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2020 Six Nations Championship schedule, fixtures

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 73

The Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competition held every year between the six European nations including England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. All of the six countries are also the six highest-ranked teams in the European continent. Even though participating in the championship is totally based on the historical membership and not by the ranking. Currently, Wales are the Champions as they won the tournament last year. The 2020 Six Nations Championship (also popular by the name "Guinness Six Nations" for the purpose of sponsorship) is going be the 21st Six Nations Championship. It will be held starting from 1st February 2020 till 14th March 2020. The Six Nations tournament always starts on the first weekend of February and ends with the Super Saturday on the second or the third Saturday in the month of March. The Championship has a simple format, i.e., each of the six teams will be playing every other team only once. Hence a total of 15 matches will take place. And the Home ground advantage that will alternate from one year to the next one. All the Six Nations matches will be telecasted live on the BBC or ITV. The matches of Wales will be telecasted on S4C. While FR2 will show the broadcast in France, TV3 in Ireland and DMAX in Italy. In the United States, NBC will be broadcasting every game. When it comes to buying the tickets to the Six Nations, it is going to be a difficult task. This is because the demand is so much more than the supply. Especially the big matches like the ones between England and Ireland or England and Wales. The tickets for these matches get sold out several months before. The Six Nations is the successor to the Home Nations Championship. The Home Nations Championship was held between the year 1883–1909 and between 1932–39. The Championship was played between the teams of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This was the very first international rugby union tournament. With the addition of France, this became the Five Nations Championship (1910–31 and 1947–99), which in turn became the Six Nations Championship with the addition of Italy. The Six Nations era began in the year 2000. Only Italy has not been able to win the Six Nations title yet. Before the 2017 tournament, the team used to get two points for a win, one point for a draw and no points in case of a loss. The bonus point system was not used earlier unlike the other rugby union competitions. The winners of the Six Nations Championship are awarded the Championship Trophy. After the previous trophy, The new trophy was made that had been designed by Thomas Lyte silversmiths. The Trophy had replaced the 1993 edition trophy. This trophy has been retired because it used to represent only the five nations that participated in the Five Nations Championship. The last team to win the previous trophy was Ireland. Coincidentally, Ireland is also the first team that has won the new trophy. Interestingly, if a team wins all the games, then it is presented with the 'Grand Slam'. There is also the Triple Crown. It can only be won if a team wins all three matches against the other teams. This can only be won by the Home nations including England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Many individual competitions are also played under the tournament. Some of the trophies are also given for the friendly matches between the two teams outside of the Six Nations Championship. Wales are the champions of 2019. They have won all the five games in 2019. This also means that Wales has victoriously claimed the Grand Slam (for winning over every team) as well as the Triple Crown (for winning over the other 'Home Nations', including England, Scotland, and Ireland). The Grand Slam has been won for a total of 39 times. The first Grand Slam was won by Wales in the year 1908. The last Grand Slam was also won by Wales in the year 2019.  England has won the most number of Grand Slams. England has won 13 Grand Slams, Wales won 12, France has won 9, Ireland won 3 and Scotland also won 3 Grand Slams in total. Till now, Italy has not been able to win even one Grand Slam. The fixture schedule for the 2020 Six Nations Championship will start on Saturday, 1st February when Wales will host Italy at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. This will be followed by Ireland versus Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. After this, on Sunday, 2nd February, France will have a match with England at the Stade de France in Paris. The 2020 Six Nations Championship will be ending on 14th March. All three games will be played on Saturday - popular as the 'Super Saturday' - with France versus Ireland as the final game at 8 pm in Paris.THE FIXTURES OF THE 2020 SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP:There will be a total of five rounds.ROUND 1:Wales V ItalyDate: 1st February 2020Time: 14:15 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Millennium Stadium, CardiffReferee: Luke Pearce (England)Ireland V ScotlandDate: 1 February 2020Time: 16:45 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Aviva Stadium, DublinReferee: Mathieu Raynal (France)France V EnglandDate: 2 February 2020Time: 16:00 CET (UTC+1)Location: Stade de France, Saint-DenisReferee: Nigel Owens (Wales)ROUND 2:Ireland V WalesDate: 8 February 2020Time: 14:15 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Aviva Stadium, DublinReferee: Romain Poite (France)Scotland V EnglandDate: 8 February 2020Time: 16:45 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Murrayfield Stadium, EdinburghReferee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)France V ItalyDate: 9 February 2020Time: 16:00 CET (UTC+1)Location: Stade de France, Saint-DenisReferee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)ROUND 3:Italy V ScotlandDate: 22 February 2020Time: 15:15 CET (UTC+1)Location: Stadio Olimpico, RomeReferee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)Wales V FranceDate: 22 February 2020Time: 16:45 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Millennium Stadium, CardiffReferee: Matthew Carley (England)England V IrelandDate: 23 February 2020Time: 15:00 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Twickenham Stadium, LondonReferee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)ROUND 4:Ireland V ItalyDate: 7 March 2020Time: 14:15 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Aviva Stadium, DublinReferee: Nic Berry (Australia)England V WalesDate: 7 March 2020Time: 16:45 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Twickenham Stadium, LondonReferee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)Scotland V FranceDate: 8 March 2020Time: 15:00 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Murrayfield Stadium, EdinburghReferee: Paul Williams (New Zealand) ROUND 5: Wales V ScotlandDate: 14 March 2020Time: 14:15 GMT (UTC+0)Location: Millennium Stadium, CardiffReferee: Angus Gardner (Australia)Italy V EnglandDate: 14 March 2020Time: 17:45 CET (UTC+1)Location: Stadio Olimpico, RomeReferee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)France V IrelandDate: 14 March 2020Time: 21:00 CET (UTC+1)Location: Stade de France, Saint-DenisReferee: Wayne Barnes (England) Read More:- Virat Kohli, First Indian Captain

