2018 Commonwealth Games

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XXI Commonwealth Games
2018 Commonwealth Games.svg

Logo of 2018 Commonwealth Games
Host city Gold CoastQueensland
Country Australia
Motto Share the Dream
Nations participating 71 CommonwealthTeams
Athletes participating 4,426
Events 275 in 19 sports
Opening ceremony 4 April
Closing ceremony 15 April
Officially opened by Charles, Prince of Wales
Officially closed by Edward, Earl of Wessex
Athlete’s Oath Karen Murphy
Queen’s Baton Final Runner Sally Pearson
Main venue Carrara Stadium
Website GC2018.com
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The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, were an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that were held on the Gold CoastQueenslandAustralia, between 4 and 15 April 2018. It was the fifth time Australia had hosted the Commonwealth Games and the first time a major multi-sport event achieved gender equality by having an equal number of events for males and female atheletes.[1]

More than 4,400 athletes from 71 Commonwealth Games Associations took part including Gambia where were readmitted as a Commonwealth Games Federation member on 31 March 2018. With 275 sets of medals, the games featured 19 Commonwealth sports, including beach volleyballpara triathlon and women’s rugby sevens. These sporting events took place at 14 venues in the host city, two venues in Brisbane and one venue each in Cairns and Townsville.[2]

These were the first Commonwealth Games to take place under the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) presidency of Louise Martin, CBE.[3]The host city Gold Coast was announced at the CGF General Assembly in BasseterreSaint Kitts, on 11 November 2011.[4] Gold Coast became the seventh Oceanian city to host the Commonwealth Games. These were the eighth games to be held in Oceania and Southern Hemisphere.

The host nation Australia topped the medal table for the fourth time in the past five Commonwealth Games, winning the most golds (80) and most medals overall (198). England and India finished second and third respectively.[5]VanuatuCook IslandsSolomon IslandsBritish Virgin Islands and Dominicaeach won their first commonwealth games medals.

Host selection[edit]

Countdown clock at Surfers Paradise

On 22 August 2008, the Premier of QueenslandAnna Bligh, officially launched Gold Coast City’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2018. On 7 April 2009, the ABCreported a land exchange deal between Gold Coast City and State of Queensland for Carrara Stadium. According to Mayor Ron Clarke, the land would aid a potential bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The land exchanged would be used as the site of an aquatics centre. In the same article, Mayor Clarke raised the question of the Australian Federal Government’s commitment to a 2018 Commonwealth Games bid in light of the Government’s support for Australia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals bid.[7]On 16 April 2009, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told reporters that a successful Commonwealth Games bid by Gold Coast City could help the tourist strip win a role in hosting the World Cup.[8]

“Some of the infrastructure that would be built for the Commonwealth Games will be useful for Gold Coast City to get a World Cup game out of the soccer World Cup if we’re successful as a nation,” she said. However the decision on the venues for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were made eleven months prior to the bid decision for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, so the potential World Cup venues had already been chosen. On 3 June 2009, Gold Coast City was confirmed as Australia’s exclusive bidder vying for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[9] “Should a bid proceed, Gold Coast City will have the exclusive Australian rights to bid as host city for 2018,” Bligh stated.

“Recently I met with the president and CEO of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and we agreed to commission a full and comprehensive feasibility study into the potential for the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” she said. “Under the stewardship of Queensland Events new chair, Geoff Dixon, that study is now well advanced.” On 15 March 2010, it was announced that the Queensland Government will provide initial funding of A$11 million for the 2018 Commonwealth Games bid. The Premier of Queensland has indicated the Government’s support for the bid to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.[10] On 31 March 2010, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association officially launched the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[11] In October 2011, Gold Coast City Mayor Ron Clarke stated that the games would provide a strong legacy for the city after the games have ended.[12]

On 31 March 2010, a surprise bid was made for the 2018 Commonwealth Games by the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota. Hambantota was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and is undergoing a major face lift. The first phase of the Port of Hambantota is nearing completion and it is funded by the government of China. The Mattala International Airport, which is the second international Airport of Sri Lanka is built close to Hambantota. A new Hambantota International Cricket Stadium had also been built, which had hosted matches in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

On 10 November 2011, the Hambantota bidders claimed they had already secured enough votes to win the hosting rights.[13]However, on 11 November it was officially announced Gold Coast City had won the rights to host the games.[14][15]

2018 Commonwealth Games bidding results
City Country Votes
Gold Coast City Australia Australia 43
Hambantota Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 27

Administration[edit]

In February 2012, Mark Peters was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast City 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.[16] The Queensland Government Minister tasked with overseeing the Games was Kate Jones.[17]

Preparation[edit]

Venues[edit]

Concept image for Carrara Stadium and Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre

One of the key technical aspects of Gold Coast City’s successful bid was the fact that the city had 80 percent of the planned venues in place before the bidding deadline. The vast majority of venues were located within 20-minutes driving time of the Athletes Village in Parkwood and were broadly grouped into three areas; Central Gold Coast City, North Gold Coast City and South Gold Coast City. The only competitions held outside of Gold Coast City were track cycling and the preliminary rounds of Basketball which were held in Brisbane and Cairns or Townsvillerespectively, along with the shooting which was held in neighbouring Belmont.[18]

Athletes village[edit]

2018 Commonwealth Games Village

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village provided accommodation and services to 6600 athletes and officials in 1252 permanent dwellings: 1170 one and two bedroom apartments and 82 three bedroom townhouses at Southport, Gold Coast.[19]

Queen’s baton relay[edit]

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton

The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on Commonwealth Day, 13 March 2017, on the historic forecourt at Buckingham Palace, signalling the official countdown to the start of the Games. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II heralded the start of the relay by placing her ‘message to the Commonwealth and its athletes’ into the distinctive loop-design Queen’s Baton which then set off on its journey around the globe. It traveled for 388 days, spending time in every nation and territory of the Commonwealth. The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay was the longest in Commonwealth Games history. Covering 230,000 km over 388 days, the baton made its way through the six Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

The baton landed on Australian soil in December 2017 and then spent 100 days travelling through Australia, finishing its journey at the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where the message was removed from the Baton and read aloud by Charles, Prince of Wales.[20]

Transport[edit]

Gold Coast light rail extension at Helensvale

The Gold Coast light rail system, connected a number of the key games venues including the Gold Coast City Aquatic Centre, Broadwater Parklands and the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre with the major accommodation centres of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach and the Athletes Village at Parklands. An extension to the system was announced in October 2015, connecting the then current terminus at Gold Coast University Hospital to the railway line to Brisbane at Helensvale. The extension opened in December 2017, in time for the games.[21]

Anti-doping[edit]

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority conducted an anti-doping drive in the months prior to the games, covering around 2500 tests of Australian athletes, as well as 500 tests against international athletes. Three Australians failed drug tests in this process, along with around 20 international athletes, subject to appeal. The Commonwealth Games Federation conducted in-competition testing and, matching protocol at the Olympic Games, launched a sample storage initiative to allow for future testing of samples up to ten years later, should detection technology improve.[22]

Participating teams[edit]

There were 71 nations competing at 2018 Commonwealth Games.[23] Maldives were scheduled to participate, but in October 2016 they withdrew from the Commonwealth.[24] The Gambia returned to the Commonwealth Games after being readmitted as a Commonwealth Games Federation member on 31 March 2018.[25]

Nations expected to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

[hide]Participating Commonwealth Games Associations: country name (number of participants)

Number of athletes by team[edit]

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
April 4
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Events
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Aquatics Diving pictogram.svg Diving 3 2 3 2 10
Swimming pictogram.svgSwimming 7 9 8 8 9 9 50
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5 6 8 7 10 9 9 4 58
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 1 5 6
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 1 1 2
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball 2 2
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 16 16
Cycling
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svgMountain biking 2 2
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road cycling 2 2 4
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg Track cycling 6 4 6 4 20
Gymnastics
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svgArtistic 1 1 2 5 5 14
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svgRhythmic 1 1 4 6
Field hockey pictogram.svg Hockey 2 2
Lawn bowls pictogram.svg Lawn bowls 2 2 1 2 3 10
Netball pictogram.svg Netball 1 1
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting 4 4
Rugby union pictogram.svg Rugby sevens 2 2
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 19
Squash pictogram.svg Squash 2 1 2 5
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 1 1 1 4 2 9
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon 2 3 5
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 3 3 3 3 4 16
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling 4 4 4 12
Daily medal events 19 17 22 31 33 26 15 24 27 44 17 275
Cumulative total 19 36 58 89 122 148 163 187 214 258 275
April 4th
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Total events

Sports[edit]

The regulations stated that from the 26 approved sports administered by Commonwealth Governing Bodies, a minimum of ten core sports and maximum of seventeen sports must be included in any Commonwealth Games schedule. The approved sports included the 10 core sports: athleticsbadmintonboxinghockeylawn bowlsnetball (for women), rugby sevenssquashswimming and weightlifting. Integrated disabled competitions were also scheduled for the Games in nine sports: swimming, athletics, cycling, table tennis, powerlifting and lawn bowls. Along with these events for the first time EAD events in triathlon were held, with the medals added to the final tally for each nation. A record 38 para events were contested at these games.[26] On 8 March 2016, beach volleyball was announced as the 18th sport.[27]

The program was broadly similar to that of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the major changes being the dropping of judo, the reintroduction of basketball, the debut of women’s rugby sevens and beach volleyball.[28]

On 7 October 2016, it was announced seven new events for women were added to the sport program, meaning there are an equal number of events for men and women. This marks the first time in history that a major multi-sport event has equality in terms of events. In total 275 events in 18 sports are being contested.[29][30]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport.

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony was held at Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast, Australia, between 20:00 and 22:40 AEST, on 4 April 2018. Tickets for the ceremony started at 100 Australian dollars with half price tickets available for children.[31] The Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, was represented by her son, Charles, Prince of Wales.[32]

Parade of Nations[edit]

Following tradition, the host of the previous gamesScotland entered first, followed by the rest of the European countries competing.[33] Following this, all countries paraded in alphabetical order from their respective regions. After the European countries entered, countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, and lastly Oceania marched in. The host nation of Australia entered last. Each nation was preceded by a placard bearer carrying a sign with the country’s name.

Closing ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony was held at Carrara Stadium and was produced by Jack Morton Worldwide at a cost of AU$30 million. Australian pop stars Guy SebastianSamantha JadeDami Im and The Veronicas were among the performers along with children’s entertainers, The Wiggles.[34]

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, declared the Games closed and passed the Commonwealth Games flag to Birmingham, England which will host the 2022 Games.[35]

The organising committee decided to bring in the athletes before the start of the ceremony. This caused an uproar on social media as, contrary to public expectations, none of the athletes were shown entering the stadium during the ceremony. Broadcast rights holders Channel 7 complained on air about the decision and concluded that, “it hasn’t really lived up to expectations”. Many spectators and athletes left during the ceremony, resulting in a half-empty stadium for much of the event.[36] Following this, the ABC claimed that Channel 7 was briefed on the closing ceremony schedule,[37] a claim which Channel 7 later refuted.[38]

Medal table[edit]

Only the top ten successful nations are displayed here.

The ranking in this table is consistent with International Olympic Committee convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a “nation” is an entity represented by a Commonwealth Games Association). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by their three-letter country code. Australia tops the medal table rank with 80 gold, second England with 45 gold and third India with 26 gold.

