July 15th 2008

India in Olympics

Ever wondered how India is going to fare in this Olympics? I’d be impressed if they come back with even a single metal…. our shooting star is already out of competition, we never made it in hockey, and I don’t really have hope for Tennis.

What I find interesting is our best athlete performance is nowhere close to world record. So, then why do we bother spending people to Olypics? Why can’t a country of billion people not produce enough atheletes to compete?


Take a look at China. They did not do so well in sports just over a decade ago. Then their government woke up and opened all these academies where they train athletes. Why can’t we do the same? It doesn’t cost much to open a school with good facilities, and talent certainly is not an issue in India.

After having ruled for centuries by mughals and british, we somehow lost the desire to win, and are content with what we have. This has got to change if India wants to become future superpower!!

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