Winter X Games Aspen 2020 : TV Schedule, Concert, Event information

Winter X Games Aspen 2020 : TV Schedule, Concert, Event information

  • Jan 09, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 598

The X Games is an extreme sports event held annually. It is hosted, produced, as well as broadcasted by the ESPN. The Winter X Games is a competition between the best of the winter action sports athletes who participate from all over the world competing every year. The Winter X Games includes both day and evening events which include skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. The very first Winter X Games was held at the Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, California, in the year 1997. Along with the competition going on in full form, the X Games also features music festivals including live music, sessions with the athletes and other interactive activities.The X Games competitions feature some of the tricks like Tony Hawk's 900 in Skateboarding, the double backflip by Travis Pastrana's in freestyle motocross, the first snowmobile trick by Heath Frisby, the first switch triple rodeo by Gus Kenworthy in the ski slopestyle competition and so many others.The Winter X Games take place in the months of January or February (mostly in January) in the United States. It is located in Aspen, Colorado. On the other hand, the Summer X Games take place in the month of August in the United States. The Summer X Games had been located in Los Angeles, then moved to Austin, Texas, in June 2014. The X Games has various international competitions and demos that take place all across the world. These are held at different times throughout the year. The X Games are popularly telecasted on television.Following is the list of the events that will take place as a part of the Winter X Games. These are as follows: SkiingSki Big AirMen's Ski SlopestyleWomen's Ski SlopestyleMen's Ski SuperpipeWomen's Ski SuperpipeSnowboardingSnowboard Big AirWomen's Snowboard SlopestyleMen's Snowboard SlopestyleMen's Snowboard SuperpipeWomen's Snowboard SuperpipeSnowmobileSnowmobile FreestyleSnowmobile Speed & StyleSnocrossSnocross AdaptiveReal Video SeriesReal SnowReal Snow BackcountryReal Ski BackcountryCalgary is getting itself into the extreme sports arena as it has plans of hosting the Winter X Games for as less as the next three years. It has successfully got the exclusive rights to host the Winter X Games in the year 2020 through 2022. This is subject to securing corporate sponsorship. The X Games Aspen 2020 will be featuring a musical performance by Alesso, Bazzi, Illenium and Rae Sremmurd. The participants compete with each other in various disciplines to win the medals bronze, silver, and gold medals, and the prize money as well. The snowsports’ greatest ski, snowboard & snowmobile athletes will compete against each other in 18 different disciplines over four days.We have the whole planned schedule of the Winter X Games 2020 that will be held from 23rd January 2020 till 26th January 2020. The schedule is as follows: DAY 1: Thursday, January 23Time: 10:30 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time)Event: Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding and SkiingTime: 12:00 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard Slopestyle EliminationTime: 1:30 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski Big Air EliminationTime: 7:00 PM MSTEvent: Ski Knuckle HuckTime: 8:00 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard SuperPipeTime: 9:00 PM MSTEvent: Women's Snowboard Big Air Final DAY 2: Friday, January 24 Time: 12:00 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski Slopestyle Elimination Time: 1:30 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard Big Air EliminationTime: 5:00 PM MSTEvent: Snowmobile Freestyle Final Time: 6:30 PM MSTEvent: Women's Ski Big Air Final Time: 7:15 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski SuperPipe Elimination Time: 8:35 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski Big Air FinalTime: 9:30 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Session Time: 10:00 PM MSTEvent: Music Concert by Rae Srummard DAY 3: Saturday, January 25Time: 11:00 AM MSTEvent: Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final Time: 12:00 PM MSTEvent: Para Snow BikeCross Time: 12:30 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski Slopestyle Final Time: 1:15 PM MSTEvent: Adaptive Snow BikeCross Time: 1:45 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final Time: 3:00 PM MSTEvent: Snow BikeCross Elimination and Final Time: 4:30 PM MSTEvent: Music Concert by Illenium Time: 6:30 PM MSTEvent: Women's Ski SuperPipe Final Time: 8:00 PM MSTEvent: Men's Snowboard Big Air Final Time: 8:45 PM MSTEvent: Women's Snowboard SuperPipe Final Time: 9:30 PM MSTEvent: Music Concert by Alesso DAY 4: Sunday, January 26Time: 12:00 PM MSTEvent: Women's Ski Slopestyle Final Time: 1:30 PM MSTEvent: Snowboard Slope Rail Jam Time: 4:30 PM MSTEvent: Music Concert by Bazzi Time: 6:30 PM MSTEvent: Snowboard Knuckle Huck Time: 7:00 PM MSTEvent: Men's Ski SuperPipe Final Time: 8:30 PM MSTEvent: Snow Bike Best Trick Final Read More: Get Ready for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games| Lausanne 2020Apart from ESPN, The live media coverage of the Winter X Games 2020 will be shown on the sister network of ESPN, ABC. To get the latest and the up to date information during the events of the Games, you can download the X Games Aspen 2020 app. The app is available for download on both iPhone and Android devices.The students of colleges can save on the tickets if they buy the College X Pass that will be valid for a duration of two days of skiing or riding during the Games. The Pass is for $97 and it also comes with an option to add two more days onto the pass worth $62 per day. The pass will be valid at the four Aspen Snowmass mountains including Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen, and the Highlands. The College X Pass is available here.Attending all the sports competitions will be free and open to the general public. The X Games Aspen 2020 will be host musical concerts by some of the world's most renowned artists.To buy the tickets for the Winter X Games: https://xgamesaspen.frontgatetickets.com/Visit the Official website of the X Games to know more: XGames.com

