The Kolkata Police in West Bengal busted a racket of fiver people, for betting during the ongoing IPL 2022, between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The accused were arrested from Eden Gardens Stadium, where the LSG V/S RCB match was being held, confirmed police on May 26. They collected seven mobile phones and registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and WB Gambling Act.
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Assistant police inspector Subhash Pujari will participate in the 80 kg weight category for Mr. Asia 2022 cup, scheduled in the Maldives from July 15 to July 21. Besides, he is also selected for Mr. World bodybuilding competition from December 6 to December 12 in Phuket, Thailand. The Indian Bodybuilding Federation and Himachal Pradesh Bodybuilding Federation selected Pujari after a test. Furthermore, he participated in several contest and… read-more
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ordered all the government-run sports facilities to remain functional for athletes till 10 pm. On May 26, Kejriwal reacted to a story of "The Indian Express" with the headline "Stadium is emptied, athletes told to leave so that IAS officer can walk a dog. Notably, Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia issued an order through tweet, directing all sports facilities to be open till 10 pm.
The BBC apologized to viewers on May 24 when the headline "Manchester United are rubbish" flashed on their ticker during a television news show. During coverage of the French Open tennis event, the headline was displayed at the bottom of the screen. Annita McVeigh, a BBC presenter, later apologized on the live show, explaining that the headline was made when somebody was learning how to operate the ticker.
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Young Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa reached the final of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters tournament. He became the first Indian to reach finals after he defeated Dutch GM Anish Giri in a match. On May 25, Young Grandmaster scored 3.5-2.5, after the four-game rapid online semifinal. After Giri, R Praggnanadhaa will play against Ding Liren of China. Meanwhile, on his tremendous game, Praggnanadhaa's coach RB Ramesh… read-more
The UK government has approved Todd Boehly's proposed purchase of Chelsea Football Club. Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, revealed she had given a license allowing the agreement on May 24, shortly after it was approved by Premier League. In early March, he put the London club up for sale following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow refers to as a "special military operation."
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Aamir Khan’s upcoming film "Laal Singh Chaddha" trailer will be released during an IPL match finals, announced producer and actor of the film, Aamir Khan. The film's trailer will be released during the second strategic timeout of 2.03 minutes, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29. This is said to be a unique strategy to promote the movie starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aamir Khan, and Mona Singh.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually inaugurated the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in 90 schools on May 24. The International Olympic Committee created the OVEP as a practical set of resources. CM Naveen Patnaik remarked that this was the start of a new Olympic movement in India. The program's goal is to spread this value-based education so that children may grow up to be active, healthy, and responsible citizens.
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Indian athlete Manu Bhaker said, India should boycott Commonwealth Games 2022. On May 24, the ace pistol player expressed disappointment over the exclusion of shooting and said, "If we want shooting to be included then I think the Indian team should boycott the tournament and this will make a bold statement." Recently, Manu Bhaker won three gold, two silver medals at ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl.
China Uses Sports To Justify Human Rights Violations, Improve Its Image & Self-Esteem: Tibetan Activist
Chemi Lhamo, a Tibetan activist claimed that China is using sports to legitimize its "Human Rights violations and fake promises" during a meeting at the Human Rights Foundation Oslo Freedom Forum in New York. He claims that China utilized the 2008 and 2022 Olympics to improve its global reputation. He highlighted that China is utilizing sports to improve its image and self-esteem.