Review paper: Indians Performance in Olympic


  • Mr. Amit Shrivastava


Performance, talent identification, talent selection, improvement.


“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.


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Shrivastava, M. A. (2017). Review paper: Indians Performance in Olympic. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSTHE, 4(2). Retrieved from