Sports Events & World Championship Venues

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Sports Events includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports events such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports events allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Sport is generally recognised as the system of activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition, and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.

Sports Events is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.

List of Upcoming International Sports Events & World Championship Venues:

Commonwealth Games:-

  • Commonwealth Games (21st): Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia (2018)
  • Commonwealth Games (22nd): Durban, South Africa (2002)

 

Asian Games:-

  • Asian Winter Games: Sapporo, Japan (2017)
  • Asian Games (18th): Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)

 

Hockey:-

  • Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy: Argentina (2016)
  • Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy: United Kingdom (2016)
  • Men’s Hockey World Cup: India (2018)
  • Women’s Hockey World Cup: England (2018)
  • Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy: Netherlands (2018)
  • Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy: Argentina (2018)

 

Cricket:-

  • The First World Test Championship: England (2017)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup (12th): England (2019)
  • One Day Women’s World Cup: New Zealand (2021)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup (13th), India (2023)

 

Olympic Games: –

  • Winter Youth Olympics: Lillhammer, Norway (2016)
  • Olympic Games (31st): Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (2016)
  • Winter Olympics & Paralympics (23rd): Pyeongchang, South Korea (2018)
  • Summer Youth Olympics: Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018)
  • Olympic Games (32nd): Tokoyo, Japan (2020)

 

Football:-

  • UEFA Euro Cup: France (2016)
  • FIFA Under-17 World Cup: India (2017)
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Russia (2017)
  • FIFA Under-20 World Cup: South Korea (2017)
  • FIFA World Cup (21st): Russia (2018)
  • AFC Asian Cup: UAE (2019)
  • Copa America: Brazil (2019)
  • UEFA Euro Cup: Pan Europe (2020)
  • FIFA World Cup (22nd): Qatar (2022)
  • Copa America: Ecuador (2023)

 

Summer Olympics:-

  • 2012 – London, UK
  • 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2020 – Tokyo, Japan

 

Women Cricket World Cup:-

  • 2013 – India (Winner- Australia)
  • 2017 – England
  • 2021 – New Zealand

 

Women ICC World T-20 World Cup:-

  • 2014 – Bangladesh (Winner- Australia)
  • 2016 – India (Winner – West Indies)
  • 2018 – West Indies.
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