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This page is a supplement to the existing criteria for the In the news (ITN) section on the Main Page. There is frequent discussion about the recurring events on ITN – this guideline is an attempt to standardize which get included.

Scheduled sporting events and other recurring items are different from other ITN candidates because editors can foresee them and prepare for their inclusion. There is no reason not to have a pre-existing list of approved events. Such a list also assists editors in ensuring a reasonably balanced coverage (of for example, different sports) over time.

Items which are listed on this page are considered to have already satisfied the 'importance' criterion for inclusion on ITN, every time they occur. However, the relevant article(s) will still have to be updated appropriately and proposed on the candidates page before being posted. Listing here is not an automatic guarantee that an item will be posted.

This page does not pre-empt other ITN criteria regarding inclusion. Unusual and particularly important events not listed here may also be included.

AwardsEdit

Unless otherwise noted, the winner of the prize is normally the target article.

Nobel PrizesEdit

Expected stories per year: 6 (over a period of 6 successive weekdays)

Human rightsEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

MathematicsEdit

Expected stories per year: 1 or 2

ComputingEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

ArtsEdit

ArchitectureEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

FilmEdit

Expected stories per year: 7

LiteratureEdit

Expected stories per year: 3 in even years, 4 in odd years (not including Nobel Prize in Literature, listed above)

MusicEdit

Expected stories per year: 2

TelevisionEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

TheatreEdit

Expected stories per year: 2

DiscoveriesEdit

ScienceEdit

Expected stories per year: about 0.5[note 4]

Elections and heads of stateEdit

  • The results of the elections for head of state:
    • In those countries which qualify under the criteria above, and where the head of state is an elected position
    • Indirect elections, including papal elections, are also included
  • The succession of a head of state:
    • In those countries which qualify under the criteria above, and where head of state is not an elected position.

Changes to the head of government are discussed on their own merits. If election is held in two rounds, only the second round results (i.e., when the official is actually elected) are usually posted.

Exhibitions, fairs and summitsEdit

For each of these events, the ITN blurb should link to the specific article for that year's meeting.

Economic and political summitsEdit

Summits are posted upon conclusion [15]

World's fairsEdit

Celestial eventsEdit

Expected stories per year: 0 or 1 eclipses[note 9]; meteors and comets are impossible to predict, but historically 0-2 per decade

Space explorationEdit

  • The launch of crewed orbital spaceflights
  • The first and last launches of any type of rocket
  • Launch failures where sufficient details are available to update the article
  • A country conducting its first successful indigenous orbital launch
  • The launch of space stations or major components thereof
  • Arrival of probes (to lunar orbit and beyond) at their destinations

SportsEdit

Every entry applies to the conclusion of the men's and women's events (when simultaneous) in the tournament or series, unless otherwise specified. Generally, the specific event article for that year/time period is the target article in the blurb (for example, 2016 Tour de France rather than the broader Tour de France); winning individuals or teams may be targets but their articles must meet the same ITN quality requirements as the event.

  • The Olympics, as the world's leading multi-day multi-sport event, is accepted as an appropriate "ongoing" entry.[17]
  • The Commonwealth Games was posted as an "ongoing" entry in 2014.[18]
  • Nominations for various multi-day single sport events for the "ongoing" section of ITN have failed, with a handful of exceptions.[19]
  • The exceptions to this have been the Men's Football World Cup, which was added to "ongoing" in 2014[20]. and 2018,[21] the Women's Football World Cup in 2019,[22], and the Cricket World Cup in 2019.[23]

AquaticsEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.5 (one every odd year)

AthleticsEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.5 (one every odd year)

BadmintonEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.5 (one every odd year)

BaseballEdit

Expected stories per year: 2.25 (two yearly, plus one every four years)

BasketballEdit

Expected stories per year: 4 in Olympic and odd-numbered years, 3 otherwise

ChessEdit

Expected stories per year: 2 in even years, 1 in odd years

CricketEdit

Expected stories per year: 1-3

Cue sportsEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

CyclingEdit

Expected stories per year: 2

Football (American)Edit

Expected stories per year: 1

Football (association)Edit

Expected stories per year: about 7, except for the year after the Olympics with 5

Football (Australian)Edit

Expected stories per year: 1

Football (Canadian)Edit

Expected stories per year: 1

Football (Gaelic)Edit

Expected stories per year: 1

GolfEdit

Expected stories per year: 4.5 (4 majors + 0.5 Ryder)

HandballEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.5 (one every odd year)

Horse racingEdit

Expected stories per year: 4+

Ice hockeyEdit

Expected stories per year: 2

MarathonsEdit

Selected World Marathon Majors:

Expected stories per year: 3

MotorsportEdit

Expected stories per year: 7

NetballEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.25 (one every four years)

RowingEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

Rugby leagueEdit

Expected stories per year: ~2

Rugby unionEdit

Expected stories per year: 4.25 (four yearly, plus one every four years)

SkiingEdit

Expected stories per year: 1

SumoEdit

Expected stories per year: 0.5, promotions occur approximately once every two years (see dates on List of yokozuna)

TennisEdit

The Grand Slams:[1]

Expected stories per year: 4

VolleyballEdit

YachtingEdit

Expected stories per year: ~0.3 (every 3 or 4 years, next in 2021)

