IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Winter Games

IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The next Winter Olympics will now include: women’s monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboardcross. Women’s ice hockey will grow by two teams to become a 10-nation lineup.

Men’s hockey team to be a part of TOPS

The Mission Olympic Cell of Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has included Men’s Hockey team under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The 18 team members will be provided with a monthly allowance of ` 50,000 each. TOPS was launched in 2015 by Ministry of Sports with National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) with the aim supporting potential medal prospects for Olympics.

Six CWG stars join TOPS

Six Commonwealth Games medallists from the track and field, shooting and weightlifting disciplines were inducted into the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The objective of TOPS, launched by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, is to identify & support the potential medal prospects for 2020 Olympic Games. The selected athletes are provided financial assistance for their training.

Neeraj breaks own National record

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has broke his own national record by clearing a distance of 87.43m to finish 4th at the Diamond League series. Chopra, who recently won a gold at Commonwealth Games was up against the likes of Olympic champion Thomas Rohler &World champion Johannes Vetter. Chopra had set the earlier record of 86.48m when he won a gold medal in 2016 World Junior Championships.

Tennis: Ankita Raina included in TOPS

28 : Tennis player Ankita Raina has been included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).She has displayed good form this season both in the Fed Cup and the professional circuit. Ankita recently broke into the top-200, reaching a career-best 197 in the WTA rankings, becoming the third Indian to do so. Before Ankita, Sania and Nirupama Vaidyanathan have made it to the top-200.

India to bid for 2026 Youth Olympics

Indian Olympic Association has decided to bid for 2026 Youth Olympics as well as the 2032 Summer Olympics.The bidding process for 2026 Youth Olympics is likely to start in early part of 2020. Besides India, Thailand has also expressed interest to host the 2026 Youth Olympics. IOC chief Thomas Bach, who is on a 2 day visit to India, said India has the capability to host big Olympic events.

Sushil Kumar won his 3rd straight CWG gold

Indian wrestler and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar bagged his third straight Commonwealth Games gold medal after winning the men’s Freestyle 74 kg event.The 34-year-old wrestler won the final 10-0, having dominated all previous opponents with scorelines of 11-0, 10-0, and 4-0. Sushil has a silver and a bronze in Olympics and was crowned world champion in 2010.

PV Sindhu to be India?s flag-bearer

Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu will be the flag-bearer of Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. It would be the first time in last 3 editions of Commonwealth Games that a badminton player would don the flag-bearer‘s hat. At 2014 Glasgow CWG, Olympics silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar was handed the responsibility of flag-bearer.

NSD to host 8th Theatre Olympics in Mumbai

The National School of Drama (NSD) will host the ?8th Theatre Olympics? at Mumbai in later March. The Mumbai chapter of the 8th Theatre Olympics is organised by the NSD in collaboration with the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Maharashtra. The eighth edition of this global theatre festival is being held in 17 cities. The theme for the eighth edition is ‘Flag of Friendship’.

PM Modi to inaugurate Mary Kom’s academy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’ in Imphal on March 16. Mary Kom was christened ‘Magnificent Mary’ by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) a few years ago for her stellar career, which also includes an Asian Games gold medal. Mary Kom is country‘s only woman boxer with an Olympic medal.

Winter Paralympics officially begin

The largest ever Winter Paralympics were officially inaugurated in freezing conditions at the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. A record 567 athletes from 48 different nations paraded into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium to officially commence the 10-day festival that runs till March 18. A neutral Paralympic athletes team consisting of Russian competitors is also participating.

Shahzar Rizvi sets world record

India‘s Shahzar Rizvi clinched the gold medal with a world record score in his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance. Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10 metre air pistol event‘s final to beat reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz to win the top prize. The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2018 is being held at Guadalajara in Mexico.

