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Thursday, 20 December 2012

CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2012-SPORTS

  

  • Sardar Singh becomes the highest paid player in the auctions held for 2013 Hockey India League

  • China wins the boys and girls titles of Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship

  • England secures a Test series win in Indian soil after 28 long years.It was in 1984-85 under the captaincy of David Gower that England had won a series in India before

  • South Africa tops the list in the latest released ICC Test Championship Rankings

  • World No 2 Tennis player Roger Federer is selected as the Swiss Male Athlete of the Year 2012.

  • Athlete Usain Bolt to be awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year-2012

  • Indian Men and Women teams win the World Cup Kabbadi Tournament-2012 by beating Pakistan and Malaysia respectively

  • India beat Pakistan in the Finals to lift the first ever SBI T20 World Cup for the Blind 2012

  • Director of Mercedez Motorsport division, Mr Norbert Haug to leave the company

  • Bhausaheb Babasaheb Nimbalkar, who holds the record of highest individual first-class cricket score passes away

  • Kabaddi World Cup Opening ceremony being held in Bathinda, Ludhiana

  • Anna Ushenina of Ukraine defeated Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the women’s World Championship crown and gained the title for the year 2012

  • Former Australian Cricket Team captain, Ricky Ponting announces retirement from International Test Cricket

  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni released a book on former Indian opener Pankaj Roy titled “Pankaj,Bengal’s Forgotten Hero”

  • Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand wins $300,000 Hero women’s Indian Open at the DLF Country Club, defeating defending champion Caroline Hedwall

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspends the membership of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for holding elections by ignoring the IOC warnings

  • Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland wins the World Challenge Golf Tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, defeating Keegan Bradley

  • Air India beat Bharat Petroleum to lift the 23rd Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament

  • Ministry of Sports de-recognizes Indian Amateur Boxing Federation & Archery Association of India

  • England Cricket team captain, Mr.Alistair Cook becomes the youngest player in the history of Test Cricket to score 7000 runs

  • Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers becomes the youngest player to reach the milestone of 30000 career points in NBA Basketball

  • Argentine Foot ball team Captain and the star-striker of FC Barcelona, Lionell Messi becomes the player to score most goals in a calendar year, breaking the earlier record of West German Gerd Mueller

  • Australia lifts the Champions Trophy 2012 Hockey Tournament Title defeating Netherlands by 2-1 in the finals

  • Yahoo and NBC Sports Group join hands to promote each other’s sports news on Internet and Television media

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