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 From:  Anonymous, India, Aug/20/08 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  Why so few Indian Olympians?
Question:  What accounts for India's inability to produce competitve Olympic atheletes? Should India be trying harder, and if so, how?

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Shreya G,
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  In our country, youngsters know that they have to struggle hard for earning their bread. This makes them more oriented towards sure-shot return jobs. Preparing for Olympics, etc. appears a risky dream

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N .,
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  In over 100 years, India has won just three individual medals. None gold. This makes little sense to the world. We have stadiums and astro turfs. It's just that they could be in better shape. So fine,

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Anonymous ,
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  Every Indian who follows the Olympics has cringed scanning the daily list of medal winners, eyes traveling down past dozens of nations big and small before alighting on a solitary Indian bronze in ten

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NEERAJA NAVEEN,
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  Indian Players for Beijing 2008 Olympics:

in Archery :Dola Banerjee,Bombayala Devi,Pranitha Vardhineni ,Mangal Singh Champia

in Athletics: Anju Bobby George,Vikas Gowda,Renjith Maheswar

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mrs.ram s,
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  The reason why India has not been able to do well in Olympics is attributable to a number of factors. One main reason has been that the Government and private sector has not been pumping money for spo

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a b,
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  It has more than a billion people, a population wild about sports and an athletic tradition that stretches back for centuries. So how is India, a nation always comparing itself to China, looking towar

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Rajmi Arun,
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  In the year 1900 India won two medals in athletics in Olympic games and it was won by Norman Pritchard. Though both were Silver Medals, that started off with the Indian Olympic medal tally. Indian Ho

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Sandhya A,
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  I agree to the fact that India is unable to produce Olympic representations. The reasons are as follows:

1. Lack of sports academies: We don't find good sports coaching academies everywhere in

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Usha Jain,
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  At the first class level in India, there is no support system for the players. A former India player told me once when I went to meet him that his biggest mistake was that he did not finish education

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Meena v,
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  This is one area where the female half can hope to achieve laurels for themselves and the country. In the Chinese games, out of 51 golds, more than half of those were earned by the female part of the

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Geetha Gopakumar,
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  While, i typing this reponse to your query a good news came to hear from Beiging is that our Mr Abhinav Bindra winning the first ever individual gold medal for India won Gold in Rifle Shooting Event

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Gowri Raman,
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  Hi, What ails the Indian competitive sporting is the apathy of authorities and lack of funds with the authorities.

1. Those opting for sporting hail from poor economic backgrounds, with scant food

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kar fomby,
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  1. Encouragement: Family members and parents should encourage the extra curricular activities to kids in addition to the academic education from a very young age. Children should be taught that one ca

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DS Mathur,
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  Unlike Australia and USA, India is not a country where sports are followed and played ardently and with vigour. Here each child has to go in for a job for which he has equip himself as well as he can.

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C.V. Ram Narayanan Sastry,
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  That's a fantastic question. I think there is no one correct answer for this. There are a lot of thngs... For starters, Sports Administration in India is really in a pathetic state. It is run by polit

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Suba S,
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  The overall population & the countless number of talents may be considered as a greatest positive for India .The problem lies in identifying the talents & training them There isnt much done in iden

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GUDDU .,
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  Dear--,

The main reason in our country for not able to produce Olympians is

1.Too much bureaucracy in sports management.

2.Involvement of politicians in sports boards.

3.No proper infrast

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KG Anand,
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  In India we donot give much importance to Games, Sports and other physical fitness exercises. It is also not given any prominince at our home, school and society. We donot identify the budding sports

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Anu Babu,
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  Hi.,

Yes nice question.Only very very few indians take part in olympics. This is mainly due to the government.There is no proper way shown by our gov, for the players who take part in games other

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Swati Gupta,
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  Most Commonwealth nations have performed poorly at the Winter Olympics. Apart from Canada who had won 31 golds and was at number 10 in the all time Winter Olympic medal table before the games started,

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Nisha Danny,
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  Hello, Lack of vision, sustained effort, lack of encouragement for sports events are some reasons why India hardly get a medal for olympics with a country of population of 1.2 billion.

