Why India Lags in Olympics ??

India
August 17, 2008 7:03am CST
7th largest, 2nd highest populated country and 2nd fastest growing economy and still its lagging in Olympics .. what do you people think is the reason for this ??
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• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
hai, we were just discussing this topic in "INDIA" it started with general approach on why people outside of India always claim they are proud to be indian and ended up at Olympics .. by the way i am Indian but not Indian nationality ... saw the opening and there was less than 30 participants .. saw the runners .. very embarassed, saw the archery .. shame to Rama ...
• India
17 Aug 08
'I am Indian but not Indian nationality' -- thats great .. So in what aspect do you think we Indian lag from others .. You would have seen how things go in which ever country you are now .. whats wrong here ?? or what we miss ??
• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
hai, i am not allowed to copy and paste , maybe you should go and check the other discussion .. we have pondered from politics to corruption to amitab bachan...take a look ya ..
@karmendra (1123)
• India
17 Aug 08
good discussion!!! there is a big problem in India, is politics.. Politics are everywhere in India.. it effects our game and players also. second reason is,, we don't think about gold Madel,, so far as other countries players are concern they always fight to break their own record.. but if an Indian player get a silver coin,, he never try for his best.. (Rajvardhan sing won silver in last Olympic but he couldn't do anything in this Olympic) i want to give you a good example of,, Phelps Michael. of USA. another problem is,, we don't spend the time to prepare that type of great player. we just complete only the formality.
• India
17 Aug 08
yes politics plays a lot here .. no one will forget how politicians crowded the welcome stage of 20 20 cricket champions in Mumbai ..
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
17 Aug 08
first of all i would like to thanks for selecting my response best,, yes politics (dirty politics) affects all the things.. either it is game or something else. but remember if politician behaves like a good politician then it can be change.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I didn't check how many athletes India sent. That could be one of the reasons as is funding for training, training venues, coaches, equipment..... Also a lack of interest in a variety of sports. I know Cricket is big there, but that's not an Olympic discipline. The less people perceive sports in other fields as a possible career choice, the lower are the chances of getting a suitable team together covering a wide range of athletic events.
• India
17 Aug 08
people here dont think of sports as a career .. and here they give more importance on education .. may thats the reason .. but these is one solid reason hiding out, which is everyone asking for .. whats not here for a sports men ??