Kidambi Srikanth notched up a formidable 2017, which also saw landmarks for Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and a slew of others.
The year saw the end of Usain Bolt's era and the shocking exit of Italy from the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to run in Olympics, has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Hosting the Olympics is considered to be a symbol of pride. However, in the modern era, a city that hosts this mega-event could turn out to be the biggest loser.
The likes of Saurav Ghosal, Sushil Kumar were lost in the background as others took the headlines in 2014.
MIT are undefeated going into their last regular season game on Saturday against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and headed to the Division III playoffs.
India did well to end the Asian Games 2014 at Incheon with 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals after a relatively poor start to their campaign. However, it was the Sarita Devi controversy that hogged all the limelight in the India camp.
Competitors originally from Africa have swept to five gold medals in seven races in the first two days of the Asian Games athletics, blowing away their native Asian competitors.
With just one gold in the first five days of Asian Games 2014, Indian fans have not had much cheer from Incheon.
John Dyck has been to five Olympics and one Commonwealth Games to collect games pins. The Canadian is now in Incheon to make his Asian Games 'debut'.
Shooters led India's medal hunt on the opening day of 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where pistol-shooter Jitu Rai won India's first gold in the 50m event, shortly after Shweta Chaudhry opened India's account with a bronze in the 10m Women's Pistol event.
The non-Olympic sports on display in the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea include not only cricket and the popular martial art of karate, but also two sports that have yet to make any appreciable dent in the Western consciousness: kabaddi and sepaktakraw.
China will be participating in all but one of the 36 sports - kabbadi - at the Asian Games, with 33 Olympic champions in its squad.
The North Koreans belted out their anthem, "Aegukga", or Patriotic Song, as games officials from the South hoisted the flag in a ceremony in Incheon, along with the banners of China, Singapore, Thailand and Yemen.
Indian cricket's decision to boycott the Guangzhou Games in 2010 was one of the biggest controversies in the history of the Asian Games, which has often been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, for failed gender tests to the infamous 'Sockgate'.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who has been repeatedly denied by China's Lin Dan in world and Olympic finals, now has a chance to settle a score with old foe Lin at the Asian Games.
Key numbers for the Asian Games, which will open in Incheon, South Korea, on September 19.
Sun Yang shot to fame in London two years ago by becoming the first Chinese man to capture Olympic swimming gold when he stormed to the 400 metres and 1500m freestyle titles.