Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka picked up the 2021 Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards
Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka picked up the 2021 Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on 6th may 2021.
Laureus World Sports Award
The Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year is an annual award honouring the achievements of individual men from the world of sports. It was first awarded in 2000 as one of the seven constituent awards presented during the Laureus World Sports Awards. The awards are presented by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Sources : The Hindu
Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s. Sachin Tendulkar was named the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s and Kapil Dev the best for the 1980s. Sir Vivian Richards claimed the prize in the 1970s while Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan got the nod for the 2000s.
About Wisden Cricketers' Almanack publication
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. Wisden was founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden. Its annual publication has continued uninterrupted to the present day, making it the longest running sports annual in history.
The second edition of 'Khelo India Winter Games' started from 26th February to 2nd March, 2021. The event has been organised by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in collaboration with the J&K Sports Council and the Winter Games Association of J&K. The sports activities will include alpine skiing, nordic ski, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice hockey, ice skating, ice stock etc. 27 States, Union Territories and Boards are sending their teams to participate in the games.
About Khelo India Winter Games
Established : 2020
Organiser : Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Khelo India Winter Games are the national level multidisciplinary grassroot winter games of India started since 2020. Events include snow skiing, snow rugby, snow ice stock, snow baseball, snow mountaineering, snow shoe, ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating.
Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium has become the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators. President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium on February 24, 2021. the stadium was not only the largest in the world but also provides world-class facilities for various sporting activities. The stadium showcases the aspirations and capabilities of the New India that has made a strong mark on the world stage.
Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium
The stadium initially constructed in 1982 with a seating capacity of 49,000 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Expansion of Stadium took over in 63 acres, the stadium has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore and with a seating capacity for 1,32,000 spectators, it has surpassed the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate 90,000.
Ankita Raina, partnering Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova, won WTA 250 doubles title by beating Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova of Russia in the final of the Phillip Island Trophy tennis tournament on 19 Feb 2021.The win is the biggest of Ankita’s career, making her India’s first WTA champion since Sania Mirza. When the new rankings are released on 15 Feb 2021, she is set to break into the top-100.
About WTA 250 tournaments
WTA 250 tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis Association tour, implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2021. As of 2021, WTA 250 tournaments include events with prize money of approximately $250,000.