Australian Open 2020

Australian Open 2020: Australian Open Schedule, Score, Results

  • Jan 08, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 1527

The Australia Open is a tennis tournament held every year at the end of the month of January. It is held in Melbourne, Australia. It is the first event out of the four Grand Slam tennis events that are held annually. It precedes the French Open, Wimbledon, and even the US Open. The events held are featuring men's and women's singles; men's, women's, and mixed doubles; junior's championships; and wheelchair, legends, as well as the exhibition events.The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament. It will start from 20th January 2020 till 2nd February 2020. The 2020 Australian Open is going to be the 108th edition of the Australian Open. The main sponsor of the tennis tournament even in previous years is Kia.Before the year 1988, the players used to play tennis on the grass courts. After since the game was played on two different types of hard court surfaces that were being used at the Melbourne Park. A green-colored Rebound Ace was used up to the year 2007 and ever since Blue Plexicushion is used. Also, this tournament is going to be the first edition that will be using GreenSet. GreenSet is a type of hard surface used in the courts. The Australian Open is going to be played on the hard courts. It will be played across a series of 25 courts, and the main show courts including Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and the Margaret Court Arena. 1573 Arena that was earlier a "show court two" but has now been upgraded to the main show court.The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event held in the Southern Hemisphere. In the year 2019, the grand slam event had been attended by more than 7 lakh people from all over the world. An interesting fact of the Tournament is that the names of the winners will be inscribed on the Trophy cups.The previous winners of the Tournament include the following:  Naomi Osaka: The winner of the Women's singles in 2019  Novac Djokovic: The winner of the Men's singles in 2019  Nicolas Mahut: Part of the Men's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Pierre-Hugues Herbert: Part of the Men's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Samantha Stosur: Part of the Women's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Zhang Shuai: Part of the Women's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Barbora Krejíková: Part of the mixed doubles team who won in the year 2019  Rajeev Ram: Part of the mixed doubles team that won in the year 2019.The Australian Open is held at the Melbourne Park. It is located in the campus of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. As of now, the complex has three courts with a retractable roof, that makes it possible for the matches to continue during the conditions of rain or extreme heat. The Tennis tournaments can at times be completely unpredictable and unavoidable, hence the schedule may change accordingly.The Junior matches that will be held on the outside courts will start from Saturday 25 January. The Singles events quarterfinal matches are going to be scheduled on Tuesday 28 January and Wednesday 29 January 2020. Sony will be providing the live coverage of the Australian Open 2020 in both English and Hindi, with the OTT platform SonyLiv so as to live stream the action from all the 16 match courts in Melbourne, Australia where the tournament is taking place from 20th January till 2nd February 2020.The tickets of the 2020 Australian Open are available here: https://ausopen.com/ticketsRead More: Check the list of the Top Sporting events in the year 2020

