List Of Famous International Games And their Details

Last updated on December 7, 2023

List Of Famous International Games And their Details

Table Tennis

Table Tennis was introduced in the Olympic Games in 1988 in Seoul (South Korea).

Billiard

Cue sports also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiard table bounded rubber cushions.

Polo

Polo (Chowgan) is a team sport played on horseback, in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Sometimes called, ‘The sport of kings’ it was highly popularized by the British. It is not an Olympic sport.

Wrestling

Wrestling is a form of combat sport involving grappling types of techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds.

Formula One (F1) Race

▸ Formula one, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation International Automobile (FIA).
▸ It was started in 1950.
▸ The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in Alfa Romeo in 1950. The first F1 race in India was held at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida, UP (2011).

Badminton

The modern name in 1873 of Badminton came from the Badminton House, the International Badminton Federation was established in 1934, the new name is BadmintonWorld Federation.

Cycling

▸ The Tour de France tournament is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race covers more than 3600 km and last three weeks. This is organized every year in the month of July.
▸ The 2002 Summer Olympics will be the first, at which men and women complete in the same number of events in all cycling disciplines.

Swimming

▸ Swimming is a water-based sport governed by the Federation International de Natation (FINA) and is formed in 1908. FINA is the International Federation (IF) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competitions in aquatic sports.
▸ Its headquarters is at Lausanne, Switzerland.

Shooting

▸ Shooting sports have been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic Movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics except at the 1904 and 1928 editions.

Marathon

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 km (26 miles and 385 yards), which is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek Soldier Phedippiddes, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.
Specific Names of Playing Areas

Sports Name of Playing Area Sport Name of Playing Area

Sport Name of Playing Area Sport Name of Playing Area
Badminton Court Golf Link, Green**
Baseball Diamond Lawn Tennis Court
Boxing Ring Ice Skating Rink
Cricket Pitch* Wrestling Ring, Arena

 

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