Latest Sports Current Affairs January 2024 Complete Notes

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Get the complete scoop on the Latest Sports Current Affairs in January 2024 through our concise and informative notes. In this article, we cover a comprehensive range of key topics related to the latest sports events in January 2024. The content includes sports-wise online current affairs, updates on sports awards, and obituaries related to sports personalities, among other noteworthy subjects.

Let’s explore the sports current affairs of January 2024.

Sports-wise One-liners


  • Australian Open 2024 Women’s Singles Title: Aryna Sabalenka emerged victorious.
  • Australian Open 2024 Men’s Singles Title: Jannik Sinner secured the championship.
  • Australian Open 2024 Men’s Doubles Title: Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden clinched the title.

Historic Victory in Australian Open 2024

  • Sumit Nagal made history as the first Indian player in 35 years to defeat a seeded opponent in a Grand Slam.
  • Nagal defeated world No. 27 Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in the first round at the Australian Open 2024 in Melbourne.
  • He progressed to the second round with this significant win.
  • Sumit Nagal is currently ranked 139th in the world.
  • Ramesh Krishnan was the last Indian to achieve a similar feat, defeating world No. 1 Mats Wilander at the 1989 Australian Open.

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  • 2023 World Blitz Chess Championship (Open Category): Magnus Carlsen emerged as the winner.
  • Women’s 2023 World Blitz Chess Championship: Valentina Gunina from Russia secured the title.
  • Indian Players Qualifying for Candidates Tournaments 2024: D. Gukesh and Koneru Humpy qualified.


  • FIH Women’s Hockey5s World Cup 2024: The Netherlands claimed victory.
  • FIH Hockey5s World Cup 2024 (Men’s and Women’s): The inaugural edition was held in Oman.
  • 2024 United Cup Tennis Tournament: Germany emerged as the winner.

Other Sports

  • 19th Asian Marathon Championships 2024: Man Singh won the gold medal in Hong Kong, China.
  • Scottish Junior Open Squash 2023: Anahat Singh secured the girls’ under-19 title.
  • Diu Beach Games 2024: India’s first multi-sport beach games were inaugurated at Ghogla Beach.
  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2023: Odisha Mining Corporation Limited received the award in the “Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility” category.
  • 2024 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers (Women): Ranchi will host the event.
  • Beach Games 2024 Champion: Madhya Pradesh emerged as the overall champion at Ghoghla Beach in Diu.


  • ICC Women’s Player of the Month (December 2023): Deepti Sharma was awarded.
  • First Female Neutral Umpire: Sue Redfern became the first female neutral umpire appointed by the International Cricket Council.
  • T20 International Cricket Records: Rohit Sharma became the first player to play 150 men’s T20 internationals, while Tim Southee took 150 wickets in Men’s T20 International cricket.
  • ICC Men’s T20 International Team of the Year: Suryakumar Yadav has been named as the captain of the ICC Men’s T20 International Team of the Year for 2023.
  • ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year 2023: Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the captain of the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year for the year 2023.

Equestrian Sports

  • National Equestrian Championship in Dressage 2023-2024: Auroville, Tamil Nadu, will host the event.
  • Arjuna Award for Equestrian Sports: Divyakriti Singh became the first woman to receive the Arjuna Award for equestrian sports.

General Sports News

  • Khelo India Winter Games 2024 Mascot: The mascot is named “Sheen-e She’ (Shan).”
  • Celebration of State Sports Day: Maharashtra announced the celebration of January 15 as the state sports day in honor of wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav.
  • World Record in Women’s 5km: Beatrice Chebet from Kenya set the women’s 5km world record.


  • Oldest Player to Achieve No. 1 Ranking in Tennis Men’s Doubles: Rohan Bopanna achieved this milestone.
  • ICC Women’s Player of the Month (December 2023): Deepti Sharma was honored.
  • No. 1 – Ranked Indian Chess Player: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa achieved the top ranking.

Sports Related Obituaries

Mario Zagallo (Brazilian Football Player and Coach)

  • Recently, Mario Zagallo passed away at the age of 92.
  • Notably, Zagallo holds the record for the most World Cup titles, securing four in total.
  • He has participated in six World Cup Finals, a record in itself.
  • Mario Zagallo was the first person to win the FIFA World Cup as both a player (1958 and 1962) and a manager (1970).
  • Additionally, he won the 1994 FIFA World Cup as an assistant manager.
  • He shares the distinction with Franz Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps of winning the World Cup as a player and manager.
  • In 1992, Zagallo received the FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honor from FIFA, for his contributions to football.
  • He was the last surviving Brazilian player from the 1958 World Cup final.

Franz Beckenbauer (German Football Player and Manager)

  • Recently, German football legend Franz Beckenbauer passed away at the age of 78.
  • Beckenbauer was the captain of the West Germany team that won the World Cup in 1974.
  • Later in his career, he led the team to another World Cup title as a manager in 1990.
  • Beckenbauer is one of three individuals to have won the World Cup both as a player and manager.
  • In 1972, he also secured the European Championship with West Germany.

Prabir Majumdar (Former Indian Football Player)

  • Former Indian football player Prabir Majumdar passed away at the age of 77.
  • He was a notable member of the Indian football team that participated in the 1974 Asian Games.
  • Prabir Majumdar had a significant career with clubs such as East Bengal and Eastern Railways.
  • In addition to his club contributions, he represented Bengal in the prestigious Santosh Trophy.
  • His legacy includes valuable contributions to Indian football, both at the national and regional levels.

