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Saudi Arabia grants permission girls to play sports in Public Schools

Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Education Ministry permits girls to participate in sports in public schools. s a part of physical education, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of education on Tuesday took prominent decisions about girls playing sports in public schools. This decision comes after many years of Women fighting for greater rights and access to sports in accordance with Islamic regulations.

Girls playing sports in Saudi Arabia is always been a controversial topic for many years. Due to the suppression of female participation in sport by conservative Islamic Religious authorities.

The initiative taken by Saudi, to allow girls to play sports is considered one of the significant steps in Saudi Arabia. Four years ago, Saudi Arabia earlier allowed sports for girls in private schools. With the permission of their parents the idea however worked out.

Despite of increased Opportunities for Saudi women, the restrictions still exists. Women performing exercise is still seen as a non performing act.

Four years ago, Saudi 2012 Summer Olympics team has female athletes for the time ever.

Playing sports has always been a luxury for those women who can afford it and whose families approve it. Many private sports clubs have come up over the years, allowing some women to join in female basketball leagues.

Recently, Saudi Arabia has permitted some licenses for female-only gyms, but the cost of membership is beyond the reach.

The female-only University in the capital, Riyadh has a large gym along with outdoor soccer pitches, running tracks and indoor swimming pools.

The Education Ministry said the decision is taken keeping the Vision 2030 plan in mind, a global government plan to improve society and the economy. It is being headed by the Kingdom’s young heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The main aim of this plan is to encourage all the citizens in sports and other athletic activities. Currently only 13% people in Saudi Arabia exercise once in a week. The government is aiming to increase up to 40%.

NBA Plans to Start up Elite Academy in India Delhi-NCR

NBA Intends to Set up Elite Academy in Delhi-NCR

National Basketball Association (NBA) is planning to set up a residential academy in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region). Satnam Singh Bhamara, when he was 14-years old, travelling alone to the United States to get a place in NBA. At that time, the idea of travelling to the US was one that scared him. He had never been away from his family, friends and teammates for such a long time. However, his thought would help his NBA determinations, and the movie made by the 7 feet man Brought glory and became the first Indian to get enrolled to the NBA picked up by the Dallas Mavericks team.

A year after his achievement another Indian Palpreet Singh Brar would take to the US for training and later he had picked up by the Long Island Nets in the NBA D-League draft. With two Indians get through the NBA barrier following training periods in the US and the NBA’s interest in the country is also growing rapidly.

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Meanwhile, NBA is planning to launch the elite academy in India. NBA vice-president of International Basketball Operations, Brooks Meek says. “The game has never been more popular in India, but after the success of men’s national team, it may increase. So this is the correct time to engage in elite training strategy.”

“NBA India is preparing the groundwork around the National Capital Region (NCR) for about one and half year to set up a training academy in Delhi. A total of 24 boys in the 14-18 age groups will cast around to earn scholarships that will look after their basketball training,” Said Meek.

The better players from the academics in Delhi NCR and China, along with searched talent from around the world. They will sent to Basketball Australia’s Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. NBA Academy is the best in the NBA.

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Kabaddi World Cup 2016: 12 Teams, India Squad List and Complete Details

Kabaddi World Cup 2016

Twelve nations are getting ready to compete for the Kabaddi World Cup 2016. As the India is all set to host the third edition of Kabaddi World Cup 2016, the International Kabaddi Federation officially starts the tournament in the presence captains of 12 competing nations.

It will be the first time that twelve countries will participate at one ground at the newly-equipped stadium known as “The Arena by TranStadia,” Ahmedabad. The International Kabaddi Federation is going to organize Kabaddi World Cup 2016 main event on 6th October.

India has been organizing all last seven seasons and the eighth season is going to happen at Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 7th October to 22 October 2016. Star Sports is the official broadcast of the Kabaddi World Cup tournament in India.

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Pro Kabaddi League is the successful tournament for the last years. The number of viewership has also increased through all the seasons. In India after cricket, that much craze and number of viewers are there only for Kabaddi.

Seven-time champions team India is all gearing up to start the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 journey with India Squad against 11 nations. Indian team is the no.1 team in Kabaddi which has won all seven times till now, so India team will be favourite this year too.

In this year tournament, 12 teams are participating in the Kabaddi World Cup, and in those teams, Poland is going to play for the first time. But among them, India has won seven gold medals in the Kabaddi World Cup history.

