REVIEW PAPER: INDIANS PERFORMANCE IN OLYMPIC

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Amit Shrivastava,

Assistant Professor & Gyan Arjeria, Teaching Assistant

Major Dhyanchand Institute of Physical Education

Bundelkhand University Jhansi UP

 

Abstract

“India first participated in Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The country was represented by Norman Pritchard, an Anglo Indian who was holidaying in Paris during that time”. India with a population of nearly 120 million is a very poor performer in Olympics. India, with a second largest population, has struggled to win medals in Olympics. In this manuscript I have tried to analyses on poor performance of India in Olympics.  India dominated the hockey field during which it’s won eight gold medals thus far. However once 1980 Moscow athletics, the team did not snatch one medallion in Hockey. A necessity for any nation to perform well in international sports is for that nation to initial build sports a mass activity. Republic of India should launch a national mission to produce opportunities and facilities for sports to its entire population. Unless India’s sports pyramid becomes broad and robust, it will not send adequate variety of sportspersons to higher levels. We have to create sports facilities on a huge scale. Our housing, surroundings and concrete should have associate in-built and necessary provision for making open areas, playgrounds and sports amenities for all.

Keywords: Performance, talent identification, talent selection, improvement.