Key

*   Host nation (Australia)

2018 Commonwealth Games medal table
Rank CGA Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS)* 80 59 59 198
2  England (ENG) 45 45 46 136
3  India (IND) 26 20 20 66
4  Canada (CAN) 15 40 27 82
5  New Zealand (NZL) 15 16 15 46
6  South Africa (RSA) 13 11 13 37
7  Wales (WAL) 10 12 14 36
8  Scotland (SCO) 9 13 22 44
9  Nigeria (NGR) 9 9 6 24
10  Cyprus (CYP) 8 1 5 14
Total (43 CGAs) 275 276 289 840

Marketing[edit]

Borobi

Motto[edit]

The official motto for the 2018 Commonwealth Games was “Share the Dream”. It was chosen to highlight the dreams and experience at the games that were shared by participants of the games, ranging from athletes to volunteers and the host country Australia to the world including the Commonwealth nations.[39]

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was a silhouette of the skyline and landscape of Gold Coast, the host city of the games.[40]

Mascot[edit]

Borobi was named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2016. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body. The term “borobi” means koala in the Yugambeh language, spoken by the indigenous Yugambeh peopleof the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.[41]

Medals[edit]

At a charity gala held on 4 November 2017, the medals for the games were officially unveiled. Australian Indigenous artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins designed the medals, while they were produced by the Royal Australian Mint. The design of the medals was inspired by the coastline of Gold Coast along with Indigenous culture.[42] Furthermore, Cockatoo-Collins mentioned, “the medal design represents soft sand lines which shift with every tide and wave, also symbolic of athletic achievement, The continual change of tide represents the evolution in athletes who are making their mark, Records are made and special moments of elation are celebrated”. Approximately 1,500 medals were created to be distributed to the medallists and each measures approximately 63 millimetres in diameter. The medals weigh between 138 and 163 grams.[43]

ICC Men Cricket World Cup

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This article is about the main tournament. For the women’s tournament, see Women’s Cricket World Cup. For the ongoing tournament, see 2015 Cricket World Cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup
Administrator International Cricket Council(ICC)
Format One Day International
First tournament 1975 (England)
Last tournament 2011 (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)
Next tournament 2019 (England and Wales)
Tournament format ↓various
Number of teams 19 (all tournaments)
14 (most recent)
Current champion  India (2nd title in 2011)
Most successful  Australia (4 titles)
Most runs India Sachin Tendulkar(2,278)
Most wickets Australia Glenn McGrath (71)
2015 Cricket World Cup

Overview

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past World Cups, as of the end of the 2011 tournament. Teams are sorted by best performance, then total number of wins, then total number of games, then by alphabetical order.

Appearances Statistics
Team Total First Latest Best result Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 Australia 10 1975 2011 Champions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007) 76 55 19 1 1 72.36
 West Indies 10 1975 2011 Champions (1975, 1979) 64 38 25 0 1 59.37
 India 10 1975 2011 Champions (1983, 2011) 67 39 26 1 1 58.20
 Pakistan 10 1975 2011 Champions (1992) 64 36 26 0 2 56.25
 Sri Lanka 10 1975 2011 Champions (1996) 66 31 31 1 2 46.96
 England 10 1975 2011 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992) 66 39 25 1 1 59.09
 New Zealand 10 1975 2011 Semifinals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011) 70 40 29 0 1 57.14
 South Africa 6 1992 2011 Semifinals (1992, 1999, 2007) 47 31 14 2 0 65.95
 Kenya 5 1996 2011 Semifinals (2003) 29 6 22 0 1 20.68
 Zimbabwe 8 1983 2011 Super Six (1999, 2003) 51 10 37 1 3 19.60
 Bangladesh 4 1999 2011 Super 8 (2007) 26 8 17 0 1 30.76
 Ireland 2 2007 2011 Super 8 (2007) 15 4 10 1 0 26.66
 Canada 4 1979 2011 8th(1979) 18 2 16 0 0 11.11
 Netherlands 4 1996 2011 11th(2003) 20 2 18 0 0 10.00
 United Arab Emirates 1 1996 1996 11th(1996) 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
 Bermuda 1 2007 2007 16th(2007) 3 0 3 0 0 0.00
 Namibia 1 2003 2003 14th(2003) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
 Scotland 2 1999 2007 12th(1999) 8 0 8 0 0 0.00
East Africa 1 1975 1975 8th(1975) 3 0 3 0 0 0.00

No longer exists.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament held every four years. The tournament is one of the world’s most viewed sporting events and is considered the “flagship event of the international cricket calendar” by the ICC.[1]

The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975, with the first ODI cricket match having been played only four years prior. However, a separateWomen’s Cricket World Cup had been held two years before the first men’s tournament, and a tournament involving multiple international teams had been held as early as 1912, when a triangular tournament of Test matches was played between Australia, England and South Africa. Each of the first three World Cups were held in England. From the 1987 tournament onwards, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament.

The finals of the World Cup are contested by the ten full members of the ICC (all of which are Test-playing teams) and a number of teams made up fromassociate and affiliate members of the ICC, selected via the World Cricket League and a later qualifying tournament. A total of 19 teams have competed in the ten editions of the tournament, with 14 competing in the 2011 tournament. Australia has won the tournament four times, with the West Indies, India (twice each), Pakistan and Sri Lanka (once each) also having won the tournament. The best performance by a non-full-member team came when Kenya made the semi-finals of the 2003 tournament.

History

Before the first Cricket World Cup

The first ever international cricket match was played between Canada and the United States, on 24 and 25 September 1844.[2] However, the first credited Test match was played in 1877 between Australia and England, and the two teams competed regularly for The Ashes in subsequent years. South Africa was admitted to Test status in 1889.[3] Representative cricket teams were selected to tour each other, resulting in bilateral competition. Cricket was also included as an Olympic sport at the 1900 Paris Games, where Great Britain defeated France to win the gold medal.[4] This was the only appearance of cricket at the Summer Olympics.

The first multilateral competition at international level was the 1912 Triangular Tournament, a Test cricket tournament played in England between all three Test-playing nations at the time: England, Australia and South Africa. The event was not a success: the summer was exceptionally wet, making play difficult on damp uncovered pitches, and attendances were poor, attributed to a “surfeit of cricket”.[5] In subsequent years, international Test cricket has generally been organised as bilateral series: a multilateral Test tournament was not organised again until the triangular Asian Test Championship in 1999.[6]

The number of nations playing Test cricket increased gradually over the years, with the addition of West Indies in 1928,New Zealand in 1930, India in 1932, and Pakistan in 1952. However, international cricket continued to be played as bilateral Test matches over three, four or five days.

In the early 1960s, English county cricket teams began playing a shortened version of cricket which only lasted for one day. Starting in 1962 with a four-team knockout competition known as the Midlands Knock-Out Cup,[7] and continuing with the inaugural Gillette Cup in 1963, one-day cricket grew in popularity in England. A national Sunday League was formed in1969. The first One-Day International match was played on the fifth day of a rain-aborted Test match between England and Australia at Melbourne in 1971, to fill the time available and as compensation for the frustrated crowd. It was a forty overgame with eight balls per over.[8]

In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer established the rival World Series Cricket (WSC) competition. It introduced many of the now commonplace features of One Day International cricket, including coloured uniforms, matches played at night under floodlights with a white ball and dark sight screens, and, for television broadcasts, multiple camera angles, effects microphones to capture sounds from the players on the pitch, and on-screen graphics. The first of the matches with coloured uniforms was the WSC Australians in wattle gold versus WSC West Indians in coral pink, played at VFL Park in Melbourne on 17 January 1979. The success and popularity of the domestic one-day competitions in England and other parts of the world, as well as the early One-Day Internationals, prompted the ICC to consider organising a Cricket World Cup.[9]

Prudential World Cups (1975–1983)

The Prudential Cup trophy

The inaugural Cricket World Cup was hosted in 1975 by England, the only nation able to put forward the resources to stage an event of such magnitude at the time. The 1975 tournament started on 7 June.[10] The first three events were held in England and officially known as the Prudential Cup after the sponsors Prudential plc. The matches consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team, played during the daytime in traditional form, with the players wearing cricket whites and using red cricket balls.[11]

Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the West Indies (the six Test nations at the time), together with Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa.[12] One notable omission was South Africa, who were banned from international cricket due to apartheid. The tournament was won by the West Indies, who defeated Australia by 17 runs in the final at Lord’s.[12]

The 1979 World Cup saw the introduction of the ICC Trophy competition to select non-Test playing teams for the World Cup,[13] with Sri Lanka and Canada qualifying.[14] The West Indies won a second consecutive World Cup tournament, defeating the hosts England by 92 runs in the final. At a meeting which followed the World Cup, the International Cricket Conference agreed to make the competition a quadrennial event.[14]

The 1983 event was hosted by England for a third consecutive time. By this stage, Sri Lanka had become a Test-playing nation, and Zimbabwe qualified through the ICC Trophy. A fielding circle was introduced, 30 yards (27 m) away from thestumps. Four fieldsmen needed to be inside it at all times.[15] The teams faced each other twice, before moving into the knock-outs. India, an outsider quoted at 66–1 to win by bookmakers before the competition began, were crowned champions after upsetting the West Indies by 43 runs in the final.[9][16]

1987–1996

India and Pakistan jointly hosted the 1987 tournament, the first time that the competition was held outside England. The games were reduced from 60 to 50 overs per innings, the current standard, because of the shorter daylight hours in theIndian subcontinent compared with England’s summer.[17] Australia won the championship by defeating England by 7 runs in the final, the closest margin in World Cup final history.[18][19]

The 1992 World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand, introduced many changes to the game, such as coloured clothing, white balls, day/night matches, and a change to the fielding restriction rules. The South African cricket team participated in the event for the first time, following the fall of the apartheid regime and the end of the international sports boycott.[20]Pakistan overcame a dismal start in the tournament to eventually defeat England by 22 runs in the final and emerge as winners.[21]

The 1996 championship was held in the Indian subcontinent for a second time, with the inclusion of Sri Lanka as host for some of its group stage matches.[22] In the semi-final, Sri Lanka, heading towards a crushing victory over India at Eden Gardens after the hosts lost eight wickets while scoring 120 runs in pursuit of 252, were awarded victory by default after crowd unrest broke out in protest against the Indian performance.[23] Sri Lanka went on to win their maiden championship by defeating Australia by seven wickets in the final at Lahore.[24]

Australian treble (1999-2007)

In 1999 the event was hosted by England, with some matches also being held in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Netherlands.[25][26] Twelve teams contested the World Cup. Australia qualified for the semi-finals after reaching their target in their Super 6 match against South Africa off the final over of the match.[27] They then proceeded to the final with a tied match in the semi-final also against South Africa where a mix-up between South African batsmen Lance Klusener and Allan Donald saw Donald drop his bat and stranded mid-pitch to be run out. In the final, Australia dismissed Pakistan for 132 and then reached the target in less than 20 overs and with eight wickets in hand.[28]

A large crowd of over 10,000 fans welcome the Australian team on completing the first World Cuphat-trick – Martin Place, Sydney.

South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted the 2003 World Cup. The number of teams participating in the event increased from twelve to fourteen. Kenya‘s victories over Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, among others – and a forfeit by the New Zealand team, which refused to play in Kenya because of security concerns – enabled Kenya to reach the semi-finals, the best result by an associate. In the final, Australia made 359 runs for the loss of two wickets, the largest ever total in a final, defeating India by 125 runs.[29][30]

In 2007 the tournament was hosted by the West Indies and expanded to sixteen teams.[31] Following Pakistan’s upset loss to World Cup debutants Ireland in the group stage, Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room.[32] Jamaican police had initially launched a murder investigation into Woolmer’s death but later confirmed that he died of heart failure.[33] Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 53 runs (D/L) in farcical light conditions, and extended their undefeated run in the World Cup to 29 matches and winning three straight championships.[34]

2011

India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh jointly hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan were stripped of their hosting rights following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, with the games originally scheduled for Pakistan redistributed to the other host countries.[35] The number of teams participating in the World Cup dropped down to fourteen.[36] Australia lost their final group stage match against Pakistan on 19 March 2011, ending an unbeaten streak of 35 World Cup matches, which had begun on 23 May 1999.[37] India won their second World Cup title by beating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, and became the first country to win the final on home soil.[36]

Format

Qualification

The Test-playing nations qualify automatically for the World Cup main event, while the other teams have to qualify through a series of preliminary qualifying tournaments. The One Day International playing nations automatically enter the final qualification tournament, the World Cup Qualifier, along with other nations who have qualified through separate competitions.

Qualifying tournaments were introduced for the second World Cup, where two of the eight places in the finals were awarded to the leading teams in the ICC Trophy.[13] The number of teams selected through the ICC Trophy has varied throughout the years; currently, six teams are selected for the Cricket World Cup. The World Cricket League (administered by theInternational Cricket Council) is the qualification system provided to allow the Associate and Affiliate members of the ICC more opportunities to qualify. The name “ICC Trophy” has been changed to “ICC World Cup Qualifier”.[38]

Under the current qualifying process, the World Cricket League, all 91 Associate and Affiliate members of the ICC are able to qualify for the World Cup. Associate and Affiliate members must play between two and five stages in the ICC World Cricket League to qualify for the World Cup finals, depending on the Division in which they start the qualifying process.