IOC Restores Russia?s Olympic Membership

International Olympic Committee has restored Russia‘s Olympic membership, following its suspension from the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang in South Korea. Russia was banned from February‘s Games by the IOC over state-sponsored doping. Before closing ceremony of Winter Olympics, the IOC had stated that the ban would be lifted, as long as there were no more anti-doping violations.

PyeongChang Winter Olympics concludes

26 : The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics concluded with a spectacular closing ceremony.In the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag was handed over to Chinese organisers for the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.With the 2022 Games, Beijing will become the first city in the world to host both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games after hosting the Summer Games in 2008.

Yuzuru Hanyu retains gold medal

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has become the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men’s singles event.Hanyu won the title with 317.85 points, beating compatriot Shoma Uno and multiple world champion Javier Fernandez of Spain to the second and third spots. He also became the 1,000th gold medal winner in the history of Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympic Games Starts In Pyeongchang

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off at Pyeongchang in South Korea. 92 countries are participating in the event.There will be 102 medals up for grabs in Pyeongchang, covering seven sports and 15 disciplines.The ceremony was directed by Song Seung-whan, a South Korean actor.Hosts South Korea also produced a show of unity with neighbours North Korea during the ceremony.

1,218 drones set record at Winter Olympics

As many as 1,218 drones outfitted with LED lights were used during a light show at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.This made a world record for the ‘most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously’.The drones, controlled through an automated software program, flew in sync and created light-up images of Olympic sports and the Olympic rings.

Sindhu finishes as India Open runner-up

Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu finished as runner-up after losing to America’s Beiwen Zhang in the final on Sunday.Zhang defeated world number four Sindhu with a scoreline of 18-21, 21-11, 22-20 and took her head-to-head record against the Indian to 2-3.Sindhu had lifted the India Open title last year by defeating Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

Jo Jo White passes away

Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died.White, who won an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. team in 968, was a seven-time NBA All-Star. He averaged 17.2 points per game over 13 years, also playing for Golden State and the Kansas City Kings before retiring in 1981.

Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title

Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin led Hyderabad Hunters to their maiden Premier Badminton League.The Hunters defeated Viktor Axelsen-led Bengaluru Blasters by 4-3 in the final tie to clinch the glory. A dominant display by Mixed Doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Pia Bernadet helped the Hunters clinch the title.

Anil Khanna to head IOA Fin. Commission

Sports administrator Anil Khanna has been named as the Chairman of Finance Commission of Indian Olympic Association. Khanna-led Finance Commission has Sahdev Yadav, Secretary General, Indian Weightlifting Federation & DK Singh, Secretary, UttarakhandOlympic Association as members. Indian Olympic Association is the body responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at Olympic Games.

Harjinder Singh to be ‘Chef de Mission’

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) appointed Harjinder Singh as the Chef De Mission for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games.Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018. Harjinder Singh is at present the General Secretary in the Ice Hockey Association of India.

North & South Korea agree to hold talks

North and South Korea agreed to hold military talks.North Korea also decided to send a high-ranking delegation and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month. This dialogue will be the first in more than two years.

Meghalaya to hold 39th National Games

Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022.The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government.Meghalaya had made the bid to host the 39th National Games after successfully co-hosting the South Asian Games in 2017.

Sushil Kumar clinches gold

Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar clinched a gold medal at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in South Africa.Sushil defeated New Zealand Akash Khullar via a pinfall in final of 74kg freestyle category to clinch the yellow metal. It was his 1st medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games.With the win he clinched his 5th title at Commonwealth level.

Official Emblems for Beijing 2022 Games

The emblems of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been named “Winter Dream” and “Flight,” respectively.The emblem launching ceremony was held at the National Aquatic Center, which staged the swimming events during the Beijing 2008 Games.In 2022, this venue will be transformed into an ice rink for curling games.

