From 2-12 January in Brisbane (Australia) was held 2017 Australian Open Championship. 103 players from 15 countries participated including 5 GM's, 9 IM's and 2 WIM's. The total prize fund was AUD 10,250.
The gold medalist of the Rio Games 2016, Hasanboy Dusmatov has been named the best sportsperson of the year in Uzbekistan. The Culture and Sports Ministry awarded the culture and sports persons of the year in various nominations in Tashkent’s Sayohat restaurant.
Uzbekistan women’s football team on 1540 points keeps 42nd place in the updated FIFA Women’s world ranking for December with no matches played since the last ranking.
Uzbekistan on 558 points maintains 62nd place in the updated FIFA ranking for December with no matches played since the last ranking publication.
Britain's Nicola Adams and Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov were voted the International Boxing Association (AIBA) boxers of the year at the Miles Davis Hall in Montreux tonight.
Uzbek clubs learned their Group Stage and play-off opponents for the 2017 edition of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday following the competition’s official draw in Kuala Lumpur.
Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan enters the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition as the oldest Olympic gymnast (female) who at the age of 41 years 56 days competed at the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 14 August 2016.
Oksana Chusovitina won two medals in Mexican Open gymnastics tournament or Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia, the press service of the National Olympic Committee announced.
Uzbekistan slipped 14 positions to 62nd place in the updated FIFA ranking for November, after playing two matches, defeating Jordan (1: 0) in a friendly and losing to South Korea (1: 2) in the final round of the Asian Qualifiers to the the World Cup 2018.
The Tashkent-based Lokomotiv seals Uzbekistan Professional League title with one match still to play. After matchday 28 the “railways” team had 68 points, ahead of Bunyodkor who were second with 62 points. But after Bunyodkor was held by Navbakhor 1: 1 in matchday 29 they even lost mathematical chances of winning the title.
South Korea and Uzbekistan will play their fifth match in the final Asian qualifying round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Tuesday. Both teams are in Group A, where they also compete against Iran, Syria, Qatar and China.
On November 4 the coach of Uzbekistan national football team, Samvel Babayan announced the squad for the November 15 match against South Korea in matchday 5 of the third qualifying round of the World Cup 2018.