Get Ready for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games| Lausanne 2020

Get Ready for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games| Lausanne 2020

  • Jan 10, 2020
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  • 200

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games is the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics and is known as Lausanne 2020. This is an international multi-sport event for teenagers going to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland starting from 9th January 2020 till 22nd January 2020.Lausanne is the home to the International Olympic Committee who will be organizing the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics with a total participation of 1,880 young elite athletes from all over the world. The opening ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be taking place on 9th January 2020, Thursday at the Vaudoise Aréna stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland.The official mascot of the 2020 Winter Olympics is the Yodle. It was unveiled on 8th January 2019 at the CIG de Malley right before the Lausanne HC and HC Davos match. It has been created by ERACOM and has been inspired by a combination of cow, Saint Bernard dog, and a goat.Regarding the matter of tickets, tickets have to be bought for the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Apart from this, all the other events would be free to watch.Over 70 nations will be participating in around 81 events at the Stadium Vaudoise Aréna. Following will be the events and the location in which they will take place:Lausanne:Vaudoise Aréna    Opening and closing ceremonies     Ice hockey finals     Figure skating     Short Track speed skating Lausanne campus - Olympic village Le Flon – Medal ceremoniesJura: Prémanon, FranceSki jumping Biathlon Nordic Combined Le Brassus - Cross-country SkiingAlps: LeysinSki Freestyle (Halfpipe, Slopestyle)Snowboard (Halfpipe, Slopestyle) Les Diablerets – Alpine skiing Villars-Sur-OllonSki CrossSnowboard CrossSki Mountaineering Champéry – Curling St. MoritzSpeed skatingBobsleighSkeleton LugeMedal ceremoniesRead More: Darts Rules: How To Play Darts | Players and equipment | ScoringThe Youth Olympic Games is going to feature a total of 8 sports and 16 disciplines. The 16 disciplines include Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Ski mountaineering, Snowboarding, and Speed skating.As of now, Total 73 nations have qualified athletes. About 12 NOC's have been scheduled to make debuts in the Winter Youth Olympics. These include Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, North Korea, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan. This list includes three countries that have never competed at the Adult Winter Olympics and these are Haiti, Qatar and Turkmenistan.Russia has been banned from all the International sports for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency on 9th December 2019. The decision was taken after it was found that the data given by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency was manipulated by the Russian authorities.The Ski mountaineering is the newest sport that has got the approval for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. This sport basically includes scaling the mountains on skis and skiing back down. An equal number of male and female athletes will be featured just like in the case of Buenos Aires. Out of the total 81 events,  13 events will be mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men's events, and 34 women's events. The Ski mountaineering and the women's Nordic combined will be featured for the first time in an Olympic event. A mixed-NOC 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament and a women's doubles in luge will also feature for the first time.A total of 1,880 athletes aged between 15 and 18 years will be participating. More than 3,000 volunteers will be there to help in the Games. This time, 2020 Lausanne's venues will be spread across more than one city unlike Buenos Aires 2018. ABOUT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESThe Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is a sporting event for young athletes participating from across the world. But, the popular elite event also includes some educational activities focusing at:  Protection of the athletes  working on enhancing the performance  providing assistance to the athletes outside of sportsThe program is based on the Olympic Games. It includes various sports, disciplines including breaking, sport climbing, 3-x-3 basketball, 3-x-3 ice hockey, mixed-gender, and mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) events.There are various activities apart from the sports including interactive activities, workshops, team-building exercises, etc. These activities will help the athletes in exploring the various other cultures, developing various skills, and helping them improve the methods of training as well as performance.The previous Summer Youth Olympic Games held at Buenos Aires in the year 2018 had featured a total of 4,000 athletes and had an achievement in the sphere of gender equality.  The previous Winter Youth Olympic Games had taken place in Lillehammer in the year 2016 and had featured a total of 1,100 athletes.Just like the Olympic Games, the YOG are also held every four years. The first summer Youth Olympic Games was held from 14th August till 26th August 2010 in Singapore and the first winter Youth Olympic Games was held from 13th January till 22nd January 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. After this, the next YOG was held in Nanjing, China (in the year 2014), Lillehammer, Norway (in the year 2016) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (in the year 2018). After this, the next Winter YOG is going to be held in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, in Switzerland in January 2020.The Olympic Channel is going to stream about 300 hours of action that will take place in the 13 days in Lausanne, Switzerland. A Winter YOG channel is made available on the olympicchannel.com, YouTube and various other devices including the Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, and the Roku.The daily live show will be shown featuring the news, highlights of the events, trending news and stories, the fun interviews and much more on various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, olympicchannel.com. Interestingly, a daily podcast on the Olympic Channel will feature the athlete and famous people interviews.Read More: Upcoming Sports Events in 2020

