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Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games, 2034 edition in Saudi Arabia

Asian Games 2030
  • The 2030 Asian Games were bestowed to Doha, Qatar and the 2034 event went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after a deal was struck between the rival nations.
  • Doha beat Riyadh for the 2030 Games in the vote at the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) general assembly.

Max Verstappen clinches 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Max Verstappen
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) clinched the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • This was his second victory of the season and the 10th victory of his career. The race was the 17th and final round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship.

IOC provides Olympic status to Breakdancing

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated ‘Breakdancing’ as the newest entry into the Olympics and an official Olympic sport, with the purpose to lure a new and younger audience.
  • Breakdancing will be known as ‘Breaking’ in the Olympics event.

Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan get Sportsperson of the Year awards

Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan
  • Indian athletes, Bajrang Punia (Freestyle-Wrestling) and Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting) won the top honors at the virtually held FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 on the back of the 10th Global Sports Summit.
  • The two athletes, who have had an extraordinary 2019-20 season, won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories.

Madagascar substitutes Maldives as host of 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games

Indian Ocean Island Games
  • Madagascar has taken place the Maldives as the host of the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The event had been conferred to the Maldives last year, but members of the Indian Ocean Island Games Federation voted to move the Games to Madagascar.

Parthiv Patel declares retirement from all forms of cricket

Parthiv Patel
  • India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 35-year-old left-hander, who made his international debut in 2002, played 25 Tests, 38 ODIS and two T20Is for India.

Kiren Rijiju starts 2nd edition of Fit India Cyclothon

Fit India Cyclothon
  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has started the second edition of Fit India Cyclothon via a virtual platform.
  • The mega cycling event will run for 25 days, beginning from 7th December till 31st December 2020.

Sergio Perez wins Sakhir Grand Prix 2020

Sergio Perez
  • Sergio Perez (Mexico-Racing Point-BWT Mercedes), won the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.
  • Esteban Ocon (Renault-France) achieved the second position, followed by and Lance Stroll (Racing Point-BWT Mercedes-Canada) at third place.