Process summary in chronological order:

  1. Regional tournaments: Top teams from each regional tournaments will be promoted to a division depending on the teams’ rankings according to the ICC and each division’s empty spots.
  2. Division One: 6 Teams – All automatically qualify for the World Cup Qualifier.
  3. Division Two: 6 Teams – Top 4 qualify for the World Cup Qualifier.
  4. Division Three: 6 Teams – Top 2 promoted to Division Two.
  5. Division Four: 6 Teams – Top 2 promoted to Division Three.
  6. Division Five: 6 Teams – Top 2 promoted to Division Four.
  7. Division Three (second edition): 6 Teams – Top 2 qualify for the World Cup Qualifier.
  8. ICC World Cup Qualifier: 12 Teams – Top 6 are awarded ODI status and Top 4 qualify for the World Cup.

Tournament

The captains of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

The format of the Cricket World Cup has changed greatly over the course of its history. Each of the first four tournaments was played by eight teams, divided into two groups of four.[39] The competition consisted of two stages, a group stage and a knock-outstage. The four teams in each group played each other in the round-robin group stage, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals played against each other in the final. With South Africa returning in the fifth tournament in 1992 as a result of the end of the apartheid boycott, nine teams played each other once in the group phase, and the top four teams progressed to the semi-finals.[40] The tournament was further expanded in 1996, with two groups of six teams.[41] The top four teams from each group progressed to quarter-finals and semi-finals.

A new format was used for the 1999 and 2003 World Cups. The teams were split into two pools, with the top three teams in each pool advancing to the Super 6.[42] The Super 6 teams played the three other teams that advanced from the other group. As they advanced, the teams carried their points forward from previous matches against other teams advancing alongside them, giving them an incentive to perform well in the group stages.[42] The top four teams from the Super 6 stage progressed to the semi-finals, with the winners playing in the final.

The format used in the 2007 World Cup features 16 teams allocated into four groups of four.[43] Within each group, the teams play each other in a round-robin format. Teams earn points for wins and half-points for ties. The top two teams from each group move forward to the Super 8 round. The Super 8 teams play the other six teams that progressed from the different groups. Teams earned points in the same way as the group stage, but carried their points forward from previous matches against the other teams who qualified from the same group to the “Super 8” stage.[44] The top four teams from theSuper 8 round advance to the semi-finals, and the winners of the semi-finals play in the final.

The format used in the 2011 and 2015[45] World Cups features two groups of seven teams, each playing in a round-robin format. The top four teams from each group proceed to the knock out stage consisting of quarter-finals, semi-finals and ultimately the final.[46]

Trophy

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is presented to the winners of the World Cup. The current trophy was created for the 1999 championships, and was the first permanent prize in the tournament’s history. Prior to this, different trophies were made for each World Cup.[47] The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Coover a period of two months.

The current trophy is made from silver and gild, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represent the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe characterises a cricket ball.[48] It stands 60 centimetres high and weighs approximately 11 kilograms. The names of the previous winners are engraved on the base of the trophy, with space for a total of twenty inscriptions. The ICC keeps the original trophy. A replica differing only in the inscriptions is permanently awarded to the winning team.[49]

Media coverage

Mello

The tournament is the world’s third largest (with only the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics exceeding it), being televised in over 200 countries to over 2.2 billion television viewers.[50][51][52][53]Television rights, mainly for the 2011 and 2015 World Cup, were sold for over US$1.1 billion,[54] and sponsorship rights were sold for a further US$500 million.[55] The 2003 Cricket World Cup matches were attended by 626,845 people,[56] while the 2007 Cricket World Cup sold more than 672,000 tickets.[57][58]

Successive World Cup tournaments have generated increasing media attention as One-Day International cricket has become more established. The 2003 World Cup in South Africa was the first to sport a mascot, Dazzler the zebra.[59] An orange mongoose known as Mello was the mascot for the2007 Cricket World Cup.[60] Stumpy, a blue elephant was the mascot for the 2011 World Cup.[61]

On 13 February the opening of the 2015 tournament was celebrated with a Google Doodle.[62]

Selection of hosts

Civic Centre, South Africa honours the 2003 World Cup.

The International Cricket Council’s executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining the bids made by the nations keen to hold a Cricket World Cup.[63]

England hosted the first three competitions. The ICC decided that England should host the first tournament because it was ready to devote the resources required to organising the inaugural event.[10] India volunteered to host the third Cricket World Cup, but most ICC members preferred England as the longer period of daylight in England in June meant that a match could be completed in one day.[64] The 1987 Cricket World Cup was held in India and Pakistan, the first hosted outside England.[65]

Many of the tournaments have been jointly hosted by nations from the same geographical region, such as South Asia in 1987, 1996 and 2011, Australasia in 1992 and 2015, Southern Africa in 2003 and West Indies in 2007.

Tournament history

Year Host Nation(s) Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
1975
Details
England
England
Lord’s, London,
United Kingdom
 West Indies
291/8 (60 overs)
West Indies won by 17 runs
Scorecard
 Australia
274 all out (58.4 overs)
1979
Details
England
England
Lord’s, London,
United Kingdom
 West Indies
286/9 (60 overs)
West Indies won by 92 runs
Scorecard
 England
194 all out (51 overs)
1983
Details
England Wales
England, Wales
Lord’s, London,
United Kingdom
 India
183 all out (54.4 overs)
India won by 43 runs
Scorecard
 West Indies
140 all out (52 overs)
1987
Details
India Pakistan
India, Pakistan
Eden Gardens, Calcutta,
India
 Australia
253/5 (50 overs)
Australia won by 7 runs
Scorecard
 England
246/8 (50 overs)
1992
Details
Australia New Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
MCG, Melbourne,
Australia
 Pakistan
249/6 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 22 runs
Scorecard
 England
227 all out (49.2 overs)
1996
Details
Pakistan India Sri Lanka
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore,
Pakistan
 Sri Lanka
245/3 (46.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
 Australia
241/7 (50 overs)
1999
Details
England Wales Scotland Republic of Ireland Netherlands
England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands
Lord’s, London,
United Kingdom
 Australia
133/2 (20.1 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Scorecard
 Pakistan
132 all out (39 overs)
2003
Details
South Africa Zimbabwe Kenya
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya
Wanderers,Johannesburg,
South Africa
 Australia
359/2 (50 overs)
Australia won by 125 runs
Scorecard
 India
234 all out (39.2 overs)
2007
Details
West Indies Cricket Board
West Indies
Kensington Oval,Bridgetown,
Barbados
 Australia
281/4 (38 overs)
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L)
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
215/8 (36 overs)
2011
Details
India Sri Lanka Bangladesh
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai,
India
 India
277/4 (48.2 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
274/6 (50 overs)
2015
Details
Australia New Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
MCG, Melbourne,
Australia
2019
Details
England Wales
England, Wales
Lord’s, London,
England
2023
Details
India
India

Results

Map of each nation’s best results

Twenty nations have qualified for the Cricket World Cup at least once (excluding qualification tournaments). Seven teams have competed in every finals tournament, five of which have won the title.[9] The West Indies won the first two tournaments,Australia has won four, India has won two, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each won once. The West Indies (1975 and 1979) and Australia (1999, 2003 and 2007) are the only nations to have won consecutive titles.[9] Australia has played in six of the ten final matches (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007). England has yet to win the World Cup, but has been runners-up three times (1979, 1987, 1992). The best result by a non-Test playing nation is the semi-final appearance by Kenya in the 2003 tournament; while the best result by a non-Test playing team on their debut is the Super 8 (second round) by Ireland in 2007.[9]

Sri Lanka as a co-host of the 1996 Cricket World Cup was the first host to win the tournament, though the final was held in Pakistan.[9] India won in 2011 as host and was the first team to win in a final played in their own country.[66] England is the only other host to have made the final, in 1979. Other countries which have achieved or equalled their best World Cup results while co-hosting the tournament are New Zealand as semi-finalists in 1992; Zimbabwe who reached the Super Six in 2003; and Kenya as semi-finalists in 2003.[9] In 1987, co-hosts India and Pakistan both reached the semi-finals, but were eliminated by Australia and England respectively.[9] Australia in 1992, England in 1999, South Africa in 2003, andBangladesh in 2011 have been the host teams that were eliminated in the first round.

Teams’ performances

Comprehensive teams’ performances of over the past World Cups:

Team \ Host 1975 1979 1983 1987 1992 1996 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019 2023
England England England India
Pakistan
Australia
New Zealand
India
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
England South Africa
Zimbabwe
Kenya
West Indies Cricket Board India
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Australia
New Zealand
England India
 Afghanistan Q
 Australia 2nd GP GP 1st 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st QF Q
 Bangladesh GP GP 7th GP Q
 Bermuda GP
 Canada GP GP GP GP
East Africa GP
 England SF 2nd SF 2nd 2nd QF GP GP 5th QF Q Q
 India GP GP 1st SF 7th SF 6th 2nd GP 1st Q Q
 Ireland 8th GP Q
 Kenya GP GP SF GP GP
 Namibia GP
 Netherlands GP GP GP GP
 New Zealand SF SF GP GP SF QF SF 5th SF SF Q
 Pakistan GP SF SF SF 1st QF 2nd GP GP SF Q
 Scotland GP GP Q
 South Africa SF QF SF GP SF QF Q
 Sri Lanka GP GP GP GP 8th 1st GP SF 2nd 2nd Q
 United Arab Emirates GP Q
 West Indies 1st 1st 2nd GP 6th SF GP GP 6th QF Q
 Zimbabwe GP GP 9th GP 5th 6th GP GP Q

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Prior to the 1992 World Cup, South Africa was banned due to apartheid.

The number of wins followed by Run-rate is the criteria for determining the rankings till the 1987 World Cup.

The number of points followed by, head to head performance and then Net Run-rate is the criteria for determining the rankings for the World Cups from 1992 onwards.

Legend

  • 1st – Winner
  • 2nd – Runner up
  • SF – Semi-final
  • S8 – Super Eight (2007 only)
  • S6 – Super Six (1999–2003)
  • QF – Quarter-finals (1996 & 2011)
  • GP – Group – First round
  • Q – Qualified

Debutant teams

Year Teams
1975  Australia, East Africa,  England,  India,  New Zealand,  Pakistan,  Sri Lanka,  West Indies
1979  Canada
1983  Zimbabwe
1987 none
1992  South Africa
1996  Kenya,  Netherlands,  United Arab Emirates
1999  Bangladesh,  Scotland
2003  Namibia
2007  Bermuda,  Ireland
2011 none
2015  Afghanistan

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Awards

Man of the tournament

Since 1992, one player has been declared as “Man of the Tournament” at the end of the World Cup finals:[67]

Year Player Performance details
1992 New Zealand Martin Crowe 456 runs
1996 Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets
1999 South Africa Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets
2003 India Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets
2007 Australia Glenn McGrath 26 wickets
2011 India Yuvraj Singh 362 runs and 15 wickets

Man of the Match in the Final

There were no Man of the Tournament awards before 1992 but Man of the Match awards have always been given for individual matches. Winning the Man of the Match in the final is logically noteworthy, as this indicates the player deemed to have played the biggest part in the World Cup final. To date the award has always gone to a member of the winning side. The Man of the Match award in the final of the competition has been awarded to:[67]

Year Player Performance details
1975 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd 102 runs
1979 West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 138*
1983 India Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26
1987 Australia David Boon 75 runs
1992 Pakistan Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49
1996 Sri Lanka Aravinda de Silva 107* and 3/42
1999 Australia Shane Warne 4/33
2003 Australia Ricky Ponting 140*
2007 Australia Adam Gilchrist 149
2011 India Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91*

Tournament records

Main individual and team records

Sachin Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in World Cup history.

World Cup records[68]
Batting
Most runs India Sachin Tendulkar 2,278 (19922011)
Highest average (min. 20 inns.) West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 63.31 (19751987)
Highest score West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle vZimbabwe 215 (2015)
Highest partnership West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels
(2nd wicket) v Zimbabwe
372 (2015)
Most runs in a tournament India Sachin Tendulkar 673 (2003)
Bowling
Most wickets Australia Glenn McGrath 71 (19962007)
Lowest average (min. 1000 balls bowled) Australia Glenn McGrath 19.21 (19962007)
Best bowling figures Australia Glenn McGrath vNamibia 7/15 (2003)
Most wickets in a tournament Australia Glenn McGrath 26 (2007)
Fielding
Most dismissals (wicket-keeper) Australia Adam Gilchrist 39 (19992007)
Most catches (fielder) Australia Ricky Ponting 28 (19962011)
Team
Highest score  Australia v Afghanistan 417/6 (2015)
Lowest score  Canada v Sri Lanka 36 (2003)
Highest win % Australia Australia 74% (Played 76, Won 55)
Most consecutive wins Australia Australia 25 (19992011)
Most consecutive tournament wins Australia Australia 3 (19992007)

See also

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format One Day International
First tournament 1988
Last tournament 2014
Tournament format Round-robin
Knock-out
Number of teams 16
Current champion  South Africa (1st title)
Most successful  Australia (3 titles)
 India (3 titles)

The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is an international cricket tournament contested by national Under-19 teams. The tournament was not staged after its first edition in 1988 till 1998 and since then has been organised by the ICC as a biennial event. The number of competing teams in the tournament has increased from eight in 1988 to the present 16 giving an opportunity for a number of associate and affiliate teams to showcase their talent.