Check out the list of the Top Sporting events happening all around the World in the year 2020

Check out the list of the Top Sporting events happening all around the World in the year 2020

  • Jan 02, 2020
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We have a list of the major sports events that are going to take place in 2020. This list includes all the big sporting events including mostly international sports competitions.  Winter Youth Olympics is a Multi-sport event going to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland from 9th January 2020 till 22nd January 2020. Australia Open is a tennis championship going to be held in  Melbourne, Australia from 20th January 202 till 2nd February 2020. The Winter X Games 24 is an extreme sports competition going to be held in Calgary, Alberta in Canada from 23rd January 2020 till 26th January 2020.  The Six Nations is a Rugby Union sport event going to be held in the countries of UK, Ireland, France and Italy starting from 1st February 2020 till 14th March 2020. Super Bowl is a Gridiron/Football competition going to be held at Miami Gardens in Florida on 2nd February 2020. ICC World T20 (Women's) is going to be held in Australia from 21st February 2020 till 8th March 2020. World Track Championships is a cycling event going to be held in Berlin, Germany from 26th February 2020 till 1st March 2020. World Athletics Indoor Championship is an Athletics event going to be held in Nanjing, China from 13th March till 15th March.  Grand National is a Horse Racing event going to be held in Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool on 4th April 2020.  Masters is a Golf competition going to be held in Augusta, the USA from 9th April 2020 till 12th April 2020. World Snooker Championship is a snooker event going to be held at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England from 18th April 2020 till 4th May 2020.  IIHF World Championship is an Ice Hockey Championship going to be held in Zürich & Lausanne, Switzerland from 1st May 2020 till 17th May 2020.  Kentucky Derby is a Horse racing event going to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, US on 2nd May 2020.  The US PGA is a golf competition going to be held at the  TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California from 11th May 2020 till 17th May 2020.  Indianapolis 500 is an Auto Racing event going to be held in Indianapolis, USA on 24th May. French Open is a tennis tournament going to be held in Paris, France from 25th May 2020 till 1st June 2020.  FA Cup final is a Football (Soccer) tournament going to be held in Wembley Stadium, London on 23rd May 2020.  UEFA Champions League Final is a Football (Soccer) tournament going to be held in Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul on 30th May 2020. Euro 2020 is a football event going to be held across Europe and the final will take place in London UK from 12th June 2020 till 12th July 2020. Copa America is a Football tournament going to be held in Argentina and Colombia from 12th June till 12th July 2020.  88th 24 Hours of Le Mans is an auto racing event that is going to be held at Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France from 13th June to 14th June 2020.  Stanley Cup finals is an Ice Hockey tournament going to be held in the month of June 2020. NBA Finals is a basketball tournament going to be held in the month of June in USA/Canada. US Open is a golf tournament going to be held at the Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York from 18th June 2020 till 21st June 2020. Tour de France is a cycling tour going to be held in France from 27th June till 19th July 2020.  Wimbledon is a tennis tournament going to be held in London, England from 29th June till 6th July 2020. Summer X Games is an Extreme Sports event that is going to be held in Minneapolis, USA from 16th July till 19th July 2020.  British Open is a golf tournament going to be held at Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich Kent England from 16th July till 19th July 2020.  Summer Olympics is a multi-sport event going to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 24th July till 9th August 2020.  World Rowing Championships is a Rowing competition going to be geld in Bled, Slovenia from 16th August till 23rd August 2020.  Paralympic Games is a multi-sport event going to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 25th August till 6th September 2020. US Open is a tennis tournament going to be held in New York, USA from 31st August till 13th September 2020.  UCI Road World Championships is a cycling event going to be held in Aigle and Martigny, Switzerland from 20th September till 27th September 2020.  Ryder Cup is a gold tournament going to be held in Whistling Straits (Haven, Wisconsin) from 25th September till 27th September 2020.  Grand Final is an AFL event going to be held in Melbourne, Australia on 26th September 2020. NRL Grand Final is a Rugby League going to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia on 4th October 2020. The World Series is a Baseball event that will be held in the month of October. The dates and the location have not been specified yet.  Cricket ICC World T20 is going to be held in Australia from 18th October till 15th November 2020.  Melbourne Cup is a Horse racing event that will be held in Victoria, Australia on 3rd November 2020.  Asian Beach Games is a multi-sport event going to be held in Sanya, China from 26th November till 5th December 2020.These are the top major sports events that will be happening in the year 2020. It is not possible to include every single event but the major sports events have been covered.Read More: Greatest Sporting Moments Of 2019 That Highlight The Fabulous Year It Was