The 12 teams that are going to participate in Kabaddi World Cup 2016 are:

  • India
  • United States of America
  • Kenya
  • England
  • Poland
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Korea
  • Japan

Anup Kumar who has been leading the India Squad and he is the experienced player in the team. Other players like Rahul Chaudhary, Manjeet Chillar and Sandeep Narwal who became the star players in Pro Kabaddi League.

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Here is the list of selected 14 India Squad for Kabaddi World Cup 2016

  • Raiders- Anup Kumar (Captain), Rahul Chaudhary, Deepak Hooda, Pardeep Narwal, Jasvir Singh, Ajay Thakur
  • Defenders- Mohit Chillar, Surendra Nadda, Surjeet Singh, D Cherathalan and Kiran Parmar
  • All Rounder- Majeet Chillar, Nitin Tomar, Sandeep Narwal,

The schedule of Kabaddi World Cup 2016 has announced by the officials. India will face with 11 nations, and the first match of the tournament is on 7th October. India will face with South Korea, and the USA will take on Iran.

All the 12 teams divides to two groups of six teams

  • Group A: India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, South Korea and Argentina
  • Group B: Iran, USA, Thailand, Poland, Japan, and Kenya

Star Sports will broadcast all matches live in India and the event also broadcast in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, EU and United Nations.

The first game will be between India and South Korea at will be given live on Star Sports and Hotstar at 8 PM IST.

Great Achievement for Bengaluru’s Pandita as He Signs La Liga Club Contract to Play under 19 Football Matches

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Bangalore’s Pandita has signed a professional contract with La Liga club. He got a place in Under 19 team. The team in which he got placed plays for Division de Honor Juvenile. He will join the squad on Monday and will be apart for the league match that starts this season.

Pandita is an 18-year old boy who plays football. He grew up in the Philippines and got settled in Bengaluru. Since 2009 he settled in this city itself. The young boy got placed in the Spanish team by signing this contract. Division de Honor Juvenile is one of the top football teams in Spain.

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Pandita has expressed his satisfaction over the happenings. He also added that he would strive hard to perform well at all levels of the game. Firstly his priority as a striker is to score as many goals as possible for his team and get recognized.

Pandita said that he has a long way to travel and this is just the beginning. He also aims to get placed in the main team once he gets older.

After signing for La Liga club, he has shown interest to sign for Leganes in his future career building. Pandita has got his training from the best coaches and players. Due to that, he is confident of performing at all levels and with high standards.

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Already 2016-17 has started for the Division de Honor Juvenile team. This is one of the highly competitive leagues. Most of the top clubs like Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play in this league.

Because of the brands that are participating, Pandita thinks that this is the best opportunity for him to prove his skills and get international recognition.

Breaking News: Arnold Palmer, The Golf Legend Dies at 87 in Pittsburgh

Arnold Palmer

Golf Legendary Icon: Latrobe Native Arnold Palmer Dead at 87 in Pittsburgh

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer aged 87, passed away in Pittsburgh. Palmer is an American professional golfer, who considered as the greatest players of all time in the golf history. He has won a thick number of events on both PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dated back to 1955.

Palmer was one of the first Superstar at the TV age and was like a sports world which people had never seen before. Daniel Palmer praised as a role model, an icon, gentlemen at all time. Palmer had won Seven Majors and 62 PGA Tours in his lengthy legendary career.

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Arnold Daniel Palmer left his last breath on Sunday afternoon, September 25th, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. He has been undergoing some heart tests(cardiovascular) since Thursday, and he has weakened his health for last few days.

Palmer’s death was confirmed by Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, to the Media.

Palmer awarded Presidential “Medal of Freedom” by former President George Bush. Arnold began playing golf when he was 3 years. King of Golf, honoured like no another in the history. He is also a Philanthropist and successful business person.

Palmer born to Doris (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome – “Deacon’ Palmer on 10 Sept 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and he was the elder of four children. Palmer has turned as a professional golfer in 1954 and waived his retirement in the year 2006.

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There were signs that Palmer’s health was going down since several years besides he seems to be ok. He took on new poignancy last spring which would prove to be his last. As spotted he was not seen attending some important ceremonies in the past years. His contribution and love to the sport and the desire to out be all apparent.

Palmer has a diehard fan base from the late 50s and 60s earning a name the moniker “Arnie’s Army.” Palmer was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012.

“King of Golf” was given tribute by pouring love and respects to this great golfer on social media including from his long-time friend Jack Nicklaus, fans paying him respects, saying goodbyes.

Best Quotes of “Golf King” Arnold Palmer

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: it’s called an eraser.

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.

Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.

I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

You must play boldly to win.