Major Sports Event

Winter Youth Olympics 2024

  • Indian Representation: Sahil Thakur represented India at the fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympics 2024.
  • Host Country: The Winter Youth Olympics 2024 was held in South Korea.
  • Mascot: The mascot for the event was named “Moongcho.”

9th Asian Winter Games 2025 Harbin, China

  • Mascots Unveiled: “Binbin” and “Nini” have been revealed as the mascots for the 9th Asian Winter Games 2025 in Harbin, China.
  • Inspiration: The mascots draw inspiration from the Siberian Tiger.
  • Official Slogan: The official slogan is “Dream of Winter Love among Asia.”
  • Emblem Name: The emblem is named “Breakthrough,” featuring a combination of a short track speed skater, a lilac flower, and dancing ribbons.
  • Design Team: The mascots and emblem were created by the team from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University.

6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

  • Inauguration by PM Shri Narendra Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Official Mascot: The official mascot of the games is “Veera Mangai.”

2024 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (Men’s)

  • Event Commencement: The 15th edition of the 2024 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (Men’s) has commenced in South Africa.

Rohit Sharma’s Milestones in T20 Internationals

  • Historic Achievement: Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma made history by becoming the first batsman to score five centuries in T20 Internationals (T20Is).

Achievement Details:

  • This milestone was accomplished during the third T20I match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
  • Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 121 runs off 69 balls.
  • With this century, he surpassed India’s Suryakumar Yadav and Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, who each have four T20I hundreds.
  • The partnership between Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh, amounting to 190 runs for the fifth wicket, was the highest T20I partnership for India.
  • As captain, Rohit Sharma surpassed Virat Kohli’s record of scoring the most T20I runs for India, reaching 1573 runs compared to Kohli’s 1570 runs.
  • Rohit Sharma also equaled MS Dhoni’s record of the most T20I wins as India’s captain with 41 wins.

Latest Sports-Related Awards

ICC Awards 2023

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023:

  • Recipient: Pat Cummins from Australia was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023.

Individual Category Awards

Award CategoryWinner
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023Virat Kohli (India)
ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023Usman Khawaja (Australia)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2023Nat Sciver-Brunt (England)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricket of the Year 2023Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)
ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year 2023Bas de Leede (Netherlands)
ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year 2023Queentor Abel (Kenya)
ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023Suryakumar Yadav (India)
ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023Hayley Matthews (West Indies)
ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023Phoebe Litchfield (Australia)

Special Awards

Award CategoryRecipient/Winner
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2023Zimbabwe men’s Cricket team
ICC Umpire of the Year 2023Richard Illingworth (Former England player)

ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year 2023

Usman KhawajaAustralia
Dimuth KarunaratneSri Lanka
Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand
Joe RootEngland
Travis HeadAustralia
Ravindra JadejaIndia
Alex Carey (Wicket Keeper)Australia
Pat Cummins (Captain)Australia
Ravichandran AshwinIndia
Mitchell StarcAustralia
Stuart BroadEngland

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year 2023

Rohit Sharma (Captain)India
Shubman GillIndia
Travis HeadAustralia
Virat KohliIndia
Daryl MitchellNew Zealand
Heinrich Klaasen (WK)South Africa
Marco JansenSouth Africa
Adam ZampaAustralia
Mohammed SirajIndia
Kuldeep YadavIndia
Mohammed ShamiIndia

ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year 2023

Chamari Athapaththu (Captain)Sri Lanka
Phoebe LitchfieldAustralia
Ellyse PerryAustralia
Amelia KerrNew Zealand
Beth Mooney (WK)Australia
Nat Sciver-BruntEngland
Ash GardnerAustralia
Annabel SutherlandAustralia
Nadine de KlerkSouth Africa
Lea TahuhuNew Zealand
Nahida AkterBangladesh

ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2023

Chamari Athapaththu (Captain)Sri Lanka
Deepti SharmaIndia
Beth Mooney (WK)Australia
Ellyse PerryAustralia
Ashleigh GardnerAustralia
Megan SchuttAustralia
Nat Sciver-BruntEngland
Sophie EcclestoneEngland
Laura WolvaardtSouth Africa
Hayley MatthewsWest Indies
Amelia KerrNew Zealand

ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year 2023

Suryakumar Yadav (Captain)India
Yashasvi JaiswalIndia
Phil SaltEngland
Nicholas PooranWest Indies
Mark ChapmanNew Zealand
Sikandar RazaZimbabwe
Alpesh RamjaniUganda
Mark AdairIreland
Ravi BishnoiIndia
Richard NgaravaZimbabwe
Arshdeep SinghIndia

FIFA Awards 2023

Award CategoryWinnerNationality/Team
The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2023Aitana BonmatiSpain
The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2023Lionel MessiArgentina
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2023Mary EarpsEngland
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2023EdersonBrazil
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2023Sarina WiegmanEngland
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2023Pep GuardiolaSpain (Manchester City)
The FIFA Puskás Award 2023Guilherme MadrugaBrazil
The FIFA Special Award 2023MartaBrazil
The FIFA Fair Play Award 2023Brazil men’s national teamBrazil
The FIFA Fan Award 2023Hugo Daniel “Toto” IniguezArgentina

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