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    World's Major Sports Events and Their Upcoming Venue - PSC GK

    Worlds Major Sports Events and Their Upcoming Venue PSC GK


    General Awareness Section is very important to prepare well for the PSC, Banking and SSC Exams. The GK Section has a decent weightage and you can score good marks without investing much time. it is important that you are well-versed with topics from Geography, Science, History, Environment and Sports as nowadays questions from Static GK are asked more than Current Affairs. Read the article below that will help you with the List of major sports events for your exam preparation.

    Olympic Games

    ● It's world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.
    ● The first modern Olympics games were held in 
    Athens, Greece, in 1896.
    ● International Olympic Committee (IOC) 
    headquarter - Lausanne, Switzerland.
    ● IOC President - Thomas Bach

    Summer Olympic Games

    ● Also known as Games of the Olympiad
    ● Venue of Summer Olympic Games 2016 – Rio de 
    Janeiro, Brazil 
    ● Venue of Summer Olympic Games 2020 – Tokyo, 
    Japan
    ● Venue of Summer Olympic Games 2024 – Paris, 
    France

    Winter Olympic Games

    ● The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in the year 1924.
    ● Venue of Winter Olympic Games 2014 – Sochi, 
    Russia. 
    ● Venue of Winter Olympic Games 2018 –
    Pyeongchang, South Korea. 
    ● Venue of Winter Olympic Games 2022 – Beijing, 
    China.

    ASIAN GAMES

    ● Venue of Asian Games 2018 - Jakarta-Palembang, 
    Indonesia. 
    ● Venue of Asian Games 2022 – Hangzhou, China.
    ● Venue of Asian Games 2026 – Nagoya, Japan.

    Commonwealth Games - CWG 

    ●It's an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
    ● 71 teams currently participate in the Commonwealth Games. (Total members of the Commonwealth of Nations is 53, )
    ● Venue of CWG Games 2010 – New Delhi, India. 
    ● Venue of CWG Games 2014 – Glasgow, Scotland.
    ● Venue of CWG Games 2018 – Gold Coast, 
    Australia. 
    ● Venue of CWG Games 2022 – Birmingham, 
    England.

    FIFA World Cup 

    ● Fédération Internationale de Football Association 
    (FIFA) headquarter - Zürich, Switzerland. 
    ● President of FIFA - Gianni Infantino.
    ● The first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930
    ● Venue of FIFA World Cup 2014 – Brazil. 
    ● Venue of FIFA World Cup 2018 – Russia. 
    ● Venue of FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar.

    FIFA Women's World Cup 

    ● The first Women's world cup was held in China in the year 1991
    ● Venue of FIFA World Cup 2015 – Canada.
    ● Venue of FIFA World Cup 2019 – France.

    FIFA U-17 World Cup 

    ● Venue of FIFA (U-17) World Cup 2015 – Chile.
    ● Venue of FIFA (U-17) World Cup 2017 – India.
    ● The tournament marked the first time India have hosted a FIFA tournament

    ICC WORLD Cup 

    ● International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarter - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
    ● President of ICC – Zaheer Abbas.
    ● Chairman of ICC – Shashank Manohar.
    ● CEO – David Richardson. 
    ● The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975.
    ● Venue of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. 
    ● Venue of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – Australia &  New Zealand. 
    ● Venue of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England,  Wales.
    ● Venue of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – India.

    T-20 World Cup 

    ● The first T20 World Cup was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007. 
    ● India won the first T20 world cup title after defeating Pakistan in the final.
    ● West Indies won the T20 World Cup title two times. 
    ● West Indies wont the title in 2016 after defeating England in the final. 
    ● Venue of World Cup 2014 – Bangladesh. 
    ● Venue of World Cup T20 2016– India. 
    ● Venue of World Cup 2020 – Australia.

    WOMEN'S WORLD Cup 

    ●The first Women’s World Cup was held in England in  1973, two years before the inaugural men's tournament. England won the title by defeating Australia in the final.
    ●Australia has been the most successful team in the  Women’s World Cup, with 6 titles and 3 runners up. England won the Women’s World Cup in 2017 by defeating India in the final. 
    ● Venue of ICC Women Cricket World Cup 2013 – India. 
    ● Venue of ICC Women Cricket World Cup 2017 – England. 
    ● Venue of ICC Women Cricket World Cup 2021 – New Zealand

    ICC WOMEN'S T20 

    ● The first Women’s T20 World Cup was held in England in 2009. 
    ● England won the first T20 world cup title after defeating New Zealand in the final.
    ● Australia has been the most successful team in the Women’s World Cup, with 3 titles and 1 runners  up.
    ● West Indies won the title in 2016 after defeating Australia in the final. 
    ● Venue of World Cup 2014 – Bangladesh. 
    ● Venue of World Cup T20 2016– India.
    ● Venue of World Cup T20 2018– West Indies
    ● Venue of World Cup 2020 – Australia.

    HOCKEY Men's World Cup 

    ● International Hockey Federation (IHF) headquarter - Lausanne, Switzerland. 
    ● President of IHF - Narinder Batra. 
    ● Venue of Hockey Men’s World Cup 2010 – New Delhi, India. 
    ● Venue of Hockey Men’s World Cup 2014 – The Hague, Netherlands. 
    ● Venue of Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 – Bhubaneswar, India.

    HOCKEY Women's World Cup 

    ● Venue of Hockey WOMEN'Sen’s World Cup 2010 – Rosario, Argentina. 
    ● Venue of Hockey WOMEN'S World Cup 2014 – The Hague, Netherlands. 
    ● Venue of Hockey WOMEN'S World Cup 2018 – London, England.

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