Multi-sport eventsEdit

Opening and closing ceremonies of the:[1]

Opening of the:

Expected stories per year: 1.75 (3 in Summer Olympic years, 4 in Winter Olympic years, none in odd-numbered years)

Expected stories per year: 0.5 (one every odd-numbered year)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Announced in 2000, only one of the seven prizes available has been awarded as of 2018
  2. ^ Taken as the publication of the discovery in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  3. ^ In the event that the two organizations do not name them simultaneously, the official naming should only be posted once.
  4. ^ In the past two decades six new elements were reported and nine officially named, but on some occasions multiple elements were reported or named together.
  5. ^ In previous years, the item has been added to ITN when the new members take their seats (1 January) rather than when the results were announced (during October). This is because the elections are not usually heavily competitive, and 1 January is in the middle of a very slow news period every year.
  6. ^ Only those officially recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions and ExpoMuseum
  7. ^ These are "both extremely rare (once in decades) and extremely hard to predict"
  8. ^ There is no objective measure of exactly what constitutes a Great Comet, but ITN consensus is for 'clearly visible by naked eye even to those who weren't specifically looking for it'. See two sets of discussion at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/June 2010. Note Comet Holmes was considered significant enough for ITN when it brightened to mag +2.8, despite never receiving the 'Great' appellation.
  9. ^ See List of solar eclipses in the 21st century for exact dates
  10. ^ a b c d e Both the men's and women's results posted together.
  11. ^ Usually including the World Series Most Valuable Player Award
  12. ^ Usually including the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
  13. ^ Usually including the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award
  14. ^ Usually including the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Low controversy ITN/R items". WT:ITNR. 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ 2009, 2011 and 2012 ITN/C discussion
  3. ^ 2010, 2011 and 2012 Abel Prize ITN/C discussion
  4. ^ "ITNR proposal for Turing Award". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ ITN/C discussion
  6. ^ a b Filmfare and Hugo Awards discussion
  7. ^ "No consensus to remove Filmfare Awards". WP:ITN/R. 26 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Consensus to add Dadasaheb Phalke Award". WP:ITN/R. 29 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Recurring items". Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  10. ^ "No consensus to remove Emmys from ITN/R". WT:ITN/R. 26 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Consensus is that this belongs on ITN/R". WT:ITN/R. 2 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Discussion to retain Laurence Olivier Awards at ITNR". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  13. ^ "ITNR vote for UN Secretary-General". Wikipedia. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Proposed removal: The results of general elections in all states on the List of sovereign states". 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ a b c March 2011 discussion
  17. ^ Before there was an "ongoing" section, the Olympics was posted as a "sticky" item at the bottom of the ITN box: see Wikipedia:Main_Page_history/2012 July 28, for example. For the 2016 Olympics, see see the ITNC discussion and the result at Wikipedia:Main Page history/2016 August 6 – a blurb for the opening ceremony and an "ongoing" entry to Chronological summary of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  18. ^ Commonwealth Games 2014 "ongoing" discussion.
  19. ^ See the following nominations (all unsuccessful): French Open 2015,Tour de France 2015, Rugby World Cup 2015, World Chess Championship 2016, Euro 2016 (football), Tour de France 2017 - there may be more.
  20. ^ diff and discussion
  21. ^ discussion
  22. ^ discussion
  23. ^ discussion
  24. ^ a b "Inclusion proposal: World Aquatics Championships and IAAF World Championships in Athletics". WT:ITNR. 8 September 2013.
  25. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 2#Badminton
  26. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 12#Removal proposal: Uber Cup and Thomas Cup
  27. ^ First posted in 2009 after consensus was reached.
  28. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 1#Baseball
  29. ^ [2]
  30. ^ a b "Consensus for basketball items at ITN/R". 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  31. ^ "NCAA basketball championship ITNR discussion 2016". 20 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  32. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the_news/Recurring items/Archive 1#Added Chess and ...
  33. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 2#Chess Olympiad
  34. ^ Women's Cricket World Cup discussion
  35. ^ March 2011 IPL discussion
  36. ^ "[Closed] Remove: Super Bowl". WT:ITNR. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  37. ^ a b c "More "low controversy" sports items". WT:ITNR. 8 June 2013.
  38. ^ a b Discussion at WT:ITNR
  39. ^ "Consensus to keep AFL Grand Final at ITNR". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  40. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news/Recurring_items/Archive_2#Proposal_3
  41. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news/Recurring_items/Archive_4#Remove_Gaelic_football_from_ITNR
  42. ^ March 2011 handball discussion
  43. ^ a b c 2010 ITNC discussion, added to ITNR
  44. ^ Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 13 § Remove New York City .26 Chicago Marathons
  45. ^ "ITNR disussion: Removal proposal for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series". Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  46. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news/Recurring_items/Archive_4#Removal_of_World_Netball_Championships
  47. ^ Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news/Recurring_items/Archive_16#Proposal: remove The Boat Race from ITNR
  48. ^ a b c Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Archive 11 § Removal proposal: National Rugby League, Superleague, and Super Rugby
  49. ^ Alpine_skiing_world_cup
  50. ^ February 2013 discussion
  51. ^ March 2011 discussion
  52. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news/Recurring_items/Archive_1
  53. ^ [3]
  54. ^ Olympic host city announcements