Summary of all teams in all tournaments[edit]

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past Under 19 World Cups, as at the end of the2014 tournament. Teams are sorted by best performance, then winning percentage, then (if equal) by alphabetical order.

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Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 Australia 10 1988 2014 Champions (1988, 2002,2010) 67 50 15 0 2 76.92
 India 10 1988 2014 Champions (2000, 2008,2012) 65 47 17 0 1 73.43
 Pakistan 10 1988 2014 Champions (2004, 2006) 63 45 18 0 0 74.42
 South Africa 9 1998 2014 Champions (2014) 55 40 14 0 1 71.07
 England 10 1988 2014 Champions (1998) 63 36 26 0 1 58.06
 West Indies 10 1988 2014 Runners-up (2004) 65 39 26 0 0 60.00
 Sri Lanka 10 1988 2014 Runners-up (2000) 62 33 28 0 1 54.09
 New Zealand 10 1988 2014 Runners-up (1998) 60 28 31 0 1 47.45
 Bangladesh 9 1998 2014 5th place (2006) 58 40 16 1 1 71.05
 Zimbabwe 9 1998 2014 6th place (2004) 56 25 31 0 0 44.64
 Afghanistan 3 2010 2014 7th place (2014) 18 7 11 0 0 38.88
   Nepal 6 2000 2012 8th place (2000) 37 19 17 0 1 52.77
 Ireland 7 1998 2012 10th place (2010) 43 14 28 1 0 33.72
 Scotland 6 1998 2014 11th place (2012) 36 11 25 0 0 30.55
 Kenya 3 1998 2002 11th place (1998) 17 5 12 0 0 29.41
 Canada 4 2002 2014 11th place (2010) 23 3 18 1 1 15.90
 Namibia 7 1998 2014 11th place (2008) 41 6 34 1 0 15.85
 United States 2 2006 2010 12th place (2006) 11 2 8 0 1 20.00
 United Arab Emirates 1 2014 2014 12th place (2014) 6 1 5 0 0 16.66
 Papua New Guinea 7 1998 2014 12th place (2008,2010) 41 3 38 0 0 7.31
 Denmark 1 1998 1998 13th place (1998) 6 2 4 0 0 33.33
 Netherlands 1 2000 2000 14th place (2000) 6 1 4 0 1 20.00
 Hong Kong 1 2010 2010 14th place (2010) 6 1 5 0 0 16.66
 Uganda 2 2004 2006 14th place (2004,2006) 12 2 10 0 0 16.66
 Bermuda 1 2008 2008 15th place (2008) 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
 Malaysia 1 2008 2008 16th place (2008) 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
Americas 1 2000 2000 16th place (2000) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
ICC Associates 1 1988 1988 8th place (1988) 7 0 7 0 0 0.00

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The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win

Team result by tournament[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • * – Team was ineligible for tournament
  • italics – Team is defunct
  •     — Hosts

History[edit]

1988 (Winner: Australia)[edit]

The inaugural event was titled the McDonald’s Bicentennial Youth World Cup, and was held in 1988 as part of theAustralian Bicentenary celebrations. It took place in South Australia and Victoria. Teams from the seven Test-playing nations, as well as an ICC Associates XI, competed in a round-robin format. Australia lost only one match, their final round-robin game against Pakistan by which time they had qualified for the semis. They went on to beat Pakistan by five wickets in the final, thanks to an unbeaten hundred from Brett Williams. England and West Indies made up the last four, but India were the real disappointments. After opening with a good win against England, they suffered hefty defeats in four matches to be knocked out early. The tournament was notable for the number of future international players who competed. Future England captains Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton played, as did Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju, New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns, Pakistanis Mushtaq Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, and West IndiansBrian Lara, Ridley Jacobs, and Jimmy Adams. Australia’s Brett Williams was the leading run-scorer, with 471 runs at anaverage of 52.33. Wayne Holdsworth from Australia and Mushtaq Ahmed were the leading wicket-takers, with 19 wickets ataverages of 12.52 and 16.21 respectively.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 8 teams were: 1.Australia, 2.Pakistan, 3.West Indies, 4.England, 5.Sri Lanka, 6.India, 7.New Zealand, 8.ICC Associates

1998 (Winner: England)[edit]

England were the unexpected winners of the second Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. In 1998, the event was relaunched in South Africa as a biennial tournament. The only previous tournament of its kind was held ten years earlier. In addition to the nine Test-playing nations, there were teams from Bangladesh, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Namibiaand Papua New Guinea. The teams were divided into four pools, named after Gavaskar, Sobers, Cowdrey and Bradman, and the top two sides from each progressed to two Super League pools, whose winners advanced to the final. In order to give everyone a decent amount of cricket, the non-qualifiers competed in a Plate League, won by Bangladesh, who beatWest Indies in the final. West Indies failed to qualify for the Super League after a fiasco concerning the composition of their squad – they arrived with seven players who contravened the age restrictions for the tournament. The Super League, in which every game was covered live on South African satellite television, also threw up a number of shocks and tense finishes; both pools came down to net run-rate at the finish. England, from being down and almost out, beat Pakistan – who surprisingly lost all three of their games – but lost a rain-affected match to India. Australia had beaten India and Pakistan and were favourites to reach the final. Only a massive defeat by England could deny them: but that is precisely what they suffered. In front of a crowd of about 6,000 at Newlands, they were bowled out for 147. New Zealand joined England in the final, where a century from England’s Stephen Peters won the day. Chris Gayle was the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 364 runs at an average of 72.80. West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan and Zimbabwean Mluleki Nkala were the leading wicket-takers, with 16 wickets at 10.81 and 13.06 respectively.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.England, 2.New Zealand, 3.South Africa, 4.Australia, 5.India, 6.Sri Lanka, 7.Pakistan, 8.Zimbabwe, 9.Bangladesh, 10.West Indies, 11.Kenya, 12.Scotland, 13.Denmark, 14.Ireland, 15.Namibia, 16.Papua New Guinea

2000 (Winner: India)[edit]

The 2000 tournament was held in Sri Lanka, and replicated the format from 1998. Participating nations included the nine Test-playing nations, as well as Bangladesh, Kenya, Ireland, Namibia, Holland, Nepal and the Americas. To the disappointment of a large crowd at Colombo’s SSC, Sri Lanka fell at the final hurdle in a final dominated by India. The winners remained unbeaten throughout, and destroyed Australia by 170 runs in the semi-final to underline their supremacy. In the other semi-final, Sri Lanka delighted a crowd of 5000 at Galle by beating Pakistan. The fact that three of the four semi-finalists were from Asia and so more attuned to the conditions was coincidental – they played the better cricket and, in Pakistan’s case, had a very experienced squad. England, the defending champions, were most disappointing, and they won only one match against a Test-playing country, and that a last-ball victory over Zimbabwe. South Africa, one of the favourites, were desperately unlucky to be eliminated after three no-results gave them three points while Nepal, with four points courtesy of one win over Kenya, went through to the Super League instead. The format of the tournament was as in 1997-98, with four groups of four and then a Super League and final. Graeme Smith was the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 348 runs at an average of 87.00. Pakistan’s Zahid Saeed was the leading wicket-taker, with 15 wickets at 7.60. India’s Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Series. India clinched the title for the first time under the captaincy ofMohammed Kaif.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.India, 2.Sri Lanka, 3.Pakistan, 4.Australia, 5.West Indies, 6.England, 7.New Zealand, 8.Nepal, 9.South Africa, 10.Bangladesh, 11.Zimbabwe, 12.Ireland, 13.Kenya, 14.Netherlands, 15.Namibia, 16.Americas

2002 (Winner: Australia)[edit]

The fourth Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand only confirmed Australia’s dominance of the game, and from their opening match, when they obliterated Kenya by 430 runs, through to their comprehensive victory over South Africa in the final, they were never threatened. Participating nations included the ten Test-playing nations, plus Canada, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Scotland. Their captain, Cameron White, was singled out for praise for his leadership, and he chipped in with 423 runs at 70.50. And they didn’t rely on pace either, playing only two seamers and four slow bowlers, with Xavier Doherty, a slow left-armer, leading the wicket-takers with 16 at 9.50 and all without a single wide. In contrast, India, the holders, underperformed in their semi-final against South Africa, a team they had easily beaten a week or so earlier. They also suffered embarrassing defeats to neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan, however, provided the main upset when they lost to Nepal by 30 runs, and Nepal also gave England a few uneasy moments. Zimbabwe won the plate competition, with their expected opponents, Bangladesh, beaten in the semi-final by Nepal. Australian Cameron Whitewas the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 423 runs at an average of 70.50 and Xavier Doherty was the leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at 9.50. Tatenda Taibu, Zimbabwe’s captain, was Man of the Series for his 250 runs and 12 wickets, not to mention his wicket-keeping in between bowling stints.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.Australia, 2.South Africa, 3.India, 4.West Indies, 5.Pakistan, 6.New Zealand, 7.England, 8.Sri Lanka, 9.Zimbabwe, 10.Nepal, 11.Bangladesh, 12.Namibia, 13.Scotland, 14.Kenya, 15.Canada, 16.Papua New Guinea

2004 (Winner: Pakistan)[edit]

The 2004 tournament was held in Bangladesh. More than 350,000 spectators saw the 54 matches played in the tournament. The finale ended with a close final between the two best teams – West Indies and Pakistan. It was won by Pakistan by 25 runs against West Indies and a 30,000 crowd acclaimed the victorious Pakistanis almost as their own. The players, from the ten Test countries and six other nations, were feted wherever they went, and the appetite for cricket was remarkable: even Zimbabwe v Canada sold out. The shock was the elimination from the main competition of holders Australia, bowled out for 73 and beaten by Zimbabwe in the group stage when Tinashe Panyangara took 6 for 31, the second-best figures in the competition’s history. And Australia then lost to Bangladesh in the plate final amid thumping drums and gleeful celebrations. The downside was the quality of the cricket, which was often mediocre on some indifferent pitches, and the reporting of six unidentified bowlers for having suspect actions. Pakistan would have finished unbeaten but for a hiccup against England – when both teams had already qualified for the semis. England reached the last four, which was progress, and Alastair Cook looked a class apart. But they came unstuck against West Indies’ spinners in the semi-final. India completed the semi-finalists. Dhawan and Suresh Raina were the backbone of a strong batting line-up, and Raina’s 90 from just 38 balls against the hapless Scots was as brutal an innings as one will see at any level. Both looked international-class already, though faced with a tough task breaking into their senior side’s formidable top order. The captain Ambati Rayudu had been hailed as the next great batting hope, having scored a century and a double in a first-class match at the age of 17. But he did not score the runs promised and was banned by the referee John Morrison from the semi-final after allowing a funereal over-rate during the Super League win against Sri Lanka: eight overs were bowled in the first 50 minutes. India’s Shikhar Dhawan was named Man of the Tournament, and was the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 505 runs at an average of 84.16. Bangladeshi Enamul Haque was the leading wicket-taker, with 22 wickets at 10.18.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.Pakistan, 2.West Indies, 3.India, 4.England, 5.Sri Lanka, 6.Zimbabwe, 7.South Africa, 8.New Zealand, 9.Bangladesh, 10.Australia, 11.Ireland, 12.Scotland, 13.Nepal, 14.Uganda, 15.Canada, 16.Papua New Guinea

2006 (Winner: Pakistan)[edit]

