India in Olympic Games 2012

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#1 Jul 29th, 2012, 22:20
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Indian media has taken over the Olympic Games ; there is a panel by Gaurav Kalra on CNN IBN which has us believe a renaissance of Indian sport is around the corner.

I am in splits

I am also mad at him - why does he pretend ?
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International sports is about international posturing. Every country will be doing it. Typical BBC headline (and I did see this) is Brit comes Second in Whatever. Somewhere in the article, I expect it said who won.

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I think the one of the best things about the Olympics is the individual athlete's stories. Some of the participants really have had some amazing obstacles to overcome. For example, Wilma Rudolph, who was stricken with polio. Or my favorite Olympic story - the Jamaican bobsled team.

I still remember watching the 1988 winter Olympics and saying to myself - "Jamaica has a bobsled team?" They worked so hard and it was great when I found out that the other bobsled teams pitched in to help them. I wanted them to win so bad, but even though they didn't, they showed a lot of class and a lot of improvement over the course of the games.

The effort of the athletes really should outshine the politics of the countries, and when it does, it is amazing.

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Originally Posted by DaisyL View Post I still remember watching the 1988 winter Olympics and saying to myself - "Jamaica has a bobsled team?"
Yes! And the movie is well done, hilarious at times & with a very good reggae soundtrack.
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Originally Posted by DaisyL View Post I think the one of the best things about the Olympics is the individual athlete's stories. Some of the participants really have had some amazing obstacles to overcome.
Also, the BladeRunner & the one-armed table tennis player. Inspirational or what!!!!!
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Very inspirational! It would have been so easy to give up - instead of working hard enough to qualify for the Olympics. The positive attitudes of these athletes is just astounding.
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Then there was the Nigerian rower who first stepped into a single scull boat 3 months ago. O.K. he came last in both his races but he tried and this is what the Olympic spirit is about not sponsorship or vast teams of coaches, physios, nutrionists etc.
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Gagan Narang wins the bronze for India in 10 meter Air Rifle.
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Originally Posted by CliveG View Post Then there was the Nigerian rower who first stepped into a single scull boat 3 months ago. O.K. he came last in both his races but he tried and this is what the Olympic spirit is about not sponsorship or vast teams of coaches, physios, nutrionists etc.
Yes, I agree with this ... however it always amazes me how many world records get broken at these events & thus what the human body is capable of doing with proper training, education & specific coaching methods.
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The men look so funny playing field hockey. I think it's mostly because the length of the sticks are so short with relation to the player's height(almost 1:2 in most cases). They have to lower themselves almost chimp-like when striking the ball. Comparatively, the women don't look quite as unorthodox. Great game though - high skill, fast pace & exciting.
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India in Olympics

Can we have a new thread about the performance of India in the ongoing London Olympics? As of now, India has won a bronze medal (Gagan Narang in shooting). Lets hope we add a few more to the medals tally.
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India out of contention in individual Men's and Women's archery.
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@Jituyadav: I should have added something like '...performance (or the lack of it)' I guess!
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I was thinking why no one had started any thread on Olympics. Thanks "Sagarneel" for starting one.

Jitu's comment made me laugh a lot on "India's Performance" in Olympics. for rest of the play.
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