Current Affairs June 2019 - Sports


1 - Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur to win Champions League trophy

Champions League Trophy

In Football, Liverpool breezed past Tottenham at Madrid to win the Champions League for the sixth time. In the all-English showpiece, the Reds got the better of Spurs with a 2-nil win. Mohamed Salah put Liverpool in front after just two minutes when he converted a penalty following a handball by Moussa Sissoko.

Last season, Liverpool had lost to Real Madrid, 1-3, at Kiev.

2 - Indian Jr. Women's Hockey Team Clinch Cantor Fitzgerald U21

Hockey Cantor Fitzgerald

The Indian junior women's hockey team clinched the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final at Dublin, Ireland.

The win meant India ended the tournament with an unblemished record. With three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.

3 - Sidharth Rawat Wins ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Title

Sidharth Rawat Tennis

Third seed Sidharth Rawat defeated Rio Noguchi of Japan to clinch his maiden title in the$25,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament. The tournament was held in Thailand.


4 - Sunil Chhetri Becomes Most Capped India Player

Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia's 107 international matches.

In his milestone match of the King's Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand, he scored the lone goal for his side for his 69th goal.


5 - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Starts In France

FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women's national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019.

The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event, the first time the country will host the tournament.

6 - Yuvraj Singh Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from international cricket, ending a roller-coaster career during which he became the hero of India's 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer.

The 37-year-old cricketer announced his decision in Mumbai. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He put together 1900 runs in the longest format, and 8701 in the one-dayers, the format in which he enjoyed the most success.

7 - French Open 2019 Concludes: Complete List of Winners

French Open Winners

The 2019 French Open (also known as Roland Garros) was a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 123rd edition of the French Open. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal was the defending champion in the Men's Singles and won his 12th French Open title. Ashleigh Barty of Australia won the Women's Singles Category after defeating Marketa Vondrousova.

Sr.No Event Winner Runner-Up
1 Men's singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) Austria Dominic Thiem
2 Women's singles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)
3 Men's doubles Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Andreas Mies (Germany) Jeremy Chardy (France) and Fabrice Martin (France)
4 Women's doubles Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) Duan Yingying (China) and Zheng Saisai (China)
5 Mixed doubles Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia) Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)

8 - Lewis Hamilton Wins Canadian Grand Prix 2019

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton secures a record-breaking seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was penalised for dangerous driving.




9 - Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs

Virat Kohli

The 417 innings to reach the milestone and bettered the time taken by legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. India captain reached the milestone the score of 37 in India’s 6th match in World Cup tournament against West Indies.

He scored 18,963 runs in international cricket before the innings and needed a further 37 to reach the 20,000 run mark. He has 416 innings (131 Tests, 223 ODIs and 62 T20Is).

10 - Narinder Batra elected as IOC member

Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

He secured 58 votes out of 62.

Narinder Batra has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC. He is heading a National Olympic Committee He also belongs to the international federation. He is the first Indian to have this distinction.

About Indian Olympic Association

Headquarters New Delhi, India

President Narinder Dhruv Batra

Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta

11 - Sofia Kenin won the Mallorca Open Title 2019

Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin of the United States won the Mallorca Open Title 2019. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland with 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4 points in the finals. The 4th edition of the tournament was held at Santa Ponsa Tennis Club in Mallorca, Spain.

This was her second WTA (Women's Tennis Association) singles title of the season.

About Mallorca Open Title 2019

Champion: United States Sofia Kenin

Runner-up: Switzerland Belinda Bencic.

12 - Italy won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo. The Winter Games will happen from 6 February to 22 February in 2026. Italy beat off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden. Italy won the bid bythe approval of the IOC members by 47 votes to 34.

Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics twice. It first hosted Olympics in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo and then in 2006 in Turin. It has been estimated that the Games will generate five billion euros ($5.69 billion) and create 20,000 jobs.

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be staged in Beijing.

13 - India proposes to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

IOC Session in Mumbai

India proposed to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai.

It is expected to choose the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani submitted the formal bid to the IOC chief Thomas.2022-2023 is the 75th year of Indian Independence and Indian sports are celebrated in India in a better way.

Batra is elected as a new IOC member.IOC Session is the general meeting of the 100members.It is held once a year where each member has one vote.

The IOC decisions are final. The extraordinary Sessions are convened by the IOC President. India planned to host the ongoing session but they lost to the Italian city of Milan. IOC rule prohibits host city candidates being elected in their home country. The Italian city named as host of 2026 Winter Olympics.

About International Olympic Committee

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

Membership: 95 active members

Honorary President: Belgium Jacques Rogge

President: Germany Thomas Bach.

14 - Indian women's hockey team won FIH Series

Women's Hockey Team

Indian Women's Hockey team won the FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) He defeated Japan 3-1 in the finals held at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium, Japan.

Indian team Captain Rani Rampal scored the first goal in the 3rd minute and Gurjit Kaur scored goals at the 45th and 60th minutes.