This tournament was always going to struggle to live up to the overwhelming response that greeted the previous event in Bangladesh. Despite free tickets the matches were sparsely attended even when the home side were in action, but it shouldn’t detract from an impressive two weeks which finished with Pakistan securing their second consecutive title in an extraordinary final against India at the Premadasa Stadium. Pakistan crumbled to 109, but in a thrilling passage of play reduced India to 9 for 6. Jamshed Ahmed and Anwar Ali, two of the success stories of the tournament, did the damage and there was no way back for India who fell 38 runs short. These two teams and Australia were the pick of the sides and along with England – who surpassed expectation to reach the semi-finals after beating a talented Bangladesh side – made up the final four. A number of players caught the eye, notably Australia captain Moises Henriques, the Indian batsmen Sumit thakur – the tournament’s leading run-scorer – and team-mate Rohit Sharma, along with legspinner Piyush Chawla, who a few weeks later made his Test debut against England. However, perhaps the best story of the tournament was Nepal claiming the Plate trophy after a thrilling victory against New Zealand having also beaten South Africa during the event.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.Pakistan, 2.India, 3.Australia, 4.England, 5.Bangladesh, 6.Sri Lanka, 7.Zimbabwe, 8.West Indies, 9.Nepal, 10.New Zealand, 11.South Africa, 12.USA, 13.Ireland, 14.Uganda, 15.Namibia, 16.Scotland

2008 (Winner: India)[edit]

It was the first time the tournament was held in an Associate Member country. The 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Malaysia from 17 February to 2 March 2008. Along with hosts, 15 other teams battled in 44 matches packed into 15 days across three cities. India, still smarting from the loss in the previous edition had reason to be upbeat with Tanmay Srivastava, a mature batsman who eventually finished as the tournament’s leading run-getter, in their ranks. Australia and England had forgettable campaigns, coming up short against the big teams after making mincemeat of the minnows. Defending champions Pakistan were fortuitous to reach the semi-finals as their batsmen never really got going and, against South Africa in the semi-finals, their luck finally ran out while chasing 261. New Zealand, boosted by Man of the Tournament Tim Southee, were impressive before losing to India in a narrow run-chase under lights and cloudy skies in the other semi-final. South Africa’s captain Wayne Parnell had played a major role in ensuring their passage to the summit clash, picking up the most wickets in the tournament en route. But they had lost to India in the group stages and lightning did strike twice. India under the leadership of Virat Kohli, after being bowled out for 159, emerged triumphant by 12 runs under the D/L method and were crowned champions for the second time.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.India, 2.South Africa, 3.Pakistan, 4.New Zealand, 5.England, 6.Australia, 7.Sri Lanka, 8.Bangladesh, 9.West Indies, 10.Nepal, 11.Namibia, 12.Papua New Guinea, 13.Ireland, 14.Zimbabwe, 15.Bermuda, 16.Malaysia [1]

2010 (Winner: Australia)[edit]

The 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand in January 2010. The tournament was hosted in New Zealand after the ICC took it away from Kenya on the flimsiest of reasons which ridiculed its own mission to spread the game. Kenya were further kicked by the ICC as their side was not allowed to participate as it had not won the African qualifying event – a weakened side had been fielded as at the time, as hosts, they did not need to qualify. As it was, New Zealand did a decent job but crowds were dismal and the group stages were as tediously predictable as in the senior tournament, with the better-funded big nations dominating. South Africa did beat Australia in a good match but a dead rubber. The competition came alive in the quarter-finals as West Indies beat England and Sri Lanka defeated South Africa. The best tie of the competition came when Pakistan beat fierce rivals India by two wickets with three balls remaining in a low-scoring match. The final between Australia and Pakistan was a rematch of the first tournament, and Australia won by 25 runs in a game where fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.Australia, 2.Pakistan, 3.West Indies, 4.Sri Lanka, 5.South Africa, 6.India, 7.New Zealand, 8.England, 9.Bangladesh, 10.Ireland, 11.Canada, 12.Papua New Guinea, 13.Zimbabwe, 14.Hong Kong, 15.USA, 16.Afghanistan

2012 (Winner: India)[edit]

2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Tony Ireland Stadium, Australia. Along with the 10 ten test playing nations, Afghanistan, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland and Namibia also participated in this tournament. Australia lost against India in the final on 26 August 2012. India’s third U19 World Cup means they tie for the most with Australia. Sri Lanka could not go through into the last eight but won the Plate championship by defeating Afghanistan by 7 wickets. Reece Topley of England was the highest wicket taker whereas Anamul Haque of Banglasdesh was the top run getter. India won the final against Australia with 14 balls to spare and 6 wickets remaining. Captain Unmukt Chand played a match winning innings of 111* not out in 130 balls with the help of 6 sixes & 7 fours. Sandeep Sharma also excelled with four wickets under his belt.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.India, 2.Australia, 3.South Africa, 4.New Zealand, 5.England, 6.West Indies, 7.Bangladesh, 8.Pakistan, 9.Sri Lanka, 10.Afghanistan, 11.Scotland, 12.Ireland, 13.Nepal, 14.Papua New Guinea, 15.Zimbabwe, 16.Namibia

2014 (Winner: South Africa)[edit]

2014 Under-19 Cricket World-Cup was held in Dubai(U.A.E) in 2014. It was the first time that U.A.E hosted an ICC event. Afghanistan was the only non-full member to qualify for the Quarter Finals. This was the first time that Afghanistan reached the last eight of this tournament, courtesy of their stellar performance against Australia in the group stage. In fact, this was the second time that a non-test playing nation qualified for the Super League/ Quarter Finals, Nepal being the first one in the 2000 edition. India wobbled in the Quarter Finals against England and finally lost in the final over. This was the first semi-final berth for England in last four editions. Pakistan beat England in the semis to reach its fifth Under-19 Final, becoming the first team to do so. South Africa beat Australia in the second semi-final. In a one-sided final, South Africa beat Pakistans and claimed its maiden U-19 World Cup title. Corbin Bosch, son of former South African cricketer Tertius Bosch, was the Man of the Match in the finals and Aiden Markram was the Man of the Series. South Africa did not lose even a single match in the entire tournament.

The final ranks in the tournament for the 16 teams were: 1.South Africa, 2.Pakistan, 3.England, 4.Australia, 5.India, 6.West Indies, 7.Afghanistan, 8.Sri Lanka, 9.Bangladesh, 10.New Zealand, 11.Zimbabwe, 12.UAE, 13.Namibia, 14.Scotland, 15.Canada, 16.Papua New Guinea

Results[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runners up Semi Finalist 1 (3rd Place) Semi Finalist 2 (4th Place) Plate Champions†
1988  Australia  Australia  Pakistan  West Indies  England Not Played
1998  South Africa  England  New Zealand  South Africa  Australia  Bangladesh
2000  Sri Lanka  India  Sri Lanka  Pakistan  Australia  South Africa
2002  New Zealand  Australia  South Africa  India  West Indies  Zimbabwe
2004  Bangladesh  Pakistan  West Indies  India  England  Bangladesh
2006  Sri Lanka  Pakistan  India  Australia  England    Nepal
2008  Malaysia  India  South Africa  Pakistan  New Zealand  West Indies
2010  New Zealand  Australia  Pakistan  West Indies  Sri Lanka  Bangladesh
2012  Australia  India  Australia  South Africa  New Zealand  Sri Lanka
2014  United Arab Emirates  South Africa  Pakistan  England  Australia  Bangladesh
2016  Bangladesh
2018  New Zealand
2020  South Africa

† The Plate Championship is played among teams not qualified for the second round and is treated as play-off for 9th position as 8 nations advance to the second round of the main tournament.

♦ Officially, no semi finals were played in this tournament. These teams were the 3rd and the 4th ranked teams in the Super League.

Team Australia
1988
South Africa
1998
Sri Lanka
2000
New Zealand
2002
Bangladesh
2004
Sri Lanka
2006
Malaysia
2008
New Zealand
2010
Australia
2012
United Arab Emirates
2014
Bangladesh
2016
New Zealand
2018
South Africa
2020
Total
 Afghanistan 16th 10th 7th Q 3
 Australia 1st 4th 4th 1st 10th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd 4th Q Q Q 10
 Bangladesh 9th 10th 11th 9th 5th 8th 9th 7th 9th Q Q Q 9
 Bermuda 15th 1
 Canada 15th 15th 11th 15th 4
 Denmark 13th 1
 England 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 5th 8th 5th 3rd Q Q Q 10
 Fiji Q 1
 Hong Kong 14th 1
 ICC Americas 16th 1
 ICC Associates 8th 1
 India 6th 5th 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 6th 1st 5th Q Q Q 10
 Ireland 14th 12th 11th 13th 10th 12th 6
 Kenya 11th 13th 14th 3
 Malaysia 16th 1
 Namibia 15th 15th 12th 15th 11th 16th 13th Q 7
 Netherlands 14th 1
   Nepal 8th 10th 13th 9th 10th 13th 6
 New Zealand 7th 2nd 7th 6th 8th 10th 4th 7th 4th 10th Q Q Q 10
 Pakistan 2nd 7th 3rd 5th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 8th 2nd Q Q Q 10
 Papua New Guinea 16th 16th 16th 12th 12th 14th 16th 7
 South Africa * 3rd 9th 2nd 7th 11th 2nd 5th 3rd 1st Q Q Q 9
 Scotland 12th 13th 12th 16th 11th 14th 6
 Sri Lanka 5th 6th 2nd 8th 5th 6th 7th 4th 9th 8th Q Q Q 10
 Uganda 14th 14th 2
 United Arab Emirates 12th 1
 United States 12th 15th 2
 West Indies 3rd 10th 5th 4th 2nd 8th 9th 3rd 6th 6th Q Q Q 10
 Zimbabwe 8th 11th 9th 6th 7th 14th 13th 15th 11th Q Q Q 9

Year in review 2014

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2014 (MMXIV) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar(dominical letter E), the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium, the 14th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

By the United Nations, 2014 is designated the:

 Horus of the horizon 2014
stuff that happen in 2014
Islamic terror attack

Global search

1.Robin Williams

2.World Cup

3.Ebola

4.Malaysia Airlines

5.ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

6.Flappy Bird

7.Conchita Wurst

8.ISIS

9.Frozen

10.Sochi Olympics

Global news

1.Ebola

2.ISIS

3.Malaysia Airlines

4.Crimea / Ukraine

5.Ferguson

6.Gaza and Israel

7.Scotish Referendum

8.Oscar Pistorius trial

US

1 Robin Williams

2.World Cup

3.Ebola

4.Malaysia Airlines

5.Flappy Bird

6.ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

7.ISIS

8.Ferguson

9.Frozen

10.Ukraine

 Natural Disaster

1.Hurricane Arthur

2.Chile Earthquake

3.Napa Earthquake

4.Hurricane Iselle

5.Oso Mudslide

6.Hurricane Odile

7.Arkansas Tornado

8.Hurricane Julio

9.Alaska Earthquake

10.Hurricane Ana

 People

1.Jennifer Lawrence

2.Kim Kardashian

3.Tracy Morgan

4.Ray Rice

5.Tony Stewart

6.Iggy Azalea

7.Donald Sterling

8.Adrian Peterson

9.Rene Zellweger

10.Jared Leto

 Pregnancies

1.Mila Kunis

2.Ciara

3.Kourtney Kardashian

4.Kate Middleton

5.Kerry Washington

6.Carrie Underwood

7.Scarlett Johansson

8.Hayden Panettiere

9.Blake Lively

10.Eva Mendes

 Losses of 2014

1.Robin Williams

2.Joan Rivers

3.Philip Seymour Hoffman

4.Maya Angelou

5.Jan Hooks

6.Harold Ramis

7.Shirley Temple

8.Lauren Bacall

9.Mickey Rooney

10.James Avery

University & Colleague

1Università degli Studi eCampus

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2University of Mississippi

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3.Macaulay Culkin

4.Chris Pratt

5.Theo James

6.Ansel Elgort

7.Jamie Dornan

8.Alfonso Ribeiro

9.James McAvoy

10.Laurence Fishburne

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1.Jennifer Lawrence

2.Renee Zellweger

3.Betty White

4.Ellen Page

5.Kim Novak

6.Margot Robbie

7.Jacqueline Bisset

8.Lena Dunham

9.Melanie Griffith

10.Lea Thompson

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1.Ray Rice

2.Adrian Peterson

3.Richard Sherman

4.Paul George

5.Carmelo Anthony

6.Derek Jeter

7.Johnny Manziel

8.Russell Wilson

9.Tony Gwynn

10.Tim Howard

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1.Barack Obama

2.Chris Christie

3.Rand Paul

4.Rick Perry

5.Ted Cruz

6.Joe Biden

7.Elizabeth Warren

8.Scott Walker

9.Paul Ryan

10.Harry Reid

Us Governor

1Arnold Schwarzenegger

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2Chris Christie

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3Rick Perry

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5Andrew Cuomo

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Books

1.Boy, Snow, Bird

2.Blood Will Out

3.Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals. Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

