)

Melbourne (Australia)

Oval (London, England)

Wandkhede Stadium (Mumbai)

 

Ambedkar Stdium (New Delhi)

Nehru Stadium (New Delhi)

 

Dhyan Chand Stadium (Lacknow)

Lal Bhadur Shastri Stadium

(Hyderabad)

National Stadium (Delhi)

Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

Shivaji Stadium (new Delhi)

 

Wimbledon (England)

Forest Hill (US)

 

 

 

 

 


 

IMPORTANT TROPHIES AND ASSOCIATED GAMES

 

Name Ashes

Derby

Prince of Wales

 

Swaythling Cup

Uber Cup

Thomas Cup

Davis Cup

Merdeka

Ryder Cup

Wimbledon

Associated Sport Cricket (Australia – England)

Horse Racing

Golf (Enlgand) Cup

 

World Table Tennis (Men)

World badminton (Women)

World badminton (Men)

Tennis

Football (Asia Cup)

Golf (England)

Tennis

 


 

NATIONAL

 Name 

Aga Khan Cup

Beighton

Dhyan Chand Trophy

Lady Ratan Tata Trophy

Nehru

Rangaswami cup

Duleep Trophy

Irani Cup

Ranji Trophy

Vizzy Trophy

Charminar Cup

Durnad Cup

Roverse Cup

Santosh Trophy

Subroto Mukerji Cup

Wellington

Mulana Azad Trophy

 

 Hockey

Hockey

Hockey

Hockey (Women)

Hockey

National Championship

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

Football

Football

Football

Football

Rowing

Inter-University Sports

 

 

 

SPECIAL NAMES OF PLAYGROUNDS

 

Sport                                     Name of Playground

 

Badminton                                          Court

Cricket                                                  Pitch

Wrestling                                             Ring, Arena

Boxing                                                  Ring

Lawn Tennis                                       Court

 

 

IMPORTANT NATIONAL SPORTS

 

Country                                           National Sport

Australia                                              Tennis and Cricket

England                                                Cricket, Football

Japan                                                    Judo

USA                                                       Baseball

China                                                    Table Tennis

India                                                      Hockey, kabaddi

Scotland                                               Rugby, Football

 

 

SPORTS STADIUM IN INDIA

 

Name                                                            Location

Netaji Indoor Stadium                                   Calcutta

Sawai Man Singh Stadium                            Jaipur

 

SPORTS TERMS

 

Cricket -L.B.W (Leg Before Wicket) , Popping Creases, Bye, Leg Bye, Googly, Hat- Rick, Maiden-Over, Follow- On, No Ball, Gully, Silly Cover Point, Hit-Wicket, Slip, Off-, Spin, Leg-Spin, In-Swing, Out-Swing Chinaman, Duck.

 

Football                                -Scoop, Dribble, Penalty-Kick

Golf                                       -Tee, Put,Caddies, Bogey

Hockey                                 -Penalty-corner,Penalty-Stroke,Bully,Dribble

Polo                                       -Mallet

Tennis                                   -Volley, Smash, Deuce, Let, Grand Slam

Baseball                               -Pitcher

Boxing                                  -Knock Out

Bridge                                   -Dummy, Grand Slam,

Chess                                    -Bishop, Checkmate, Gambit

Billiards                                 -Cue

 

INDIA HOCKEY IN OLYMPICS

 

1928                                       -Amsterdam   –  First Gold in Hockey

1980                                       -Moscow         –  last gold in Hockey (Total – 8 Gold)

 

CRICKET MEASURMENTS

Ground                                   Round or Oval shape

Ball                                         813/14  to 9 inches in circumferences and 5   ¾ of in weight

Bat                                          Width – 4   ¼ incheses maximum

Length – 38 inches maximum

Popping crease                    4 ft from wicket

Stumps                                  27 inches out of the ground

 

 

FOOTBALL MEASUREMENTS

Length                                  -100 yds to 130 yds

Goal width                          -8 yds

Ball                                        -27 inches to 28 inches in Circumferences

Duration                              -90 minutes maximum

 

 

HOCKEY MEASUREMENTS

Ground                                  -100 yds

Duration                              -Two periods of 35 minutes each plus extra time in case of draw

Ball                                        -813/14 Inches Circumference

-53/4 oz Weight

 

 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN SOME SPORTS (ON EACH SIDE OF A TEAM)

 

  1. BASEBALL -9
  2. BASKETBALL -5
  3. CRICKET -11
  4. FOOT BALL (SOCCER) -11
  5. HOCKEY -11
  6. VOLLEY BALL -6
  7. WATER POLO -7
  8. POLO -4
  9. BRIDGE -2

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