Greatest Sporting Moments Of 2019 That Highlight The Fabulous Year It Was

Greatest Sporting Moments Of 2019 That Highlight The Fabulous Year It Was

  • Dec 30, 2019
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As the year 2019 is just about to end, we have a list of the most memorable sports moments that happened in 2019 from all over the world. Whether it is cricket or football or tennis or any other sport, the world has witnessed the best of the sports challenges this year. It has been a fun year in the world of sports. Before the year ends, we would like to look back at the amazing sports challenges and victories being made by the top teams all over the world. Some of these sports moments of 2019 are as follows: PV Sindhu from India won the World ChampionshipIn the month of September 2019, the Indian badminton team had got the fame for itself when PV Sindhu won the World Championship after she defeated Nozomi Okuhara from Japan by 21-7, 21-7. It is the first time in the history of Indian Badminton. PV Sindhu has made the whole country proud.Although PV Sindhu had come way too close To a finish at the top on about four occasions before this Championship but could not win the gold and brought India two silver and two bronze medals. But this time, she wasn't going to settle for the silver and bronze and had a clear aim of winning the gold. She did win the gold and changed the history of Indian badminton by winning over her opponent, Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. She became the first shuttler from India who won this feat. This was undoubtedly a moment to remember in the history of Indian sports.England won the Cricket World CupThe wait was finally over for the England Cricket Team as they won their first-ever 50-over World Cup this year. It was a moment of glory for the Cricket team of England. They had the most engaging closing moments with Trent Boult who had been taking a supposed match-winning catch before he stepped on the boundary rope, and on the other hand, Ben Stokes who deflected a throw from the boundary for six overthrows, which were supposed to be five.This game became a part of the glorious history of England Cricket that will be remembered for the centuries to come. England has won the match by the virtue of the boundary count. The players of the New Zealand team had, with customary graciousness accepted their defeat from England.Read More: The greatest comeback sports stories in 2019The United States has won the Women's football World CupThe US Women's football team is one of the most dominant football teams in the world. The team had once again won the World Cup defeating the Netherlands by a score of 2-0. This is their fourth time winning the World Cup. The women's soccer team of the United States was better than the rest just like they promised to be.The United States had won the World Cup consecutively for the second time when Rapinoe had converted the tie-breaking penalty kick in the second half of the game and Rose Lavelle had made the goal.The US team had set their records with 26 goals and a winning streak of 12-game that dates back to the year 2015.South Africa has won the Rugby World CupAfter a long wait of 12 years, the South African Rugby Team had won the World Cup for the third time. The Springboks' had won over the England Rugby Team with a score of 32-12 this time. Those of who predicted a win for the England team did not realize that South Africa has a proud history of winning two previous world cups. Simone Biles has become the most dominant gymnastAt the small age of 22 years, Simone Biles is on the way to becoming the most dominant athlete in America. She is a very talented gymnast. At the world championships held in Stuttgart, Germany in the month of October 2019, Simone had won a total of five gold medals, one each in the team competition, the individual all-around, the vault, the balance beam as well as the floor exercise. She has broken the record of Vitalg Scherbo of USSR  with a total of 25 world championship medals.The gymnast had an amazing time at the Rio Olympics of 2016. She had won four gold medals and one bronze medal, this included one team medal and the others were individual medals. All the medals she had won until now has been achieved in a short time of six years. The athlete had made her debut at the World Championships in the year 2013. Tiger Woods has won the MastersTiger Woods' achievement in the year 2019 was the best and the most defining moment in his career as a golfer. The man has several years of experience as a golfer. By this achievement, he proved why he is known to be one of the best golfers in the World. Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title when he outlasted his competitors including Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari at the Augusta National. Liverpool has won the UEFA Champions LeagueOne of the famous teams, Liverpool have won the Champions Trophy by defeating the Tottenham Hotspur in the all-English final. Liverpool had won the Champions Trophy for the sixth time.The team Liverpool had got the trophy which they couldn't win in the last season held in Ukraine. Right now, Liverpool is placed right behind Real Madrid and AC Milan as the serial winners of the UEFA Champions League. The early penalty of Mohamed Salah and the late strike by Divock Origi had given the team their win since the European title that they won in the year 2015.Read  More: Darts Rules: How To Play Darts | Players and equipment | ScoringThe Toronto Raptors has become the first non-American team who won the NBA FinalsThe Toronto Raptors had been disappointed for years because of playoffs. The team had opted to  trade for the famous Kawhi Leonard and others and clearly it paid off. Leonard had been the reason behind the win of the Raptors for theit first NBA championship in the history, after they had defeated the Golden State Warriors.Djokovic defeated Federer in the Wimbledon finalsAt the Wimbledon finals this year, the two greatest tennis players of the current generation competed with each other. The match was fascinating enough to attract a huge crowd. Djokovic had won the match with a score of 7-6,1-6,7-6,4-6,13-12.Federer had missed the opportunity as he couldn't take the advantage of the two championship points that he had and at the end of the match, Djokovic ended up claiming his 5th Wimbledon title. This 5-hour long match is the longest one in the history of Wimbledon Men's singles.Brigid Kosgei from Kenya broke the marathon recordBrigid Kosgei is currently the fastest woman in the history who won the Chicago Marathon with a distance of 26.2 miles (or 42.2 km). Its been four years since she ran her first marathon that she had won. Kosgei had broken the record at two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.The 25-year-old Kenyan had broken the previous record of Paula Radcliffe of London with a mark of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds, 16 years ago.Allyson Felix broke the record of Usain Bolt just 10 months after giving birthAllyson Felix had overtaken the famous Usain Bolt and broke her record by winning her 12th medal. She broke Usain Bolt's record of earning the most IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championship medals. Allyson Felix was a part of the team of the United States, that had won the 4x400 meter rally of the mixed-gender.She became the most successful athlete of the IAAF World Championships just 10 months after giving birth to her baby girl, Camryn.Read More: The greatest comeback sports stories in 2019

