India’s Under-Performance at the Olympics!

The London Olympics concluded yesterday with the final medal tally claiming a total of six medals won by India. We all are overjoyed and proud; this is the highest number of medals won by the nation in the Olympic games in the same year. But, at times we all must have wondered-“Why only six?”

The USA ended with a total of 104 medals while China received 87. Looking closely at the medal tally, we can see that certain other countries which are much poorer than India and which at times are considered insignificant have achieved a better score. Kazakhstan collected 13 medals while Kenya ended up with 11. There are certain other examples. India, despite being the biggest democracy and the second largest populated nation in the world  stands at the 55th position in the London Olympics 2012.

I read the following article a few days back but I wanted to publish it only after the Olympics got over. It analyses certain factors which might reveal and justify India’s under-performance in such an event of the highest caliber. It discusses India’s attitude towards sports and how it lacks to exploit its resources in the correct direction.

Read it for a better insight on the Olympics and India:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/neither-the-will-nor-the-cash-why-india-wins-so-few-olympic-medals/260693/

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