Ghosh & Mane bag Olympic Games quota

Mehuli Ghosh & Tushar Mane have became the 1st Indian shooters to secure women’s & men’s quota places for 2018 Youth Olympic Games.They secured the quota after clinching pole positions on day 2 of the ongoing 10th Asian Championship 10M Rifle/Pistol, being held in Japan. Mehuli struck Gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle while Tushar Mane settled for Bronze in the men’s event to score the quota

Sushil Kumar quits as National Observer

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has quit his role as a National Sports Observer for wrestling a fortnight after Mary Kom stepped down from the same post for boxing.He was among 12 national observers appointed by the then Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Since both the athletes are still active in their respective fields, sports ministry felt that this could be seen as a conflict of interest

IOC bans Russia from Winter Games

Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee.However, the Russian athletes would be able to take part in the Games, as independent competitors under the Olympic flag.The punishment is the culmination of a 3 year investigation into state-sponsored doping leading up to and during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Shiva Keshavan Wins Gold

The sole Indian participant and defending Asian champion Shiva Keshavan retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds. India’s veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany. Due to technical reasons, the Asian Luge Championships took place at Altenberg in Germany.

Mary Kom resigns as boxing’s observer

2 : Sports Minister cleared that active sportspersons will not be considered for the boxing’s national observer position.Due to this, MC Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing.Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar was also included in this list among others.

Iran allows women to compete in sports

Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time. Iran has one of the world’s strongest weightlifting cultures, and its men have won seven Olympic gold medals this century. The federation’s chief also said that the women weightlifters can compete wearing special clothes for Muslim athletes.

62nd National Wrestling championship

2-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar won a gold medal in men’s 74 kg freestyle competition. Geeta Phogat won a gold medal in the 59 kg category of women’s wrestling & her husband Pawan Kumar also finished on top in 86 kg category. India’s only woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik won gold medal in the 62 kg category. For the first time Indore has hosted National Wrestling Championship.

Mary Kom to be Youth WC ambassador

Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom has been appointed as ambassador of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017 to be held in Guwahati from 19 to 26 November 2017. The competition is held in India for the first time. Mary Kom has won an Olympic bronze medal. She is 34 years old. She hails from Manipur.

Gagan Narang won Silver in Commonwealth

4 : Olympic bronze-medalist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Annu Raj Singh has also won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m pistol competition. Narang, who is appearing in his first major tournament since the 2016 Rio Olympics, shot a total of 617.6 in the qualification to end fourth.

Shamsher Khan, passes away at 87

India’s first Olympic swimmer, Shamsher Khan passed away in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. He suffered from prolonged illness. He was 87 years old. Shamsher Khan represented India in 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was the first swimmer to represent India in Olympics. In 1954, he created national record in the 200-meter butterfly event. He served the Indian Army.

Mary Kom to be AIBA representative

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as International Boxing Association’s representative for IOC Athletes’ Forum. She has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Forum in Lausanne from November 11 to 13. Mary Kom is an Asian Games gold-medallist besides being a multiple-time Asian champion.

Goa to host 36th National Games

The Indian Olympic Association has formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games. The National Games of India comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other. The 2015 National Games was organised in Trivandrum and was associated with green protocols.

Ban Ki-Moon Tabbed for IOC Ethics Chair

Former U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission. Ban, who had close ties with IOC during his time as UN head was elected on a 4 year term & succeeds Senegal’s Youssoupha Ndiaye. His appointment comes at a time when the Olympic body is battling to improve its image amid a string of corruption cases involving senior members.

Senior World Championships

Coastal city of Kochi is all set to host the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships from Sept 11 to 17. The week-long tournament will see a total of 665 players from 40 countries battle it out in 8 different age groups. The championship will be held in India for the first time. A total of 175 players will represent India including Olympians — Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Nikhil Kanetkar & V Diju

Hockey steps down from IOC board

Scandal-tainted Olympic official Patrick Hockey has resigned his position on the International Olympic Committee executive board with immediate effect. Hockey was detained by Brazilian police in a dramatic raid at his hotel and was held in connection with an an illegal ticket sales scheme. The vacant post will be filled by election during the forthcoming IOC Session in Lima.

