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#1 Dec 13th, 2008, 16:17
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We often moan about appalling standard of sports in India. The country can send probes to the moon, produce booker prize winners, boast of being a nuclear power, but do not know how to appreciate and look after our elite sports men and women.

Here is the proof

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2008/de...r-passport.htm
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NO MEDIA COVERAGE - shame shame shame

a giant leap into global soccer from their impoverished Rukka village near Ranchi,
considered one of the world’s epicenters of child marriage and human trafficking.


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a handful of tribal girls proudly held aloft a trophy they won in their maiden entry in a football tournament in far-flung Spain.



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It was the night of July 13. Hundreds of fire crackers lit the skies as the girls screamed Vande Mataram – their battle cry – for being placed third in the Gasteiz Cup, the world’s best testing ground for teenager football in Victoria Gastiez, also popular as Europe’s Green Capital.

They were the same girls who were slapped, kicked and made to sweep floors by arrogant bureaucrats in Jharkhand when the girls asked for birth certificates, a necessity to apply for passports.

But they eventually managed their passports, thanks to a strapping American, Franz Gastler, who pushed the cases of the girls with mandarins of the Ministry of External Affairs in the Indian Capital.

He was a lone ranger in his efforts.

The girls were lovingly titled the Supergoats by the organizers in Spain the moment they saw the girls playing barefoot in practice matches on arrival.
Why?

The girls had limited football gear and could not take the risk of tampering it before the tournament. They were overawed by international teams in the first tournament, the Donosti Cup, but came to their own in the second tournament.

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brishti, thanks for posting...beautiful news. Found some more news here...
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A FIRST for them Indian junior hockey eves !!

The Indian junior hockey eves had never reached the quarterfinals or the semifinals of the big-ticket event.

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Junior World Cup - Bronze !


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#5 Aug 10th, 2013, 12:46
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The latest is PV Sindhu who has reached semi final in World Badminton Championship - first by an Indian Girl.
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yes Prakaant - but was down and out about Saina


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P. Kashyap lost from having a match point. Gopichand could not be with him since Saina's match was also going on the same time.
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Originally Posted by brishti View Post a giant leap into global soccer from their impoverished Rukka village near Ranchi,
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Originally Posted by brishti View Post A FIRST for them Indian junior hockey eves !!
Indian sports is a depressing area, and such events make it even more so.

These girls have made it big in spite of everything going against them...the apathy of government and administration, the gender problems and millions of other problems.

Their dedication and sincerity towards sports should have opened up coffers and financial support should have poured from everywhere. Can't India provide them financial stability for life so that they need not worry about their livelihood? What more does one need to do to earn the honours?

So many sportsperson who could have made India proud have fallen away just to take care of their survival and look for two meals a day. Pathetic situation!
If you find my posts confrontationist, please bear, I am an old frustrated guy who has nothing better to do than sit on rocking chair and curse the world whole day
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post Indian sports is a depressing area, and such events make it even more so.

These girls have made it big in spite of everything going against them...the apathy of government and administration, the gender problems and millions of other problems.

Their dedication and sincerity towards sports should have opened up coffers and financial support should have poured from everywhere. Can't India provide them financial stability for life so that they need not worry about their livelihood? What more does one need to do to earn the honours?

So many sportsperson who could have made India proud have fallen away just to take care of their survival and look for two meals a day. Pathetic situation!
Very true and well said. At least till the euphoria lasts, the girls got a nice welcome back home.

I dont want to blame anyone, but in a land where even active people can fall out of leagues with their lives, what does one say about the unknown sport people?

And off topic, it was interesting to note that Sindhu's father is ex Indian Captain in Volleyball, and her mother also was a former national volleyball player.
How much does our society really encourage our kids to play and excel in a sport? Why just pin the blame on the Kalmadis and Gills and the faceless redtapists?
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After the Indian Premier League, now comes the Indian Badminton League. It starts from today. Will it be good for the sport of Badminton in India, which is already being followed due to the success of Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap, Jwala and Ashwini.

The official website of IBL.
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Ever since Rafael Nadal arrived in Anantapur three years ago to inaugurate his foundationís first project on 17th October, 2010; a tennis school for the underprivileged, hundreds of children arrive twice a day, daily, to learn the nuances of the sport, free of cost.
Nadal, in 'nowhere' land.



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Unhappy

I also agree. I have also saw a video where star sportsman of their time died being a poor man. It is shame for all of us.
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Sports Stars don't receive proper recognition in their old days. They are our national pride. Shame to all of us.
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Heena Sidhu bags shooting gold in World Cup final

She made it to the World Cup Final after three others withdrew due to personal reasons, and made the most of the opportunity!


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Indiaís sole representative at Sochi Olympics in need of funds


Thirty-two-year old Luger Shiva Keshavan endeavours to be India's sole representative at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

If he qualifies for Sochi, which looks highly likely, then he will be one of the few athletes across the world to compete at the Olympics for the fifth time. Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a not-for profit organization, is backing Shiva.

And now they are seeking the support of every Indian to make Shiva's dream possible.


- Viren Rasquinha


For those you don't know of Rasquinha (apart from being hockey captain) -
he is one of the founding members of the Olympic Gold Quest organisation.
They try and find funds for upcoming athletes who're without sponsors / a head's up / money.


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