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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part F

Why India is an underachiever in Olympics


Author(s): Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh Bisht

Abstract: This is a thematic article focused on India’s disgraceful performance in Olympics and possible solutions for the same. Every nation aspire for greatness, supremacy and glory, and excelling in Olympic is one of the way to achieve it. India’s achievements has not been remain as impressive as it could have been in Olympics. Lack of sound sports culture and infrastructure, lack of long time plan, lack of faith on indigenous coaches, poor policies for supporting and employing sports persons, lack of professional administration are some evident reasons behind India’s dismal Olympic performance. Government must encourage the participation of masses in sports activities at all levels not only with aim to win medals but also with objective to improve the health status of citizens as improved health status of citizen is directly linked to the productivity of the nation. Sports should be developed as an attractive discipline so parents can get convinced to allow their kids to take sports as first choice for career. Indigenous coaches should be empowered, promoted and encouraged as they are key factor in implementing the long term plans. Employers of India’s sports persons should recruit junior (raw or budding) players at entry level categories and they should be given performance bound promotions. This will definitely increase the pool of talented players and it will increase the probability of winning more Olympic medals. India needs to change its approach towards sports drastically. Sports must be considered as an investment to mankind. Through sports huge population can be converted into a valuable asset for the nation. With adoption of such approach it won’t be difficult for India to win good number of medals at Olympics.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh Bisht. Why India is an underachiever in Olympics. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(5):312-315.
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