1. SAI-owned Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host the opening ceremony and the inaugural match of the controversial World Series Hockey, event starting December 17.
2. Australia’s Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the vote Friday as delegates opted for its ready-made facilities ahead of the ambitious development plans of the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota.
3. London won the rights to stage the 2017 World Athletics Championships, beating Doha in competition.
4. FIH decided to conduct the Olympic Qualifiers in India next year and continue to recognise Hockey India as the National Federation for the sport.
5. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton win Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his third race of the season after starting second from the grid.
6. Germany defeated New Zealand 3-2 in the final to win the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 women’s hockey tournament.India won Bronze medal in tournament.