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Year Ender 2018 | What made news in Sports this Year?

By Siddharth Gupta
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Year Ender 2018 | What made news in Sports this Year?
Source: Birmingham News

Oh, an even-numbered year! What a delight it is for every sports fan, if the Euro Cup or the FIFA World Cup set the ball rolling, Olympics or the mouth-watering occurrences of Commonwealth and Asian Games always introduce stories which have a lifetime impact on the viewers.

Like every year, 2018 was packed with a lot of actions and excitement, though this time there were several moments which shook the sporting arena.

Here we list some events that made the year 2018 a mixed bag.


Australian Open

Source: The New Daily


  • Roger Federer won a record 20th Grand Slam Title, retained the title after beating Marin Cilic in the final.
Source: Reuters
  • Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam!


2018 Winter Olympics (PyeongChang)

Source: Vox
  • Norway topped the table, setting a new record for most medals won in one Winter Olympics.


IBSF Snooker Team World Cup

Source: scroll.in


  • Pankaj Advani and Manan thrashed Pakistan to win the inaugural edition of the tournament

#SandpaperGate Ball-tampering scandal

Source: SportsWizi
  • Steven Smith, David Warner banned from playing international cricket domestic cricket for 12 months, Cameron Bancroft banned for 9 months.
  • Darren Lehmann called quits as the head coach of the Australian Cricket team.


2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast)

Source: DekhNews
  • India gave a spirited performance and came third with 26 Golds
  • Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu was the flag-bearer


Indian Premier League

Source: Rediff
  • Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings return after serving a two-year suspension
  • Chennai Super King won their third title, the Royals came fourth.


Afghanistan Vs India

Source: DNA India
  • Afghanistan played their first Test match after ICC awarded Test status in 2017
  • India won by a record 262 runs and an innings
  • The test ended in two days


2018 FIFA World Cup (Russia)

Source: Mid-Day
  • France won the biggest trophy in world football
  • Defeated Croatia in finals
  • Didier Deschamps became the third manager to win World Cup both as player and manager


2018 Asian Games (Jakarta, Palembang)

  • For the first time ever games were hosted in two different cities
  • India came 8th in the medal tally, winning 15 medals


2018 US Open

Source: Birmingham News
  • Djokovic wins the 14th Grand Slam, tieing Pete Sampras
  • Naomi Osaka became first Japan’s able-bodied Grand Slam Singles winner


Afghanistan Premier League

Source: The National
  • Afghanistan Cricket Board held the inaugural edition in UAE
  • Balkh Legends won the 5-team tournament
  • Hazratullah slammed six sixes in an over


World Chess Championship 2018 (London)

Source: NDTV
  • World number 1 Magnus Carlsen won the tournament for the fourth time
  • After a gruelling 12 drawn games, Magnus defeated Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in tie-breaker


Hockey World Cup (Bhubaneswar)

Source: India Today
  • Belgium won the title for the first time
  • Despite putting a great show, the hosts, India, had to go medal-less

Ballon d’Or

  • Luka Modric won the prestigious award for the best player
  • Ada Hegerberg of Norway won the Féminin award
  • Kylian Mbappé adjudged best under-21
Source: CTV News

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