The greatest comeback sports stories in 2019

The greatest comeback sports stories in 2019

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A measure of the true heroes is their tribulation. When all goes well, even just humans can appear. However, when the chips are low, men are separated from boys. In 2019, there were a few cases in which athletes from all sports disciplines made great returns and remembered why they should never be abandoned.TIGER WOODSThe past few years have not been nice to Tiger Woods. Shaken by personal problems, a series of back surgeries and loss of shape, Woods had to endure many lows. His back was slow to recover after undergoing a fourth surgery in 2017. By the end of that year, Woods rating had dropped to 1,199 in the world. Many felt that the 43-year-old had already spent his best moments. The golf legend looked at its former self at the end of the first six British Open and PGA championships last year. But the ice on the cake arrived in 2019 when Woods won the Augusta Masters in April. The fifteenth major was not a walk in the park. His last major win was at the US Open back in 2008. Woods' year ended with him leading US to the Presidents Cup comeback win in Melbourne this month.ANDY MURRAYDespite playing in an era in which three great players have  played, Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray succeeded in shaping his identity with three Grand Slam titles and two gold medals at the Olympic Games. He could have won more if not due to a thigh injury threatening his career that first appeared in mid-2017. Since then, former no. 1 in the world had to spend a lot of time on the sidelines, even daily tasks such as wearing shoes proved to be hard mission. The injury led to Murray's announcement a day before the Australian Open this year that he was considering leaving the game. But the second hip surgery and a lot of strength and durability helped him return. He returned to the ring at Queen's Club in June at a doubles event and has been playing regularly sience then. He proved himself by winning the European Open in October, beating Stan Wawrinka in the final.Read More: MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipperSTEVE SMITH & DAVID WARNERIn March 2018, Steve Smith and David Warner became villains in Australia when they were accused of a ball-scandal scandal in a match against South Africa. Smith and Warner were later banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months, causing many to question whether they could return from this important setback. However, they not only both returned to the Australian team, but they did it elegantly. While Warner had a big impact on the World Cup with 647 runs at a rate of 71.88, the subsequent "Ashes" series revolved around Smith. The former captain scored 774 runs in four tests against England with an average of 110.57 and sent a strong statement that he is still one of the best hitters in the world. Warner could have had a terrible chain of ashes series, but since then he has made peace in experimental cricket with an impressive tripe century against Pakistan at home.NATHAN ADRIANIt was a year of the American swimmer Nathan Adrian's roller coaster. Early in the year, Adrian was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He underwent several surgeries followed by physical therapy sessions. The 30-year-old announced in May that he had fully recovered and was on his way back to swimming at the first level. In July, the five times Olympic gold medalist helped the United States win the 4x100m freestyle relay at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. After being shown in  worlds, Adrian revealed that test times in the first half of the year gave him a new perspective. "Things have changed a lot. Like, I sleep and dream of winning medals, but in the end, there are more important things in my life. I think I am more aware of them now. I am happy because it happened (cancer) to me when I was 30 years old and could Swim for a long time"CHRISTIAN LEALIIFANOThe 32-year-old Australian rugby star is a universal icon. Christian Lealiifano bravely fought against leukemia in 2016 and obtained bone marrow for transplant from his sister Sally. Doctors told Christian that he would never play rugby again. However, Christian proved that his doctors were wrong by returning to field the following year. Christian had lost 12 kg during treatment and marked his return when he went to the Irish team Ulster. He soon appeared in ACT Brumbies and returned to the heyday of his strength. A good series of Australian team management convinced him to attend the Rugby World Cup in Japan this year. Christian could not persuade the former Australian champions to beat the quarter-finals of the competition, but his ability to overcome all odds and return in the bigger stage, the World Cup, spoke of his commitment and levels of fitness.RAFAEL NADALThe injuries are not new to Raphael Nadal, but with each passing year, it should be difficult for the Spaniards to recover, given the cost his body has suffered over the years. At the beginning of 2019, Nadal was against it. He was sidelined with an abdominal injury at the end of 2018 and then retired from Brisbane International, before the Australian Open in January this year, due to his swollen left thigh. However, he recovered in time for the first Grand Slam of the Year and finished second, losing to Novak Djokovic in the final. Soon after, he was again off the field with a right thigh injury and had to withdraw from Indian Wells and Miami. But then, he returned to Monte Carlo in the field, his natural habitat, as expected, with his twelfth title at the French Open title in Paris. While Rafa had to retire in the semifinals at Wimbledon, his nineteenth grand slam title came in the United States Open, where he defeated the Russian Daniel Medvedev in five sets. In the process, he is only one short of Roger Federer in the Grand Slam. He also finished the year in the first place in the world, the oldest in ever, at 33 years.Read More: Bio of top 10 famous international cricketers

