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View Poll Results: What is/are the reason(s) for India's poor performance in Olympics?
Lack of Talent? 11 19.30%
Lack of Will/Application? 22 38.60%
Lack of Facilities? 43 75.44%
Lack of Funds? 41 71.93%
Lack of Encouragement? 41 71.93%
Lack of Interest/Different priorities? 29 50.88%
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Old 11th August 2008, 19:31   #61
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Doesn't anybody think the original purpose of this thread is getting lost?
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Old 11th August 2008, 19:31   #62
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Abhinav Bindra has certainly made India proud and hope Indian boxers and Saina does some honors as well. Well ! much hyped Sania Mirza crashes out infact is retired hurt after losing the first set in the very first round. I think instead of focusing on the game she is on focus elsewhere.
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"Abhinav Bindra's gold medal-winning feat witnessed an outpouring of cash rewards from various state governments, none of which were involved in his development as a shooter."

"The point, however, is that state support rarely develops champions, it only comes at a stage when people have already proved themselves."

State support comes too late for achievers
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"Abhinav Bindra's gold medal-winning feat witnessed an outpouring of cash rewards from various state governments, none of which were involved in his development as a shooter."

"The point, however, is that state support rarely develops champions, it only comes at a stage when people have already proved themselves."

Diabloo, thank god there was no state support. Otherwise there wont have been any medal at all. Look at hockey for an example of state/govt support and what it has done to the game.
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Diabloo, thank god there was no state support. Otherwise there wont have been any medal at all. Look at hockey for an example of state/govt support and what it has done to the game.
Exactly Amit! You are spot on and all those corrupt bureaucrats and politicians trying to salvage the respective sports are in for obvious reasons for filling their pockets.
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Sad to see RS Rathore crash out.
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Sad to see RS Rathore crash out.
In fact, he is thinking of quitting the game altogether which is more dangerous. At least he is medal hopeful for the games may be in future. But losing in just one game and calling it quits is flabbergasting. He should learn from our cricketers who even after they lose badly, they will still play on and on and on untill the selectors throw them out.
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Saina is out as well. :(
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"Abhinav Bindra's gold medal-winning feat witnessed an outpouring of cash rewards from various state governments, none of which were involved in his development as a shooter."

"The point, however, is that state support rarely develops champions, it only comes at a stage when people have already proved themselves."

State support comes too late for achievers
State support is only for the people accompanying celebrties or well known people to Olympics. If you have influence in Indian Olympic council, then you can also make an "official" visit to venue.

So, how can you expect the state to sponsor and develop a person?
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Saina is out as well. :(
Saw the match. Somehow I had that feeling from the begining of the match. Saina's competitor looked like female version of Lee Chong Wei- and played like one too. Saina has lot of spirit, but her technique could improve a lot
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Saina is out as well. :(
Not so good news! But, well tried Saina!
She is a good prospect for future!

Hope Govt gives her all the help & support!
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We have some hope in Boxers for medals. Y'day's match was good and hope they will come out with a medal atleast.
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well done mittal.

India Olympic Hero Gets Boost from Mittal
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Another controversy. Only Indians could do this.

Check out India Challenge*-*India@Beijing*-*Beijing 2008 Olympics - The Times Of India
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Another controversy. Only Indians could do this.

Check out India Challenge*-*India@Beijing*-*Beijing 2008 Olympics - The Times Of India
WK, did u read the full article?

It says someone fiddled Abhinav's gun when he went to the restroom, to affect his scoring!

Fortunatly, he was not dithered & we went on to shoot his best & won the Gold for India!
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