Why is India so bad at the Olympics?

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Trapz99
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http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/28/w...t-the-olympics

It's the worst in terms of medals per person of the population. And poverty is not an argument here. There are far poorer African and Asian nations which perform far better than India in the Olympics.
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Genetics.
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All the money is invested in cricket.
Although idk why i'm complaining my country hasnt one a single medal 0_o
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No funding for Olympic sports unfortunately, and there is no encouragement is schools or to young people to take up sports.

Taking sports seriously in India is frowned upon and unlike the UK, children rarely do sports in schools.

And with a population of 1.2 billion, i doubt genetics is a factor, there will be plenty of people who have great potential to do well in sports.
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They don't find the Olympics important compared to other nations. They value education more and many seek for stable and economically viable jobs. But attitudes are changing in their communities, the middle class population is growing and they are able to enjoy more leisure time and in a few decades things may improve for them in the Olympics as well as other sports with the exception of cricket.
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Culture. If parents don't want their kids doing sport from a young age then it's unlikely they'll take up new sports later in life.
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(Original post by Trapz99)
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/28/w...t-the-olympics

It's the worst in terms of medals per person of the population. And poverty is not an argument here. There are far poorer African and Asian nations which perform far better than India in the Olympics.
Because india only want people to become nerds and geeks not to do sports, porn etc
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Pretty much what marina said. There culture isn't hung up in sports but more on education.
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(Original post by loveleest)
Pretty much what marina said. There culture isn't hung up in sports but more on education.
You can do both?
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You can do both?
You CAN do both... but the mentality isn't there in India (bar a small percentage of people). A lot of the Indian mentality rides around doing well in education alone.
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You can do both?
(Original post by brijmohan3)
You CAN do both... but the mentality isn't there in India (bar a small percentage of people). A lot of the Indian mentality rides around doing well in education alone.
Basically ^
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Too much ghee intake
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Too much ghee intake
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Why are we so bad at Euros
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Culture. If parents don't want their kids doing sport from a young age then it's unlikely they'll take up new sports later in life.
Well not true exactly. Indians do care about sports, but only cricket.

Yes, for all other sports, they couldnt care less.
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Culture. If parents don't want their kids doing sport from a young age then it's unlikely they'll take up new sports later in life.
Pretty much this^^^^

the infamous 'aye-joo-cation' is much more important to Indian and Pakistani parents than sports. if 9 out of their 10 children aren't on their way to becoming a top dock-tur then they run the risk of being disowned (can't prevent mummyji and papa from having a reason to brag to their friends and family...)
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Its just not culturally encouraged like software engineering is.
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You joke you say
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I joke about the joke
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Indians are piss poor at athletics always have been I am not sure why probably diet and things like being discouraged to play sport from an early age and to focus on academics
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Pretty much this^^^^

the infamous 'aye-joo-cation' is much more important to Indian and Pakistani parents than sports. if 9 out of their 10 children aren't on their way to becoming a top dock-tur then they run the risk of being disowned (can't prevent mummyji and papa from having a reason to brag to their friends and family...)
what do pakistani parent have to do with this lol sorry but theyre irrelevant here
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