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What is wrong with India in Olympics?




manojcns
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Congrats Abhinav Bindra.

You made me proud !! It takes years of hard work to achieve something like this.

Proud Indian.


 
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Its long overdue, but credit to Abhinav guy for stepping up and delivering. Hopefully, the recognition he gets will prompt more Indians to aim for the same next time around.
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Post ID: 125732 13-08-08 12:21:08
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HelloG
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Outrageous incidents like this :

Monika was stopped from going to Beijing on August 6 at the eleventh hour after she tested positive for banned substance.

However, three days later she was cleared of any wrong doing by the Sports Authority of India but the relief came too late for her to participate in the Olympics.


http://sports.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3360531.cms


This is What is Wrong With India!!!!!!!!!!!


 
Post ID: 125750 13-08-08 13:34:03
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cool girl
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There r much-much more privileged people in the WORLD ... Not all can get a GOLD medal in Olympics.It takes lot of hard work as well to get there....
ANd I'm very much Proud like most of other Indians.


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Originally posted by akscanada

The guy comes from a privileged class.
Who in the world has a private Shooting Range.
It would have been bad for him if he did not get a medal.
Nothing to be proud of it.

On the other side it shows that in India only the privileged people can come up un sports.


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Post ID: 125802 13-08-08 18:50:59
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Quote:
Originally posted by akscanada

The guy comes from a privileged class.
Who in the world has a private Shooting Range.
It would have been bad for him if he did not get a medal.
Nothing to be proud of it.

On the other side it shows that in India only the privileged people can come up un sports.



That is not true. It is the will and sacrifice of parents which can make a difference. Read this excerpt from Wikipedia on Saina and decide....



.In December 1998, saina's father Harvir Singh, a Scientist with the Directorate of Oil seeds Research Hyderabad took saina to meet PSS Nani Prasad Rao at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad.After watching her play, nani prasad told that, saina has the potential and asked harvir singh to bring her as a summer trainee.Every day early morning Harvir singh took saina to the stadium which was 20 kms away.After two hours of practice, he took her back to her school and then to work.He traveled around 50km daily to accommodate the training schedule.He and saina had to wake up at 6am eveyday and go to the training, saina who was 8 yr old then, started falling asleep on the back seat of the scooter.Because of this saina's mother started accompanying her and harvinder daily for the next three months.Ultimately they moved closer to the stadium in 1999.But the traveling ordeal did not end there, as Saina was asked to attend evening training sessions as well.With an extra training session, the traveling expenditure rose to Rs 150 per day. Added to this was the cost of training. Shuttles, racket, shoes, guttings and what not had to be purchased regularly ,which all came around Rs 12,000 every month. In order to keep up with the raising cost for her training, Sainas father started withdrawing money from his provident fund. Sometimes it was Rs 30,000 and other times it was nearly Rs 1 lakh. More than five times, he withdrew money from his PF savings due to Sainas various requirements.He stated that the tight-rope walk continued till 2002 until Yonex Sunrise sports offered to sponsor Sainas kit.Later she got BPCL support late in 2004 and was ultimately spotted by Mittal Sports Trust in December, 2005.


 
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hchheda
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Can the Indian athletes stand up to the challenge?
http://www.rediff.com/money/2008/aug/20medal.htm

Very commendable gesture from Mittal - its now upto the potential athletes to make the best use of it and stop complaining.

Good luck guys for LONDON 2012 Olympics...:cheers:

Hiren


 
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viggy
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BCCI made a statement last year or so that they will use some of the funds to develop other sports/games in India. Wish they will live upto the word.

Anyways, the medal tally is 3 now... which is good, considering all are non-field hockey ones.


 
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