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Chetan Parekh
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Olympic 2008 is starting from tomorrow. (http://en.beijing2008.cn/)

Hope India will be able to win at least a single medal.


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Vikas Kapoor
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I don't understand where do we lack? Probabilities(due to population) should be high for us like china but, instead we need to pray to get single medal.

- Improper resource utilization?

- Lack of funding(turn into infrastructure)

- Or we really lack in almost all competitions?(I don't think)

Why?
[ August 07, 2008: Message edited by: Vishal Pandya ]
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technically, the Olympics started Wednesday. because of the length and number of games, and the mandatory rest requirements between games, the football/soccer matches begin before the opening ceremony.


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Frank Silbermann
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:
I don't understand where do we lack? Probabilities(due to population) should be high for us like china but, instead we need to pray to get single medal.

- Improper resource utilization?

- Lack of funding(turn into infrastructure)

- Or we really lack in almost all competitions?(I don't think)

Why?

[ August 07, 2008: Message edited by: Vishal Pandya ]
I guess India never fully imitated the European sporting culture. (Cricket would be one exception.)

I imagine America wouldn't as well as India if someone staged a big international Hatha Yoga competition...
Sumit Bisht
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win at least a single medal


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Rambo Prasad
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I don't understand where do we lack? Probabilities(due to population) should be high for us like china but, instead we need to pray to get single medal.

- Improper resource utilization?

- Lack of funding(turn into infrastructure)


I don't think resource constraint is a reason...Even small and very poor african countries like Ethiopia and Uganda win more medals than us..


I think India has bleak chances of winning more than totally 3-4 medals in olympics 2008...

1.Cricket has killed every other game..It has become rare to see kids playing anything other than cricket...
2.People like to watch useless bollywood,kollywood and tollywood movies or a 10 hour cricket match during weekends rather than take part in some sports activities..How many of us really jog at least 1 km everyday...?
3.Parents emphasis only on academics..In other countries parents encourage kids to take part in multiple sports...But here in India parents just want their kids to become a doctor or an engineer...

Unless all the above things changes our olympic medal tally also will not change..
The founder of olympic commitee Baron de coburtin has said about olympics -"The important thing is not winning but taking part"..We have taken that seriously and we will continue doing it
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Paul Clapham
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Here's the actual statistics: India At The Olympics.

No, it isn't a stellar record, is it? Other countries get medals by specializing. Somebody mentioned Ethiopia? Take a look, you'll find their medals all came from distance running. And Canada does ice hockey -- although that isn't going to help us in Beijing. But India could at least work on their field hockey team.
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I haven't trained much this summer, but I think I'm ready. Where do I sign up?


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Paul Clapham
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Well, you're a bit late. You should have signed up for a place on "America's Next Top Athlete" last year.
Christophe Verré
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India players need good shoes. Running with beach sandals is a handicap More seriously, it's true that, with some many people, there must be talents.


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Originally posted by Paul Clapham: Somebody mentioned Ethiopia? Take a look, you'll find their medals all came from distance running.

Mostly because as a poor, sparely settled country, folks in Ethiopia would run from place to place. Kenya has had some success in running as well.

It takes decades of hard work to be an Olympic-class athlete. There are no short cuts. Up until the early 1960s, all the competitors were rich, as everyone else had to earn a living. Then the geopolitics let "soldiers" compete, so a fair number of countries had soldiers who trained at sport 300 days or more each year.
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Originally posted by Christophe Verre:
India players need good shoes. Running with beach sandals is a handicap More seriously, it's true that, with some many people, there must be talents.
Talent isn't an issue but yes i agree to infrastructure.
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In a setback for India on the first day of The Games at Bejing, shooters Anjali Bhagwat and Avneet Kaur Sidhu today (August 9) failed to enter the finals of the Women's 10 meter Air Rifle event. Anjali finished 29th with 393 points, while Avneet Kaur failed to progress to the next round bowing out in the qualification stage, finishing 39th with 389 points.
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Here is the medal tracker:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2008/medals/tracker/


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Christophe Verré
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I'd like to give a medal to the loudest judo coach. It's quite fun to see them shouting at the side of the tatami.
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Indian shooter wins country's first individual gold medal
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I was shocked to hear the news that India got gold medal. Now newspapers will become optimistic and list down chances where India will get more medals. Lot of discussions will happen today in TV channels.


