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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 5th March 2009, 13:47   #106
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Govt website says 2008.

Search Awardees - Padma Awards
Search Criteria: All , Year: 2008 , Field: Sports
My mistake, i was using wikipedia as reference!

I see that Cricket players are rated high in these award. Something to do with the strenght of BCCI.

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may be every kid who tries to come on the block has to wither off the storm at home, school & work place of SECURING THE FUTURE/EARNING LOADS OF MONEY/A SECURED JOB & that thins down the appetite to win medals coupled with non affordable technological advances which incur huge cost burden
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And do these cricketers do - miss the award function

Busy Dhoni, Bhajji give Padma awards a miss

Criminal case filed against Dhoni, Harbhajan

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Padma awards panel ignored Olympic heroes

"Nominations of Olympic medal winners Sushil Kumar (wrestler) and Vijender Singh (boxing) were struck off by the Padma Awards Committee despite having been recommended by the sports and home ministries."
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