List of International Sports Events Hosted by India

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List of International Sports Events Hosted by India

India has played host for several sporting mega events including cricket world cups and Commonwealth Games. But the year 2017 has brought India to the limelight as they hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup. In the previous decades, India was seen as a nation with poor quality of grounds and under developed infrastructure. However, with the successful hosting of FIFA U-17 World Cup, India has proved to the world that it has the capability to set high standards of quality.

 

Cricket World Cups in India :-

  • In India, cricket is the most popular sport and hosting a Cricket World Cup could not be ruled out. In fact, India has hosted the ICC Men’s World Cup for three years (1987, 1996 and 2011).
  • The 1987 World Cup was also called as the Reliance Cup and was jointly held in India and Pakistan. Australia won this World Cup in style.
  • After the 1983 Cricket World Cup, India became the world champions again in the 2011 World Cup – this one of the greatest moments in the history of Indian cricket.
  • In the year 2013, India also hosted the ICC Women’s World Cup, which was won by Australia.

Hockey World Cups in India :-

  • India has hosted the Senior Men’s and the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cups for two years and one year respectively.
  • The Senior Men’s Hockey World Cups were hosted in the years 1982 and 2010.
  • India will be hosting the Senior World Cup in 2018 as well.
  • The Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup was held in the year 2013. There were 16 teams that participated in this tournament and Germany was the winner.

 

Commonwealth Games 2010 in India :-

  • This was the first mega sporting and athletic event that brought India in the limelight. After the Commonwealth Game, India too was given a status of an International sporting destination.
  • With 6018 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations, India witnessed a gigantic influx of talent.
  • The national capital was at the helm of all things for this mega event.
  • With a record of 272 events overall, India bid adieu to the players and athletes, but treasured the memories and accolades of time.

 

 Asian Games in India :-

  • The Asian Games were held in India in the years 1951 and 1982.
  • The Asian Games welcomed 489 athletes from eleven Asian nations to compete in 57 events spread across 8 sports.
  • A special 10 paise coin was minted for the Asian Games.

 

South Asian Games in India :-

  • India hosted the 3rd South Asian Federation Games in 1987 and Kolkata was selected as the venue for these games.
  • In the year 1995, India was again selected to host the South Asian Federation Games, which took place in Chennai.
  • One significant achievement here was that India finished top on the medals tally.

 

The following table provides the major International Sporting Events hosted by India:

 

Sport Event Name Year/Date Venue
Multisport Event Asian Games 1951 New Delhi
Field Hockey Field Hockey
World Cup
1982 BHA Stadium,
Bombay
Multisport Event Asian Games 1982 New Delhi
Cricket Cricket World Cup 1987 Multiple Venues
Multisport Event South Asian Games 1987 Kolkata
Multisport Event South Asian Games 1995 Chennai
Cricket Cricket World Cup 1996 Multiple Venues
Tennis Chennai Open 1996 SDAT Tennis Stadium,
Chennai
Multisport Event Afro-Asian Games 2003 Hyderabad
Field Hockey Men’s Hockey
Champions Trophy
2007 Chennai
Football AFC Challenge Cup 2008 Ambedkar Stadium,
New Delhi
Gachibowli Athletic
Stadium, Hyderabad
Multisport Event Commonwealth
Youth Games
2008 Pune
Field Hockey Field Hockey
World Cup
2010 Dhyan Chand
National Stadium,
New Delhi
Multisport Event Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi
Cricket Cricket World Cup 2011 Multiple Venues
Field Hockey Men’s Hockey
Champions Trophy
2011 New Delhi
Multisport Event South Asian
Winter Games
2011 Dehradunand Auli
Motor Sports Formula One (2011 season) Indian Grand
Prix
Buddh International
Circuit, Greater Noida
(30th October
2011)
Field Hockey Olympic Field
Hockey Qualification
2012 Summer
Olympics (London)
New Delhi
Qualification
Tournament 1
Motor Sports Formula One
(2012 season)
Indian Grand Prix Buddh International
Circuit, Greater Noida
(28th October 2012)
Cricket Women’s Cricket
World Cup
2013 Multiple Venues
Multisport Event South Asian Games 2013 Delhi
Field Hockey FIH Men’s Hockey
World League
(2012–14 season)
2013 Round 2
(Delhi leg)
Dhyan Chand National
Stadium, New Delhi
Field Hockey FIH Women’s Hockey
World League(2012–14
season)
2013 Round 2
(Delhi leg)
Motor Sports Formula One (2013
season)
Indian Grand
Prix
Buddh International
Circuit, Greater Noida
(27th October
2013)
Motor Sports Superbike World
Championship
17th November
2013
Field Hockey Men’s Hockey
Champions Trophy
2014 Kalinga Stadium,
Bhubaneshwar
Field Hockey FIH Men’s Hockey
World League(2012–
14 season)
2014 Round 4 Dhyan Chand National
Stadium, New Delhi
(Final round)
Multisport Event Lusophony Games 2014 Goa
Tennis Davis Cup World
Group Play-offs
2014 KSLTA Tennis
Stadium, Bangalore
Football FIFA U-17 World
Cup
2017 Multiple Venues