4.City of Heavenly Fire

5.Flash Boys

6.The Invention of Wings

7.All the Light We Cannot See

8.Words of Radiance

9.Yes Please

10.Capital in the Twenty First Century

 TV Shows

1.Game of Thrones

2.True Detective

3.Orange is the New Black

4.The Following

5.American Horror Story

6.Gotham

7.South Park

8.House of Cards

9.Outlander

10.The 100

Movie trailer

1.Gone Girl trailer

2.Interstellar trailer

3.Divergent trailer

4.Frozen trailer

5.The Lego Movie trailer

6.The Avengers 2 trailer

7.Godzilla trailer

8.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer

9.Annabelle trailer

10.Maleficent trailer

Movie

1.Frozen

2.Interstellar

3.Divergent

4.Gone Girl

5.Lone Survivor

6.Godzilla

7.22 Jump Street

8.Big Hero 6

9.Annabelle

10.Maleficent

Music Artist

1.Iggy Azalea

2.Lorde

3.Sam Smith

4.Meghan Trainor

5.Solange Knowles

6.Nicki Minaj

7.Weird Al

8.Sia

9.Daft Punk

10.Taylor Swift

 Song lyrics

1.Say Something lyrics

2.Anaconda lyrics

3.Fancy lyrics

4.Happy lyrics

5.Blank Space lyrics

6.Royals lyrics

7.Dark Horse lyrics

8.Bang Bang lyrics

9.Counting Stars lyrics

10.Wrecking Ball lyrics

 Music festivals

1.Coachella

2.Mysteryland

3.Boston Calling

4.Hard Summer

5.Electric Forest

6.Firefly Music Festival

7.Austin City Limits

8.South by Southwest

9.Outside Lands

10.Fun Fun Fun Fest

 Beers

1.Budweiser

2.Corona

3.Keystone

4.Miller

5.Blue Moon

6.Coors

7.Bud Light

8.PBR

9.Modelo

10.Sierra Nevada

 Video Games

1.Destiny

2.Titanfall

3.Watch Dogs

4.ArcheAge

5.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

6.Madden 15

7.Mario Kart 8

8.Dragon Age Inquisition

9.Battlefield Hardline

10.League of Angels

Cars

1.Ford

2.Jeep

3.Dodge

4.Toyota

5.General Motors

6.Subaru

7.Honda

8.Nissan

9.BMW

10.Tesla

Countries

1Ukraine

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2Korea

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3Nigeria

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4Indonesia

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5Iraq

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6Hong Kong

Hong Kong, alternatively known as H.K. in short form, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the.

#17 most searched

7Qatar

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8Israel

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9Bermuda

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10Palestine

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Cities

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2Sonoma

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3Manchester

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4Kansas City

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5Hong Kong

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6Cleveland

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7Green Bay

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8Saint Paul

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9Dallas

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10Singapore

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Energy Company

1Duke Energy

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2Chevron

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3National Grid plc

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4BP

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5Royal Dutch Shell

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6Florida Power & Light

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7Xcel Energy

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8ExxonMobil

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9Public Service Enterprise Group

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10Consolidated Edison

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Financial company

1Wells Fargo

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2Bank of America

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3Chase

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4Capital One

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5American Express

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6Citibank

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7PNC Financial Services

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7 years in top 10

8USAA

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9Fidelity Investments

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10State Farm Insurance

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3 years in top 10

Retail company

1Amazon.com

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11 years in top 10

2Walmart

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11 years in top 10

3Target Corporation

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4The Home Depot

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11 years in top 10

5Best Buy

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6Lowe’s

Lowe’s is an American chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores that has retail stores in the United States,.

-1 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

11 years in top 10

7Costco

Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise.

-1 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

8 years in top 10

8Walgreens

The Walgreen Company is the largest drug retailing chain in the United States. As of May 31, 2014, the company operated.

+2 since last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

9J. C. Penney

  1. C. Penney Company Inc., known as JCPenney, is a chain of American mid-range department stores based in Plano, Texas..

-1 since last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

11 years in top 10

10Toys “R” Us

Toys “R” Us, Inc. is an American toy and juvenile-products retailer founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #10 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

Medicine

1Advil

Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Advil is manufactured by Pfizer and has been on the market since 1984.

#53 most searched

2Tylenol

Tylenol is an American brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies.

#7 most searched

3Triamcinolone acetonide

Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic corticosteroid used to treat various skin conditions, to relieve the discomfort of.

#122 most searched

4Anxiolytic

An anxiolytic is a medication or other intervention that inhibits anxiety. This effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents…Wikipedia

#131 most searched

5Adderall

Adderall is a psychostimulant pharmaceutical drug of the phenethylamine class used in the treatment of attention deficit.

#2 most searched

6Cortisone

Cortisone is a 21-carbon steroid hormone. It is one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress..

#72 most searched

7Tums

Tums is an antacid made of sucrose and calcium carbonate manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

#133 most searched

8Gabapentin

Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and is currently also..

#14 most searched

9Triamcinolone

Triamcinolone is a long-acting synthetic corticosteroid given orally, by injection, by inhalation, or as a topical ointment or cream.

#70 most searched

10Insulin

Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

#37 most searched

Animals

1Pig

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates.

#10 most searched

2Bear

Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds.

#6 most searched

3Ape

Apes are a branch of Old World tailless anthropoid catarrhine primates native to Africa and Southeast Asia and distinguished.

#64 most searched

4Pony

A pony is a small horse. Depending on context, a pony may be a horse that is under an approximate or exact height at the.

#42 most searched

5Eagle

Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera.

#32 most searched

6Lion

The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.

#11 most searched

7Turkey

The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas.

#12 most searched

8Dolphin

Dolphins are cetacean mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera.

#29 most searched

9Duck

Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese.

#16 most searched

10Bison

Bison are large, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae. Two extant and four extinct species are recognized.

#131 most searched

Chemical weapon

1Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1. With an atomic weight of 1.00794 u, hydrogen.

#4 most searched

2Silicon

Silicon is a chemical element with symbol Si and atomic number 14. It is a tetravalent metalloid, less reactive than its.

#19 most searched

3Lithium

Lithium is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silver-white metal belonging to the alkali.

#22 most searched

4Iron

Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series.

#3 most searched

5Carbon

Carbon is a chemical element with symbol C and atomic number 6. As a member of group 14 on the periodic table, it is.

#5 most searched

6Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a bright yellow dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal.

#1 most searched

7Sodium

Sodium is a chemical element with symbol Na and atomic number 11. It is a soft, silver-white, highly reactive metal and.

#9 most searched

8Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7. It is the lightest pnictogen and at room temperature,

#16 most searched

9Krypton

Krypton is a chemical element with symbol Kr and atomic number 36. It is a member of group 18 elements.

#49 most searched

10Thorium

Thorium is a chemical element with symbol Th and atomic number 90. A radioactive actinide metal, thorium is one of only.

#46 most searched

Space object

1Moon

The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite. Although not the largest natural satellite in the Solar System, it is, among.

#1 most searched

267P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, officially designated 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and sometimes shortened to 67P/C-G, is a.

#35 most searched

3Io

Io is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. It is the fourth-largest moon and has the highest…Wikipedia

#15 most searched

4Ceres

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

#16 most searched

5Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter.

#10 most searched

6Europa

Europa, is the sixth-closest moon of the planet Jupiter, and the smallest of its four Galilean satellites, but still the.

#13 most searched

7Alpha Lupi

Alpha Lupi is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Lupus. According to the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, the.

#61 most searched

8Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.

#4 most searched

9Pluto

Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun.

#8 most searched

10Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It has no natural satellite.

#5 most searched

Events

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Year in review 2013

 

2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter F), the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the3rd millennium, the 13th year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.

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EVENT

GLOBAL

1Boston Marathon

2Typhoon Haiyan

3Government Shutdown

42014 FIFA World Cup

5Chinese New Year (Ox)

6Australian Open

7Eurovision Song Contest

8Wimbledon

9Syria Conflict

10EuroBasket

US

1Boston Marathon

2Government Shutdown

3VMAs

4Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

5Royal Baby

6Zimmerman Trial

7Typhoon Haiyan

8New Pope

9Syria Conflict

10Mayweather vs. Canelo

Top Trending

GLOBAL

1Nelson Mandela

2Paul Walker

3iPhone 5s

4Cory Monteith

5Harlem Shake

6Boston Marathon

7Royal Baby

8Samsung Galaxy S4

9PlayStation 4

10North Korea

US

1Paul Walker

2Boston Marathon Bombing

3Nelson Mandela

4Cory Monteith

5iPhone 5s

6Government Shutdown

7James Gandolfini

8Harlem Shake

9Royal Baby

10Adrian Peterson

Annual Events

1Black Friday

2Cyber Monday

3Daytona 500

4Chinese New Year

5Tour de France

6AMAs

7French Open

8Cinco de Mayo

9Yom Kippur

Google+ hash tag

1#Boston

2#BreakingBad

3#TyphoonHaiyan

4#MileyCryus

5#Pope

6#Mandela

7#SFBatKid

8#MarriageEquality

9#GovermentShutdown

10#DrakeHands

Boys Names

1Luke

2Austin

3Jackson

4Adrian

5Jordan

6Alexander

7Carson

8Cameron

9Christopher

10Cooper

Girls Names

1Fallon

2Chloe

3Jaden

4Harper

5Logan

6Emma

7Cadenza

8Lily

9Sloane

10Mia

People

Global

1Nelson Mandela

2Paul Walker

3Malala Yousafzai

4James Gandolfini

5Miley Cyrus

6Oscar Pistorius

7Jennifer Lawrence

8Aaron Hernandez

9Charlie Hunnam

10Adrian Peterson

Us

1Paul Walker

2Cory Monteith

3Aaron Hernandez

4Adrian Peterson

5Miley Cyrus

6James Gandolfini

7Paula Deen

8Mindy McCready

9Trayvon Martin

10Amanda Bynes

People, Most Searched

1Miley Cyrus

2Drake

3Kim Kardashian

4Justin Bieber

5Beyonce

6Rihanna

7Taylor Swift

8Selena Gomez

9Katy Perry

10Kanye West

Dating Services

1Match.com

2Chemistry.com

3PlentyOfFish.com

4Zoosk.com

5eHarmony.com

6FriendFinder.com

7Tinder

8Hinge

9OurTime.com

10OkCupid

Destination Wedding Locations

1Mexico

2Bahamas

3Kauai

4Caribbean

5Jamaica

6Italy

7Las Vegas

8Florida

9Costa Rica

10Bermuda

Weddings

1Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

2Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto

3Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

4NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes

5Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield

6Jesse James and Alexis Dejoria

7George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

8Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

9Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas

10Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech

Honeymoon Locations

1New Zealand

2Cancún

3Maldives

4Bali

5Thailand

6Belize

7St. Lucia

8Tahiti

9Caribbean

10Croatia

Celebrity Pregnancies

1Kim Kardashian

2Kate Middleton

3Megan Fox

4Shakira

5Jessica Simpson

6Halle Berry

7Tamar Braxton

8Olivia Wilde

9Kerry Washington

10Jennifer Love Hewitt

Celebrity Break-Ups

1Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

2Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

3Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

4Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

5Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

6Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

7Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough

8Katy Perry and John Mayer

9Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis

10Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Deaths of 2013

1Paul Walker

2Nelson Mandela

3Cory Monteith

4James Gandolfini

5Mindy McCready

6Roger Ebert

7Margaret Thatcher

8Chris Kyle

9Lee Thompson Young

10Lou Reed

Athletes

Global

1Oscar Pistorius

2Aaron Hernandez

3Adrian Peterson

4Kevin Ware

5Lance Armstrong

6Gareth Bale

7Jason Collins

8Lamar Odom

9Ray Lewis

10Chris Kelly

Us

1Aaron Hernandez

2Adrian Peterson

3Kevin Ware

4Jason Collins

5Oscar Pistorius

6Lamar Odom

7Richie Incognito

8Ray Lewis

9Colin Kaepernick

10Lindsey Vonn

Performing Artists

1Cory Monteith

2Amanda Bynes

3James Gandolfini

4Charlie Hunnam

5Robin Thicke

6Lea Michele

7Miley Cyrus

8Mindy McCready

9Daft Punk

10Dakota Johnson

Politicians

Male Politicians

1Nelson Mandela

2Ted Cruz

3Barack Obama

4Hugo Chavez

5Rand Paul

6Rob Ford

7Kim Jong Un

8John Kerry

9John F. Kennedy

10Joe Biden

Female Politicians

1Wendy Davis

2Dianne Feinstein

3Kathleen Sebelius

4Janet Napolitano

5Kay Hagan

6Angela Merkel

7Mary Landrieu

8Candice Miller

9Marsha Blackburn

10Park Geun-hye

US governors

1Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, filmmaker, activist, businessman, investor, writer,…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2Chris Christie

