General Awareness Sports & Games | Questions & Answers | Notes
Sports and Related Terms
Angled drive, serve, bird, deuce, double drop, fault, let, lob, love all, smash
Ball, basket, blocking, dribbling, free throw, held ball, holding, jump ball, multiple throws, pivot.
Base, bunting, battery, diamond, hitter, home, pitcher, pullout, strike.
Baulk line, break, bolting, Cannon, cue, hazard, in- off, jigger, long jenney, pot, scratch, screw back, short jenney, spot stroke.
Auxiliary point system, babit punch, defence, hook, jab, knock out, slam.
Auction, Chicane, declarer, dummy, grand slam, nortrumps, revoke, ruff, suit.
Bishop, capture, castling, checkmate, en passant, gambit, king, knight, pawn, queen, rook, stalemate.
Ashes, boundary, bowling, catch, chinaman, crease, duck, follow on, googly, gully, hat-trick, hit wicket, l.b.w., no ball, off break, on drive, pitch, rubber, silly point, square leg, stone walling, yorker, wicket.
Hoops, mallet, peg out.
Advantage clause, blind side, corner kick, dribble, free kick, marking, off side, penalty kick, throw in tripping.
Bogey, bunker, caddie, dormy, fairway, four some, greed holes, links, par, putt, tee, threesome.
A-bars, ariel, blocks cone of swing, dish, giants, inlocate, kip, planche, tariff, tumble, wrap.
Bully, corner, flick, free-hit, roll in, scoop, short corner, stick, striking circle, tackle, tie breaker.
Jockey, punter, steeplechase.
Chui, dan, dojo, gyaku, ippon, randori, yoshi, yuko.
Dachi, gedan, jion, koka, shiro, ude, zen-no.
Bunker, chukker, mallet
Bow, bucket, cow, feather, paddle, regatta.
Trackle, lines, scrum, touch, try.
Bag, bull’s eye, marks- manship, muzzle, plug.
Back-stroke, breast-stroke, butterfly-stroke, crawl, free stroke.
• Table Tennis
Antiloop, backspin, chop, loop, penhold, grip, twiddle.
Ace, backhand, stroke, deuce, fault, let, love, volley.
Ace, blocking, doubling, heave, holding, spike, service.
Half nelson, head lock, heave, hold, rebouts, scissor.
Cups and Trophies Associated with Sports and Games
• Air Racing
Jawaharlal Challenge Trophy
Schneider Cup (Sea plane race in UK)
Amrit Diwan Cup
Basalat Jha Trophy
Todd Memorial Trophy
William Jones Cup
American Cup (Hachtracing)
Wellington Trophy (India)
Aspy Adjahia Trophy
Ruia Gold Cup
Anthony Demellow Trophy
Benson and Hedges Cup
Charminar Challenge Cup
C.K. Nayudu Trophy
Ghulam Ahmed Trophy
Jawaharlal Nehru Cup
Prudential Cup (World Cup)
Sheesh Mahal Trophy
Vijay Hazare Trophy
Vijay Merchant Trophy
DCMCup Durand Cup
Great Wall Cup
Jules Rimet Trophy (World Cup)
Lai Bahadur Shastri Trophy
Nehru Gold Cup
Nizam Gold Cup
Todd Memorial Trophy
Indira Gandhi Trophy
Rajiv Gandhi Trophy
Muthiah Gold Cup
Agha Khan Cup
Allwyn Asia Cup
Azian Shah Cup
Bombay Gold Cup
Dhyan Chand Trophy
Guru Nanak Cup
Indira Gandhi Gold Cup
Kuppuswamy Naidu Cup
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup
Modi Gold Cup
Obaidullah Gold Cup
Rene Frank Trophy
Scindia Gold Cup
North Wales Cup
Welsh Grand Prix
. Table Tennis
Berna Bellack Cup
Corbillion Cup (Women)
Electra Gold Cup
Jayalaxmi Cup (Women)
Pethapuram Cup (Men)
Swaythling Cup (Men)
Shivanthi Gold Cup
. Yacht Racing
• The first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, founded by the Frenchman Baron de coubertin.
• They are held every four years.
• Women first competed in 1900.
• The first separate winter games celebration was in 1924, beginning in i994, the winter games will take place between summer games celebration.
• The Olympic motto is Citius, Allius, Fortivs meaning Surfer Higher and stronger composed by Father Dixon in 1897, and introduced in 1920 for the first time.
|Year||Summer Games||Winter Games|
|1904||St. Louis, USA||–|
|1924||Paris, France||Chamonix France|
|1928||Amsterdam,The Netherlands||St. Mortiz Switzerland|
|1932||Los Angeles, USA||Lake Placid, USA|
|1948||London, UK||St. Moritz, Switzerland|
|1952||Helsinki, Finland||Oslo, Norway|
|1956||Mellbourne, Australia||Cortina, Italy|
|1960||Rome, ItalySquare||Valley, USA|
|1964||Tokyo, Japan||Innsbruck, Austria|
|1968||Mexico City, Mexico||Grenoble, France|
|1972||Munich, Germany||Sapporo Japan|
|1980||Moscow, Russia||Lake PlacidUSA|
|1984||Los Angeles, USA||SarajevoYugoslavia|
|2002||–||Salt Lake City, USA|
• First held as the British Empire Games in 1930.
• They take place every four years and between Olympic celebrations.
• They became the British Empire and commonwealth Games in 1954
The current title was adopted in 1970.
Asian Games Motto
Ever onward (coined by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru)
A bright full rising Sun with interlocking rings.
World Cup (Football)
• The largest single sporting event in the world is the World Cup Football tournament.
• The first edition was held in 1930.
• The 1998 World Cup, the latest edition was held in France; France emerged winner by defeating Brazil.
• The World Cup is now officially called the Jules-Rimet Cup.