Sports is

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Winnie The Pooh,
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  Dear Anonymous,

It is very sad that,in our country people,Government and media gives so much importance to Cricket than our national game hockey.The main reason why our country is unable to produce

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Sneha Rao,
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  In India, people are not encouraged much to go into sports at young af=ge. This is mainly because an average Indian still lives his life satisfying the basic necessitioes of himself and his family and

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ceazer b,
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  basically all the educated families in india have some prejudice on their children's career. a doctor couple wants their children to be doctor, an engineering couple's children to be engineer. so what

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B E,
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  According to my thinking following are the root cause for Indian Sportspersons / Athletes not performing well compared other country. Technological Advancement of sports science and medicines. If you

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Kusum khanna,
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  Lack of infrastructure,proper training methods,very less sport schools,less encouragement from parents is all that makes India lag behind in these competitions.I have a cousin who was stopped going to

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Tanu ,
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  No offense taken but we Indians arent that focused and lack the determination and dedication when it comes to sports. We are easily satisfied and our talented players get happy with even the little bi

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Rahul Gupta,
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  For any athletes to be denied the chance to participate in the olympics after how small a chance it may be to play for there country, if softball is taken out of the olympics th n six official sports,

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saral karki,
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  Firstsly i beleive south Asian countries have always had the financial issuse. India on the other hand does have the capabilty both financially and also the athletes. The only thing that is lacking is

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ashok vundavalli,
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  There are competitive atheletes in India but they are being supressed by corruption. The right talent is not being recognised. In our union and state budgets if you can see the allocation for sports i

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M Parvati,
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  What accounts for India's inability to produce competitve Olympic atheletes?

- Emphasis from parents on education over sports. - Few sports venues (roughly 33 stadiums and sports complexes

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ramesh rajamani,
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  Dear Friend

Any success depends on the below formulae

People + Process + Practice = Perfection

India with its population has the people. And the people have the ability to practice and persev

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later later,
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  Hello,

1.Most of us realise that we don't have good sporting facilities comparatively with the west. 2. We need proper coaches to train our atheletes. Tough training. 3. In our asian culture we d

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Anonymous R,
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  Most countries who are Olympics winners spot the talent early.The contestants are spotted early and give a good training.This training is financed by different agencies or the government of the countr

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Butterfly Wings,
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  The main reason happens to be over-hype and importance given to cricket, besides political factors. India has a lot of untapped talent hidden somewhere in the depths of the country. Unfortunately sinc

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minmini R,
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  hi

In Olympics, India is in very weak position. this is due to the lack of coaching and involvement in the practices. in the countries like China, Russia, etc., they will practice for an event for

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bhaskara ramam g,
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  we indians are basically lazy people boast our past never act in he present and careless about future. we dont locate good players. though we apportion crores of rupees for sports it will not be spent

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Durga V,
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  In India, people are never motivated towards Sports and other activities. People are given respect only if they chose to study and earn higher. Moreover, with the high politics, there is never going t

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s. laxmi,
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  Hi, India is a highly populated country next to China. But we are not able to produce the best atheletes. Our Indian people are very much interested in Cricket rather than any games.We are having ma

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poorna vss chunduri,
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  in india most of the people are think that "we can get a gold medal or atleast a silver medal" in this type of thinking people are living and some are whether i m able to get a medal but the support i

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A calm sea never makes a skillfull Sailor !!!,
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  Only problem with India is the mediocre facilities provided to the Indian athletes. If we carefully observe Abhinav's history he has his own world class facilities at his backyard and apart from that

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Prabhakara Rao Kuppili,
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  Favouritisam, Regional interests, political and financial backgroundfailurein identifying theathelets, discouragement authorities etc are the causes for indians not able to compete as other state athe

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Mayunk Saxena,
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  Its not harder we should be concentrating on its motivation if we can make this feiled as lucrative as any other feilds bring in Allowances like daily,sick,maternity and others then since there is mon

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chris ,
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  Well, in my personal opinion. I think that most people from Indian either don't have the means or are disinterested in the olympics. I think you should raise awareness.

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Neelam Sharma,
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  The government of India is least interested in sports.We need system where professional coach are hired for hockey football,boxind etc...

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khatib shiraz,
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  1.less importance given to sports in urban india.

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 From:  Gautam Thadani, , Aug/04/08 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  olympics 2008
Question:  when is olympics starting this year?

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GAYATHRI B,
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  The olympics is starting on 8 Aug 08 (opening ceremony) and games are starting from 9 Aug 08. chk URL: http://en.beijing2008.cn/

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ashok vundavalli,
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  Olympics are starting on the 9th of August. 8th August is the Opening Cermony

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