Christopher James “Chris” Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey and a leading member of the Republican Party…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

5 years in top 10

3Jesse Ventura

James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, actor, author, naval veteran…Wikipedia

+5 since last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

7 years in top 10

4Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York…Wikipedia

+6 since last year

Peaked at #4 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

5Rick Perry

James Richard “Rick” Perry is an American politician who is the 47th and current Governor of Texas…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

6Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, political commentator, and Democratic Party politician who served as the…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

2 years in top 10

7Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius is an American politician who served as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

8Jerry Brown

Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. is an American politician who currently serves as the 39th Governor of California since…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

9Bob McDonnell

Robert Francis “Bob” McDonnell is a former American politician. He was the 71st Governor of Virginia…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #9 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

10Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

6 years in top 10

11Scott Walker

Scott Kevin Walker is an American Republican Party politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin…Wikipedia

-7 since last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

2 years in top 10

12Rick Scott

Richard Lynn “Rick” Scott is an American businessman and politician who has been the 45th Governor of Florida since 2011…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

13Mark Sanford

Marshall Clement “Mark” Sanford, Jr. is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He currently serves as the U.S…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

14Janet Napolitano

Janet Ann Napolitano is an American politician, lawyer, and university administrator who currently serves as the president…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #10 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

15Deval Patrick

Deval Laurdine Patrick is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, the 71st and current Governor of Massachusetts…Wikipedia

+4 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

2 years in top 10

16Jeb Bush

John Ellis “Jeb” Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

17George Wallace

George Corley Wallace, Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive…Wikipedia

+3 since last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

2 years in top 10

18Bobby Jindal

Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman…Wikipedia

-3 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

3 years in top 10

19Edwin Edwards

Edwin Washington Edwards is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S…Wikipedia

New in chart

20Joe Manchin

Joseph “Joe” Manchin III is the junior United States Senator from West Virginia…Wikipedia

New in chart

Government bodies

1US Senate

The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States of America, and together with the U.S…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2US Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

3National Park Service

The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many…Wikipedia

+4 since last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4US House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #4 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

5Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States was established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #4 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

7United Nations

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation…Wikipedia

-6 since last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

8US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is a Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

9Judiciary

The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #9 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

10US Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

11United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

6 years in top 10

12Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

13United States Department of Education

The United States Department of Education, also referred to as the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department…Wikipedia

New in chart

14United States Department of State

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

15United States Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, first proposed by the U.S…Wikipedia

-3 since last year

16United States Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation…Wikipedia

New in chart

17United States district court

The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system…Wikipedia

New in chart

18U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an independent agency of the United States federal government…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

19Drug Enforcement Administration

The Drug Enforcement Administration is an United States federal law enforcement agency under the U.S…Wikipedia

-4 since last year

20United States Office of Personnel Management

The United States Office of Personnel Management is an independent agency of the United States government that manages…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

News Sources

1CNN

2Fox News

3TIME

4Google News

5BBC

6Yahoo! News

7AP

8Huffington Post

9MSN News

10Al Jazeera America

Social Media Sites

1Tumblr

2Facebook

3LinkedIn

4SoundCloud

5Google+

6Goodreads

7Wattpad

8Yelp

9MocoSpace

10deviantART

Health Issues

1Flu

2Cold

3Labor

4Diarrhea

5Balance

6Diet

7Back Pain

8Allergies

9Rash

10Lupus

Medications

1Paracetamol

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, or APAP, chemically named N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, is a widely used over-the-counter…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

2Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug derivative of propionic acid used for relieving pain, helping with…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

3Steroid

Steroids comprise a group of cyclical organic compounds whose basis is a characteristic arrangement of seventeen carbon…Wikipedia

#6 most searched

4Oseltamivir

Oseltamivir INN, marketed under the trade name Tamiflu, is an antiviral licensed to prevent or slow the spread of influenza…Wikipedia

#104 most searched

5Sulfamethoxazole

Sulfamethoxazole is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic. It is most often used as part of a synergistic combination…Wikipedia

#112 most searched

6Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is a first-generation antihistamine possessing anticholinergic, antitussive, antiemetic, and sedative…Wikipedia

#8 most searched

7Methocarbamol

Methocarbamol is a central muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle spasms…Wikipedia

#105 most searched

8Antibiotics

An antibiotic is an agent that either kills or inhibits the growth of a microorganism…Wikipedia

#1 most searched

9Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, a derivative of cortisol, which is used to treat a variety of inflammatory…Wikipedia

#146 most searched

10Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid or corticosteroid drug. It is marketed in the USA and Canada under the…Wikipedia

#89 most searched

Marketing

Consumer Electronics

Global

1iPhone 5s

2Samsung Galaxy S4

3PlayStation 4

4Xbox One

5Nexus 5

6HTC One

7iPad Air

8Blackberry 10

9Samsung Galaxy Note 3

10Nokia Lumia 1020

Us

1Playstation 4

2Samsung Galaxy S4

3iPhone 5s

4iPhone 5c

5iPad Air

6iPad Mini

7HTC One

8Chromecast

9Nexus 5

Mobile/Tablet Apps

1Bitstrips

2Vine

3Candy Crush

4MeetMe

5Snapchat

6Ruzzle

7Instagram

8Feedly

9Tinder

10InstaFriends

Food Companies

1Pizza Hut

2Domino’s

3Starbucks

4McDonalds

5Jimmy Johns

6Subway

7Olive Garden

8Buffalo Wild Wings

9Applebees

10Chipotle

Foods

1Pizza

Pizza is an oven-baked flat bread typically topped with tomato sauce and cheese…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2Chicken

Chickens are the most common type of poultry in the world, and were some of the first domesticated animals…Wikipedia

+2 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

3Cake

Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet baked dessert…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

5Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6Egg

Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have been…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

3 years in top 10

7Cheese

Cheese is a food derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

8Chocolate

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored…Wikipedia

+2 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

9Beer

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

10Bread

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

5 years in top 10

11Cookie

In the United States and Canada a cookie is a small, flat, baked treat, usually containing flour, eggs, sugar, and either…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

12Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis…Wikipedia

+2 since last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

13Potato

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

14Salad

A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of raw or cooked food mixed with a sauce and almost always served cold…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

15Soup

Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm, that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

16Milk

Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals…Wikipedia

+3 since last year

17Sugar

Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

18Sauce

In cooking, a sauce is liquid, cream or semi-solid food served on or used in preparing other foods…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

19Hamburger

A hamburger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bun…Wikipedia

New in chart

20Fruit

In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries,…Wikipedia

New in chart

Business people

1Willie Robertson

Willie Jess Robertson is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

2Charles R. Schwab

Charles Robert Schwab, Jr. is an American businessman and investor and the founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation.Wikipedia

#3 most searched

3Lynda Weinman

Lynda Weinman is an American business owner, computer instructor, and author, who founded an online software training web…Wikipedia

#12 most searched

4Carole Middleton

Carole Elizabeth Middleton, is a former air stewardess turned businesswoman, and the mother of Catherine, Duchess of…Wikipedia

#26 most searched

5David A. Siegel

David Alan Siegel is an American businessman. He is the founder of Westgate Resorts Ltd, where he serves as president and…Wikipedia

#28 most searched

6Jeanie Buss

Jeanie Buss is part-owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association…Wikipedia

#48 most searched

7J. P. Morgan

John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate…Wikipedia

#14 most searched

8Leigh Anne Tuohy

Leigh Anne Tuohy is an American interior designer. She is best known for being featured in Michael Lewis’ 2006 book, The…Wikipedia

#102 most searched

9Paul W. Robertson

Paul William Robertson was a Canadian businessperson, media executive and producer known for his work in animated television…Wikipedia

#103 most searched

10Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk is a South Africa-born, Canadian American business magnate, inventor, and investor…Wikipedia

#15 most searched

Apparel Brands and Retailers

1Kohl’s

2JCPenney

3Nordstrom

4Forever 21

5Victoria’s Secret

6Old Navy

7Macy’s

8American Eagle

9Nike

10Dillard’s

Fashion brands

1Forever 21

Forever 21 is an American chain of fashion retailers with its headquarters in Los Angeles, California and sales of $3.7 billion in 2013…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in the Southside Works Neighborhood…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

3H&M

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB is a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, known for its fast-fashion clothing for men…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4Hollister Co.

Hollister Co., often advertised as Hollister or HCo., is an American lifestyle brand owned by Abercrombie & Fitch Co…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

5Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Company is an American multinational luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, having headquarters in New York City, United States…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is an American retailer that focuses on casual wear for young consumers, and is headquartered in New…Wikipedia

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10 years in top 10

7Gucci

Gucci is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company Kering…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

8Zara

Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia, and founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

3 years in top 10

9Rolex

Rolex SA and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

10Wet Seal

Wet Seal is a young women’s clothing retailer headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #9 (yearly)

7 years in top 10

High Fashion Brands

1Versace

2Michael Kors

3Diesel Black Gold

4Gucci

5Kate Spade

6Rachel Zoe

7Prabal Gurung

8Givenchy

9Mulberry

10Luca Luca

Jewelry Brands

1Gucci

2Kendra Scott

3Sucre

4Jennifer Meyer

5Jennifer Fisher

6Better Late Than Never

7Gemfields

8Latest Revival

9Suzannah Wainhouse

10Winifred Grace

Shoe Brands

1TOMS
2Aldo
3Nike
4Jessica Simpson
5Steve Madden
6Nine West
7SUPRA
8Coach
9PUMA
10Vans

Fortune 500

1Google

2Facebook

3Apple

4Yahoo!

5Target

6Wells Fargo

7Home Depot

8Best Buy

9Lowe’s

10Nike

Financial companies

1Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company which is headquartered…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2Bank of America

Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

3Chase

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., doing business as Chase, is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation is a U.S.-based bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #4 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

5American Express

The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6Citibank

Citibank is the consumer division of financial services multinational Citigroup…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

7PNC Financial Services

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is an American financial services corporation, with assets of approximately $271.2 billion…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

6 years in top 10

8USAA

The United Services Automobile Association is a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group of companies…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

9Fidelity Investments

FMR LLC or Fidelity Investments is an American multinational financial services corporation…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #9 (yearly)

6 years in top 10

10State Farm Insurance

State Farm is a group of insurance and financial services companies in the United States. The company also has operations in Canada…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #10 (yearly)

2 years in top 10

Energy companies

1BP

BP plc, sometimes referred to by its former name British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2Duke Energy

Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest electric power holding company in the United States…Wikipedia

+2 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

8 years in top 10

3Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4National Grid plc

National Grid plc is a British multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London, United Kingdom…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

6 years in top 10

5Chevron

Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active…Wikipedia

-3 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6ExxonMobil

Exxon Mobil Corp., or ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas, United States…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #2 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

7Florida Power & Light

Florida Power & Light Company, the principal subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., commonly referred to by its initials, FPL…Wikipedia

New in chart

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

3 years in top 10

8Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Inc. is a utility holding company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving more than 3.3 million electric…Wikipedia

+2 since last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

9Consolidated Edison

Consolidated Edison, Inc., commonly known as Con Edison or Con Ed, is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies…Wikipedia

-3 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

4 years in top 10

10Progress Energy

Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a subsidiary of Duke Energy and prior to its merger with…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