Tennis in 2019: Rafael Nadal on top as new faces make mark in women's game

Tennis in 2019 Rafael Nadal on top as new faces make mark in women's game

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Rafael Nadal ended the season on top of the world to give men's rankings a familiar look, but a new group of women shows that the old ranger can be overthrown.The world's number one in Spain Novak Djokovic won their two Grand Slam titles in 2019, keeping the time of the father and young competitors alive for another year. But Ashleigh Barty and teen Bianca Andreescu were new faces on the list of the biggest women winners when familiar names disappeared from the show.Here is a look at some great conversation topics for this season.Can Nadal stay ahead in 2020?Rafael Nadal reached at the Italian Open in May without a title in 2019.He beat Novak Djokovic in the final and lost only three games for the remaining season, and won the French Open and the US Open before inspiring Spain to the glory of the Davis Cup on the homeland, where he finished as the world’s number one for the fifth time.By the combined age of 103, Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer continue to dominate men's tennis and a brave player is required to predict their imminent disappearance.But in the end, there is a sense of a reliable challenge from an exciting young crop, including Daniel Medvedev, who drove Nadal in the US Open, winner of ATP Finals Stefanos Tsitsipas."I think I am about to win the Grand Slam champion," Tsitsipas said after beating Dominic Thiem in the final in London.Read More: Defending champion PV Sindhu eyes turnaround at World Tour Finals23-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty rose from anonymity at number 15 in the world at the end of 2018 to top the overall standings after that by winning the French Open and WTA Finals along the way.Teen Bianca Andreescu of Canada made the most dramatic shot, from 178th to fifth in the world, beating Serena Williams in the US Open final to become the first Canadian to win the Grand Slam singles title.Andreescu announced during her win at Flushing Meadows "NextGen is here"."You see a lot of new faces and I think we'll just get better from here." Federer’s Wimbledon painRoger Federer earned two points at Wimbledon in his special service to beat Novak Djokovic and win his 21st Grand Slam title. Instead, he hesitated. Djokovic, in a match that lasted less than five hours, won his sixteenth Garnd Slam and two months later Nadal won his nineteenth."It's an incredible opportunity," said the 38-year-old Swiss veteran, and who must fear his days as the ultimate leader on the list are numbered.Serena’s court problemSerena Williams runs out of chances to win the 24th title of the Grand Slam tournament that would have taken her to the Margaret Court’s record.The 38-year-old reached the final in both Wimbledon and US Open, but he only won four games against Simona Halep in London and lost in consecutive sets to Bianca Andreescu in New York.She followed up on the losses in the finals of both events the previous year, indicating that Williams was feeling the pressure.Speaking after her defeat at the US Open, she reduced the search for the court’s record."I'm not necessarily chasing a record. I'm just trying to win the Grand Slams ," he said."It's definitely frustrating, but for the most part I'm still here. I'm still doing what I can do." The return of the yearIn January, British former world number one Andy Murray admitted that the 2019 Australian Open could be his last tournament during a  press conference. But the 32-year-old Scottish returned to court after hip resurfacing surgery and beat veteran Stan Wawrinka in the European Open Championship final in October."It means a lot," Murray said after his victory. "The past few years have been very difficult ... I did not expect to be in this position, so I am very happy." A star is bornAfter being the youngest player to win the Wimbledon title, Coco Goff, 15, surprised Venus Williams five time champion in the first round in consecutive sets, belying her ranking 313."My dream was to win. That's what happened," said the American, whose career at the All England Club ended in the final by champion Simona Halep in the fourth round. Gauff reached the third round of the US Open before winning the maiden title in Linz.At the end of 2018 she ranked 875 but will reach 2020 at 68Read More: US Open Tennis 2019 Championships