you know that PV Sindhu is India’s first and only badminton world champion? Or that Neeraj Chopra is India’s first individual gold athlete? Or that India won the iconic 2001 Test series against Australia by 171 runs?
If your answer is yes, head to the Kolkata Sports Quiz Festival and compete with sports enthusiasts in online and offline quizzing events.
The festival was first organised in 2019 by Gyaanspace to celebrate sports among quizzers and sports lovers.
Founder Titash Banerjea tells us that after streamlining the event on digital platforms in 2020 and 2021, the festival is back in a hybrid version with five online quizzes, six on-ground quizzing events and a badminton tournament to engage with amateur players of the sport.
From the online events that even Mumbai collegians and quizzers can attempt, the festival will include solo quizzes such as college and school sports quizzers of the year, T20 cricket quiz, sports in pop culture quiz and more from August 27 to September 18.
After a round of multiple-choice questions, the top six will enter the final round in an online live meeting.
The digital quizzing events are open to quizzers worldwide, and lead up to the main on-ground events which include topic like world cup football, India in sports, cricket quizzes and more.
Banerjea shares that this year will witness new quiz additions — a sports quiz for schools, and an under-25 sports quiz for students and young professionals between 18 and 25 years.
The in-person events, tournament and a panel discussion will be held on September 24 and 25 in Kolkata at Space Circle at Rajarhat, and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations at Ho Chi Minh Sarani where participants can register a team of three quizzers.
From: August 27 to September 25; (online quizzes from 2 pm) Log on to: insider.in Call: 8197551215