It has been two months since year 2018 has begun, it has been a roller coaster ride for news from all the aspects. Celebrities are also looked upto as an idol figure also their lives are always under the lens. Entertainment news 2018 has been abuzz with new updates every now and then. Celebrity Gossips are always cropping up every now and then. Sports is the area which never has any dull moment. Popular Sports news in the year 2018 is as follows:
Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand won the Taj Memorial rapid chess title in Moscow, Russia by defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel.
Rashid Khan from Afghanistan has become the youngest captain in the International cricket history at the age of just 19. Interestingly he holds ICC No.1 ranks for bowlers in both ODIs and T20s and youngest ever player to achieve this.
XXIII Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The motto of winter Olympics was “Passion Connected”. Soohorang, a white tiger and Bandabi, an Asian black bear was the official mascot for this event. In this event Norway topped the medal tally with 39 medals, including 14 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze. Germany and Canada claimed 2nd and 3rd spot with 31 and 11 medals. Russia reenters Olympic member as none of the Russian athlete tested positive for dope test. Russia was banned by the IOC over the state sponsored doping.
Vinesh Phogat has settled for Silver medal in the 50 kg freestyle completion at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in Kyrgyzstan. Vinesh Phogat belong from Haryana, India.
Laureus World Sportsmen of the year 2017: Twenty –times Grand Slam Champion, 36-year-old Swiss Roger Federer won this prestigious award.
Laureus World Sportswomen of the year 2017: Won by winner of 23 grand slams, Serena Williams, ace tennis player from USA. The award ceremony was held in Monaco.
Both tennis players Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the source of inspiration to youngsters from all over the world. They are like shining stars in the field of tennis.