Sports Ministry to constitute ESC

Sports Ministry has approved constitution of a 13-member Empowered Steering Committee which will shape & influence India’s preparation for multi- disciplinary events, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Steering Committee will have the mandate to work until December 31, 2020. It will have the power to recommend specific plans or packages for TOPS beneficiaries, picked by the TOPS Committee.

Bridgestone India ropes in PV Sindhu

Bridgestone India has announced Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu as its 1st brand ambassador. As part of the 3-year agreement, Sindhu will be included in Bridgestone’s activations around its Worldwide Olympic Partnership. Sindhu’s journey is an epitome of perseverance & is a setting example to youth to ‘Chase Your Dream’ which echoes with Bridgestone’s global association with Olympic Games

Ahmed Khan passes away

Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951 passed away at the age of 91 after prolonged illness. A prolific striker, Khan represented India in two Olympic Games – in 1948 and in 1952. Khan, who played as a striker, represented India in 11 matches and made his debut against France in the London Olympics. He was known as East Bengal legend.

England to host 2018 ITTF Team World Cup

England has been awarded the right to host the 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup, which will be held in London. It will be the first major table tennis-only event to be held in London since Wembley hosted the 1954 World Championships. The event will take place at Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 22-25 February. A total of 12 men’s & 12 women’s teams will compete at the event

Usain Bolt retires

The greatest sprinter of modern times, Usain Bolt has finally said good bye to the Athletics world. His farewell ended in agony as he injured himself while running the last lap of the men’s 4x100m relay race in the World Athletics Championships in London. An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games.

Ramil Guliyev wins gold

Wayde van Niekerk’s dreams of emulating legend Michael Johnson’s 200m/400m world double lay in tatters on as Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev edged the 200m final. Jereem Richards won the bronze medal. The event was held at the at the London Olympic Stadium.

Van Niekerk retains men’s 400m title

Olympic Champion Wayde Van Niekerk won men’s 400 m event & retained his title in World Athletics Championships in London. World Record holder South African Niekerk, clocked 43.98 seconds to finish at the top of podium while Steve Gardiner of Bahamas finished 2nd in the event. As of 2016 he was the only sprinter to have run 100m in under 10 sec, 200 m in under 20 sec & 400 m in under 44 sec.

McLeod wins world title

Omar McLeod of Jamaica won the 110m Hurdles final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. He dominated the race, winning in 13.04 seconds, a metre clear of the defending champion, Russian Sergey Shubenkov while with Balazs Baji of Hungary clinched bronze. He is now the current 110m hurdle Olympic and World champion after winning the men 110m hurdles final.

Youngest to figure in TOP scheme

Budding India shooter Shapath Bhardwaj, aged 15, has become India’s youngest athlete to figure in government’s Target Olympic Podium scheme. He is among 45 elite athletes, including Olympic medalists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Saina Nehwal, to be selected for the ambitious scheme. Sports Ministry has launched the TOP scheme with the specific aim of supporting medal prospects for Olympics.

Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games

Los Angeles formally announced its bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics after agreeing on a deal that paves the way for Paris to host in 2024. Both cities had lobbied hard to host the 2024 games, but Paris had consistently refused to countenance waiting any longer after losing out with a series of bids for past games Los Angeles will host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2028.

Sportsperson of the Year 2017

Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu was bestowed with the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award during the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards. The awards were initiated by Sports Illustrated India and were given to various sportspersons for their achievements. Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand received the ‘Coach of the Year’ award.

Srikanth wins Australian Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long to win the Australia Open Super Series men’s singles title. This is his 2nd consecutive Super Series title after he won the Indonesia Open Super Series crown. This is his first win over Chen Long in six meetings. Badminton Association of India announced a cash award of ` 5 lakh for Srikanth after he lifted the title.

