In a nation of 1.3 billion people, we find it hard to search for and train the best talent in the world who can win many medals for India and make us all proud. While a small country like England with only a few millions in population earns the second spot in olympics. Or take for example New Zealand which has consistently scored a very high number of medals per capita in the Olympics.
So let’s have a discussion on why India is unable to perform at the international level in the Olympics. Here may be some of the reasons:
- There are systemic inefficiencies and lack of infrastructure that’s plaguing our sports
- Presence of corruption and favouritism that’s not helping real talent shine through
- A lack of sporting culture in our nation
- We do not have world class talent. Genetics is not on our side in many sports
I would say all of the above.