New Cars, Trending

12014 Chevy Volt

22013 Acura NSX

32014 Fiat 500

42014 Chevy Sonic

52014 Ford Focus

62014 Kia Optima

72014 MINI Cooper

82013 Scion iQ

92014 Subaru BRZ

102014 Lexus GS 350

New Cars, Most Searched

12014 Corvette Stingray

22014 Chevrolet Camaro

32013 Honda Civic

42014 Honda Accord

52013 Jeep Wrangler

62014 Ford F-150

72014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

82014 Ford Explorer

92013 Range Rover

102014 Nissan Altima

Car Companies

1Tesla

2Bugatti

3MINI

4Ford

5Jeep

6Toyota

7GMC

8Dodge

9Subaru

10Mazda

Hybrid and Electric Cars

1Chevy Volt

2Fisker Karma

3Toyota Prius C

4Toyota Prius V

5Toyota Camry Hybrid

6Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

7Kia Optima Hybrid

8Ford Focus Electric

9Honda Civic Hybrid

10Mitsubishi I-Miev

Donations

1Donate to Philippines

2Donate to Oklahoma

3Donate to Boston

4Donate to Wikipedia

5Donate to Moore

6Donate to Russia

7Donate to OptiFine

8Donate to Cancer

9Donate to Uttarkhand

10Donate to WikiLeaks

Colleges and Universities

1University of Phoenix

2Liberty University

3Columbia University

4Ashford University

5Northwestern University

6University of Michigan

7University of Washington

8Duke University

9Ohio State University

10Cornell University

Countries & regions

1United States

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, and sometimes the States, is a federal…Wikipedia

#1 most searched

2United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe…Wikipedia

#4 most searched

3North Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula…Wikipedia

#22 most searched

4Vietnam

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia…Wikipedia

#19 most searched

5Russia

Russia or, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic…Wikipedia

#14 most searched

6Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech…Wikipedia

#38 most searched

7Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

8Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe consisting…Wikipedia

#15 most searched

9Syria

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to…Wikipedia

#35 most searched

10Canada

Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories…Wikipedia

#5 most searched

Cities US

1Las Vegas

Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is the most populous city in the state of…Wikipedia

#7 most searched

2Boston

Boston is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

3New York City

New York – referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it…Wikipedia

#1 most searched

4Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

5Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S…Wikipedia

#5 most searched

6Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and with a population of 305,841 is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania…Wikipedia

#25 most searched

7Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C…Wikipedia

#10 most searched

8Buffalo

Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City…Wikipedia

#41 most searched

9Dallas

Dallas is a major city in Texas and is one of the two urban centers of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the…Wikipedia

#6 most searched

10Cleveland

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state…Wikipedia

#33 most searched

Animals

1Turkey

The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas…Wikipedia

#16 most searched

2Dog

The domestic dog is a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora…Wikipedia

#1 most searched

3Cat

The domestic cat is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

4Horse

The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

5Owl

Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified…Wikipedia

#28 most searched

6Iguana

Iguana is a genus of herbivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, several islands in Polynesia…Wikipedia

#151 most searched

7Camel

A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as “humps” on its back…Wikipedia

#44 most searched

8Lobster

Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in…Wikipedia

#18 most searched

9Goat

The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe…Wikipedia

#26 most searched

10Tiger

The tiger is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.38 m over curves and weighing up to 388.7 kg in the wild…Wikipedia

#20 most searched

Endangered Species

1Tiger

2Killer Whale

3Red Panda

4Ocelot

5Dugong

6Saola

7Brown Bear

8Harpy Eagle

9Hammerhead Shark

10Great White Shark

Dog Breeds

1Bulldog

2Chihuahua

3Poodle

4Golden Retriever

5Pug

6Pomeranian

7Shih Tzu

8Collie

9Beagle

10Maltese

Authors

1Tom Clancy

2John Green

3Ree Drummond

4Vince Flynn

5Orson Scott Card

6Sylvia Day

7Stephen King

8Neil Gaiman

9Veronica Roth

10Maya Banks

Books

1Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

2The Great Gatsby

3Divergent

4Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and the Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical Bodies

5The Fault in Our Stars

6Wonder

7Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

8The Book Thief

9Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

10The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)

Drinks

1Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

2Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #1 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

3Beer

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #3 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

4Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #4 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

5Milk

Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #5 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

6Juice

Juice is a liquid that is naturally contained in fruit and vegetables. It can also refer to liquids that are flavored with…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

7Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout the world…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #6 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

8Cocktail

When used to refer to any generic alcoholic mixed drink, cocktail may mean any beverage that contains two or more ingredients…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #8 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

9Vodka

Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings…Wikipedia

-2 since last year

Peaked at #7 (yearly)

10 years in top 10

10Smoothie

A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit, vegetables and in special cases can contain…Wikipedia

+1 since last year

Peaked at #10 (yearly)

1 year in top 10

11Whisky

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

Peaked at #10 (yearly)

9 years in top 10

12Rum

Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

13Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

14Milkshake

A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is usually made from milk, ice cream, or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners…Wikipedia

+5 since last year

15Margarita

The margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

16Lemonade

Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink sweetened with sugar. In different parts of the world, there are variations on the drink and its name…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

17Ale

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm fermentation with a strain of brewers’ yeast…Wikipedia

-1 since last year

18Cider

Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from the unfiltered juice of apples…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

19Espresso

Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans…Wikipedia

New in chart

20Latte

A latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. The term as used in English is a shortened form of the…Wikipedia

Same rank as last year

 

DJs

1Moby

Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

2W&W

W&W is a Dutch electronic dance music duo from Breda, consisting of Dutch Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst…Wikipedia

#26 most searched

3Avicii

Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii is a Swedish EDM DJ, remixer, and record producer…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

4Hardwell

Robbert van de Corput, better known by his stage name Hardwell, is a Dutch progressive and electro house DJ and music producer…Wikipedia

#14 most searched

5Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren is a Dutch music producer and DJ. He is known for mostly playing progressive trance and uplifting trance…Wikipedia

#12 most searched

6Headhunterz

Willem Rebergen, better known by his stage name Headhunterz, is a Dutch DJ and music producer…Wikipedia

#91 most searched

7Diplo

Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter based…Wikipedia

#11 most searched

8Mr. C

Richard West is a British DJ, musician, actor and rapper, who uses the monikers Mr.C, Sycophant Slags & Indigo Kidz…Wikipedia

#77 most searched

9Sasha

Sasha is a Welsh DJ and record producer. Sasha began his career playing acid house dance music in the late 1980s…Wikipedia

#42 most searched

10Classixx

Classixx is an American production and DJ duo, based in Los Angeles, composed of Michael David and Tyler Blake…Wikipedia

#102 most searched

Dance Moves

1Gangnam Style

2The Cat Daddy

3The Dougie

4The Wobble

5YMCA

6The Bernie

7The John Wall

8Macarena

9Cotton Eye Joe

10Shuffling

Beer

1Blue Moon

2Bud Light

3Bud Light Platinum

4Kingfisher

5Stella Artois

6Bud Light Lime

7Coors

8Yuengling

9Birra Moretti

10Coors Light

Whiskeys

1Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch Whisky owned by Diageo that originated in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

2J&B

Justerini & Brooks is a fine wine business selling wines to merchants, restaurants, hotels and private clients…Wikipedia

#15 most searched

3Jameson

Jameson is a blended Irish whiskey produced by the Irish Distillers subsidiary of Pernod Ricard…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

4Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve is the flagship brand of bourbon whiskey owned by the “Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery” company…Wikipedia

#8 most searched

5Jack Daniel’s

Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee whiskey that is the highest selling American whiskey in the world…Wikipedia

#1 most searched

6Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is distilled in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory…Wikipedia

#5 most searched

7Macallan

The Macallan distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Moray…Wikipedia

#7 most searched

8Lagavulin

Lagavulin distillery is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Lagavulin on the island of Islay, Scotland…Wikipedia

#16 most searched

9Jim Beam

Jim Beam is brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky by Beam Suntory…Wikipedia

#6 most searched

10Haig

Haig is brand of Scotch whisky, originally manufactured by John Haig & Co Ltd. The distillery is now part of the Diageo conglomerate…Wikipedia

#36 most searched

TV Shows

Global

1Under The Dome

2Defiance

3Big Brother 15

4Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

5Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

6Sleepy Hollow

7Masters of Sex

8Homeland

9The Blacklist

10Survivor

Us

1Breaking Bad

2Game of Thrones

3Orange Is the New Black

4Scandal

5House of Cards

6Downton Abbey

7Suits

8NCIS

9Dexter

10New Girl

TV Shows, Most Searched

global

1Breaking Bad

2Duck Dynasty

3Big Bang Theory

4Good Morning America

5South Park

6True Blood

7Big Brother 15

8New Girl

9Castle

10Scandal

US

1Breaking Bad

2Duck Dynasty

3Big Bang Theory

4Good Morning America

5South Park

6True Blood

7Big Brother 15

8New Girl

9Castle

10Scandal

TV Series Finales

global

1Breaking Bad

2Buckwild

3Ready for Love

4Zero Hour

5Deception

6Dexter

7Red Widow

8Smash

9All My Children

10Golden Boy

US

1Breaking Bad

2Game of Thrones

3Orange Is the New Black

4Scandal

5House of Cards

6Downton Abbey

7Suits

8NCIS

9Dexter

10New Girl

Movies

Global

1Man of Steel

2Iron Man 3

3World War Z

4Django Unchained

5Despicable Me 2

6Gravity

7Chennai Express

8Les Misérables

9The Conjuring

10Argo

Us

1Man of Steel

2Iron Man 3

3World War Z

4Jobs

5The Conjuring

6The Great Gatsby

7Despicable Me 2

8The Purge

9Pacific Rim

Kids’ TV

1Sofia the First

Sofia the First is an American-British-Spanish-French computer-animated television series that incorporates characters…Wikipedia

#22 most searched

2Sam & Cat

Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013 to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon…Wikipedia

#31 most searched

3Lego Legends of Chima

Lego Legends of Chima is a theme of Lego toys released in 2013. The toys are set in a fantasy-style land called “Chima”,…Wikipedia

#48 most searched

4My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children’s animated television series produced by Hasbro Studios in the United…Wikipedia

#2 most searched

5Girl Meets World

Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on June 27, 2014 on Disney…Wikipedia

#52 most searched

6Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner…Wikipedia

#4 most searched

7Liv and Maddie

Liv and Maddie is an American sitcom created by John Beck and Ron Hart and produced by It’s a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel…Wikipedia

#86 most searched

8Teen Titans Go!

Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans…Wikipedia

#58 most searched

9Dog with a Blog

Dog with a Blog is an American television sitcom that premiered on Disney Channel on October 12, 2012. It stars G…Wikipedia

#29 most searched

10Kratts’ Creatures

Kratts’ Creatures is a half-hour children’s television program on PBS Kids. The show was hosted by the Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin…Wikipedia

#81 most searched

Video Games

1Grand Theft Auto V

2Cookie Clicker

3Atari Breakout

4Candy Crush

5BioShock Infinite

6Cube World

7Battlefield 4

8Neverwinter

9SimCity

10Skylanders SWAP Force

Sports

1Basketball

2Running

3Football

4Golf

5Shooting

6Hockey

7Tennis

8CrossFit

9Bowling

10Hunting

Sports teams

1Texas Longhorns football

The 1950 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1950 NCAA college football season…Wikipedia

#104 most searched

2Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois…Wikipedia

#14 most searched

3Mexico national football team

The Mexico national football team represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Federation of…Wikipedia

#55 most searched

4Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, that competes in Major League Baseball…Wikipedia

#3 most searched

5Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States…Wikipedia

#19 most searched

6United States men’s national soccer team

The United States men’s national soccer team, often referred to as the USMNT, represents the United States in international soccer…Wikipedia

#41 most searched

7San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas…Wikipedia

#28 most searched

8Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington…Wikipedia

#9 most searched

9Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami metropolitan area…Wikipedia

#30 most searched

10Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team located in Los Angeles, California…Wikipedia

#13 most searched

Sports teams

1Texas Longhorns football

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2Chicago Blackhawks

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3Mexico national football team

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4Boston Red Sox

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5Boston Bruins

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6United States men’s national soccer team

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7San Antonio Spurs

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8Seattle Seahawks

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9Miami Dolphins

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10Los Angeles Dodgers

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Stadiums / Arenas

1AT&T Park

2BB&T Center

3Sleep Train Arena

4Forest National

5United Center

6Staples Center

7Rose Bowl

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10Yankee Stadium

Scientists

1Thomas Edison

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2John Venn

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3William Herschel

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4Robert Resnick

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5Alfred Kinsey

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6Léon Foucault

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7Grace Hopper

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8Werner Heisenberg

Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics…Wikipedia

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9White Watson

White Watson was an early English geologist, sculptor, stonemason and carver, marble-worker and mineral dealer…Wikipedia

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10Martin Lowry

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Chemical elements

1Platinum

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2Magnesium

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3Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a bright yellow dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal…Wikipedia

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4Oxygen

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5Silver

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6Hydrogen

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7Copper

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8Chromium

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9Iron

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10Aluminum

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