Japan's Kanon Mori scored the goal for the team. Gurjit Kaur emerged as World No. 9 Indian team qualified for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019

About FIH/International

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

President: Narinder Batra

Founded: 7 January 1924.

15 - IOC inaugurated its $145 million new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne Switzerland

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurated 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) named Olympic House in a ceremony. It is held at the lakeside grounds of Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It is inaugurated exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games.The newly built headquarters designed by architecture firm 3XN of Denmark. It is built of 95% of the old materials. The signature feature of the new building is a central staircase. Around 500 IOC employees under one roof.

IOC members gathered in Lausanne to choose the 2026 Winter Games host among Milan-Cortina from Italy and Stockholm from Sweden.

About IOC

President: Thomas Bach

Founders: Pierre de Coubertin, Demetrius Vikelas

16 - Cricket Australia signs a multi-year partnership with HCL

HCL Cricket Australia

Indian multinational information technology service HCL Technologies (Hindustan Computers Limited, HCL) signed a multi-year deal with Cricket Australia (CA), the administrative body of Australian Cricket. India's third largest sports deal, Accenture was working with Cricket Australia

A five-year deal from November 2013. HCL becomes the digital technology partner of Australia (CA). The company will help CA more fans, cricketers, fans, employees, and volunteers through digital experience around the world. HCL build CA's digital products such as Cricket Australia Live App,

Cricket Australia's fan following gradually increased upto 20 million per year.

About HCL

CEO: C Vijayakumar

Founded: 11 August 1976

17 - Indian Gymnast, Pranati Nayak won bronze at 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Pranati Nayak

India's Pranati Nayak won a bronze medal at the Senior Asian Artistic Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is from West Bengal. She got qualified for finals.

She secured sixth place and came up with a score of 13.384 to win the bronze medal.

She scored 13.400 and 13.367 in the first and second vault score recently.


18 - Women's cricket nominated for inclusion at 2022 Commonwealth Games

CGF Birmingham

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) nominated the inclusion of women's cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

International Cricket Council (ICC) in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) presented the compelling case for women's cricket to become part of the Commonwealth Games programme.

Beach Volleyball and para table tennis were also nominated for inclusion in the 2022 edition.

ICC Chief Executive: Manu Sawhney

About Commonwealth Games

2022 Venue: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nations participating: 73

2018 Commonwealth Games was held in Gold Coast, Australia.

The first official Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada.

19 - World Archery appoints Bindra to sort AAI trouble

World Archery appointed Abhinav Bindra to sort out the ongoing mess in the Archery Association of India (AAI).

AAI violated the constitution by unanimously electing two parallel bodies in Chandigarh and New Delhi. Archery Association of India (AAI) is the national governing body of archery in India. Its headquarters are located in New Delhi. Its current president is Arjun Munda

About Archery Association of India (AAI)

Founded: 8 August 1973

Location: New Delhi

President: Mr. Arjun Munda

Secretary: Mr. Virendra Sachdeva

20 - England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes in an ODI

Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes (17) in an One Day International (ODI). He achieved this record during his 71-ball 148-run knock against Afghanistanin World Cup on 18 June 2019. Morgan was assisted by Joe Root in the 189-run partnership for the third wicket during which Root made 88 runs off 82 balls.

Previous records

The previous record for most sixes (16 sixes) was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. England ended up with the 6th highest team total in a World Cup match with 397 for 6 in 50 overs after they opted to bat first at Old Trafford cricket ground.

21 - Bronze for India in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics meet

Annu Rani

Annu Rani won the women’s javelin bronze in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike athletics meet,

Croatia’s Sara Kolak took the gold and Slovenia’s Martina Ratej bagged the silver.

About Annu Rani

She is a Javelin thrower from Uttar Pradesh. She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.

A not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes. She finished eighth a best of 56.37 meters in the final. At the Asian Games in Incheon South Korea, she won the bronze medal with a throw of 59.53 meters.

22 - PU Chitra and Sreeshankar strikes Gold & Johnson wins silver at Folksam Grand Prix 2019

Pu Chitra

Asian champion PU Chitra of India won a gold medal in women's 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019. The event held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She did her clocking 4 minutes 12.65 seconds (4:12.659).

She defeated Mercy Cherono of Kenya who finished a former IAAF World Cross Country champion. She is a silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships. 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson from India won a silver medal in men's 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix by clocking 3:39.69. She finished behind Sweden's Andreas Almgren (3:39.68s).

23 - India name 23-member squad for Asian Junior Badminton Championship

Badminton Championship

India named a 23-member squad to represent the country at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship.

The tournament will be held in Suzhou, China.

Boys' singles challenge by Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang.

An impressive total of 1000 points by virtue of a fine run in the domestic circuit.

The girls' team led by Malvika Bansod of the Airport Authority of India.

She topped the list with 1000 points. Ishaan Bhatnagar and Vishnuvardhan Goud lead India's challenge in the boys' doubles competition, while Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto the ones to watch out for in girls' doubles.