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Current Affairs 2017 : Latest Sports Events

Latest Sports Events 2017

  • On 3rd Feb 2017, Iran has banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition slated from 16th of this month in the western city of Kermanshah. The action was in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iran, among seven Muslim countries. 
    • Note : The Freestyle World Cup held in Iran is one of the most prestigious competitions in all of international wrestling. After a gap of nearly 20 years, US freestyle wrestlers have been competing in the event since the 1998 Takhti Cup.
  • Japan's Olympic organising committee has mentioned that Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones. 
    • Note : The project hopes to promote sustainability and reduce costs. Members of gave the idea to the government officials and companies. 
  • India Under-19 hammered England Colts by seven wickets in the third One-dayer in Mumbai taking a 2- 1 lead in the five-match series. Having restricted England Under-19 to 215, India achieved the target in the 45th over, losing just three wickets in the process. 
  • Iran has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers after the discriminative restrictions on Iranian nationals traveling to the U.S. were suspend-ed by a U.S. federal judge.
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