IOC and Intel Worldwide TOP Partnership

The International Olympic Committee and Intel has announced a long-term technology partnership. Intel will focus primarily on infusing its 5G platforms, VR, 3D and 360-degree content development platforms and drones to enhance the Olympic Games. Intel will join “The Olympic Partner” worldwide sponsorship program, becoming a Worldwide TOP Partner through 2024.

First global robotics competition

A group of 7 Indian students has bagged two awards at the first global robotics Olympiad in the US where 157 countries participated. Students from Mumbai, won gold for Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award and bronze for Global Challenge Match. The Afghan team won the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award for courageous achievement. Mexico City would host the competition next year.

New events for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games, including a number of mixed-gender competitions. The decision will lead to a net increase of 15 events and the highest representation of female athletes in Olympic history. The Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016. The number of mixed events will double from nine in Rio 2016 to 18.

Sudha Singh claims gold medal

Rio Olympian Sudha Singh claimed a gold medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships. She clocked 10 minutes 03.01 secs to finish over a 100m ahead of Parul Chaudhary. Her personal best is 9 minutes 26 secs, clocked at Shanghai Diamond League last year. Sudha Singh is an Indian Olympic athlete in the 3000 metres steeplechase event.

Yusra Mardini-UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. Since her selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mardini has worked closely with UNHCR, highlighting with her own inspiring performances the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team and the wider global refugee crisis. Yusra studies full time in Germany.

Sindhu, Garg in fray for BWF ‘commission

Olympic silver-medallist and world No.2 P V Sindhu will be among the nine shuttlers vying for a position in the Badminton World Federation’s Athletes Commission. The other Indian in fray for the four slots is male shuttler called Nikhar Garg. The nominations closed on March 27 with six men and three women standing for the BWF Athletes’ Commission elections.

Sindu wins India Open Super Series 2017

PV Sindhu produced a brilliant performance to clinch the India Open title after beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin. The tournament took place in Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi, India from March 28– April 2, 2017 and had a total purse of $350,000.

Talent search portal

A talent search portal will soon be launched by Sports Min. to spot, support and encourage young Indian talents across the country. The portal will allow any person to upload a video or a bio data of any young talented girl or a boy who has exceptional sporting ability. A Task Force is also being appointed to study whether India will be able to host the Olympics in 2024 or 2028.

Saina to represent Olympic Committee

Saina Nehwal was appointed as a member of the Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission in 2016, will represent the panel in the Badminton World Federation. Saina would join the Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission as a representative of the IOC AC. Currently, ranked world number 10 in BWF rankings, Saina is now aiming to win the prestigious All England Championship in March 2017.

Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal turns to silver

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London 2012 bronze might be upgraded to silver. The upgrade has been triggered by a positive dope test of late Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov, the original silver winner in the 60-kg freestyle event. Following the upgrade, India now has eight Olympic silver medals.

Four athletes get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Four athletes, including Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik received the Rajiv Khel Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Apart from a medal and a citation, a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh. The Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of ` 5 lakh each

Aug 29 is Sports Day to mark Dhyan Chand’s b’day

National Sports Day in India is celebrated on August 29 to mark hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s birthday. Dhyan Chand, considered as the greatest player in hockey, played a key role in India’s three consecutive Olympic triumphs in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Notably, the government gives away awards such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards on this day.

PM Modi announces Task Force to prepare India for next three Olympics

After India’s dismal show in the concluded Rio Olympics 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said about constituting a task force, which will make various suggestions to the roadmap for the next three quadrennial Games 2020 (Tokyo), 2024 and 2028. The PM announced that the task will be announced over the next few days at a meeting of the Council of Ministers held in New Delhi.

France win record fifth world handball title

France has became the first team in handball history to win five World Championships. In the finals, they defeated hosts and surprised finalists Qatar. The win means France’s are now world, European and Olympic champions.

Champions Trophy crown

Olympic champion Germany defeat Pakistan 2-0 in the final and lift the Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This is their tenth Champions Trophy crown.