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Arjun Shastry
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Now what Abhinav can expect?:
1)Rs.100000 from PM's fund
2)Rs. 1,0000000 from Punjab Govt.
3)Padma Shree/Padma Vibhushan by next year
4)Gift of 501 rifles from Sahara Parivar
5)Small golden idols from countless sports clubs spread across the country.
6)Abhinav appearing in Pepsi/Coke/Parker Pen(thats better) ads getting 1 crore deal each.
7)Countless sport clubs sponsoring shooting events every week end.
8)Children/people with posters-'Abhinav we are proud of you' everywhere at traffic signal.


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Pradeep bhatt
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India is ahead of countries like Germany and Russia in the medals tally .Enjoy it before India slips.
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Congrats Abhinav,

Now, the Media will be very happy that they have lot of news to throw on us for next 2-3 days.


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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Olympic 2008 is starting from tomorrow. (http://en.beijing2008.cn/)

Hope India will be able to win at least a single medal.


Your Hopes come true ! Not only yours but all those who are praying For India !!

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Arjun Shastry
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ok, lets guess what will happen tomorrow:
1)TOI headline-Shooting star!!
2)Abhinav's parents/sister on 'how since age 2,he dreamt of winning in Olympic.and how with toy gun he used to aim at everything.
3)His friends on his exceptional grit and determination.
4)TOI's editorial-"We need to produce more Abhinavs.. than Sachins"
5)Air Tel/Reliance sponsoring next national shooting event.
6)Sports journalists on how shooting required tremendous concentration,quick decision,tactics.
7)Some CMM IT company's CEO to employees-"Focus on target and shoot the problem like Abhinav did"
Pradeep bhatt
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Last 4 Olympics India is winning only 1 medal. This year's quota is now over.
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
ok, lets guess what will happen tomorrow:

2)Abhinav's parents/sister on 'how since age 2,he dreamt of winning in Olympic.and how with toy gun he used to aim at everything.



Read that here. DNA link
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182618
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There are is no infra strucute for sports, do you see a running track or a sports stadium in a small town or village in a school( for that matter how many schools in metro cities have infra structure for sports ?)..No there is no concrete process of recognizing talent from bottom up., Sports have not been part of indian life style we are still living on the sport british introduced in India cricket. Probably it will be few more generations before we straigten everything and have innovatie fresh and competetive ideas.
Its good to see a gold medal but i am not proud of this because we deserve a lot more than this
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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
I guess India never fully imitated the European sporting culture. (Cricket would be one exception.)


If Adam Gilchrist gets his way, you can look forward to a possible medal in 2020.


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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
ok, lets guess what will happen tomorrow:
1)TOI headline-Shooting star!!
2)Abhinav's parents/sister on 'how since age 2,he dreamt of winning in Olympic.and how with toy gun he used to aim at everything.
3)His friends on his exceptional grit and determination.
4)TOI's editorial-"We need to produce more Abhinavs.. than Sachins"
5)Air Tel/Reliance sponsoring next national shooting event.
6)Sports journalists on how shooting required tremendous concentration,quick decision,tactics.
7)Some CMM IT company's CEO to employees-"Focus on target and shoot the problem like Abhinav did"


nice analysis

If Adam Gilchrist gets his way, you can look forward to a possible medal in 2020.

I think we'll see riots if we fail then(T-20 is highly unpredictable).
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
ok, lets guess what will happen tomorrow:
1)TOI headline-Shooting star!!
2)Abhinav's parents/sister on 'how since age 2,he dreamt of winning in Olympic.and how with toy gun he used to aim at everything.
3)His friends on his exceptional grit and determination.
4)TOI's editorial-"We need to produce more Abhinavs.. than Sachins"
5)Air Tel/Reliance sponsoring next national shooting event.
6)Sports journalists on how shooting required tremendous concentration,quick decision,tactics.
7)Some CMM IT company's CEO to employees-"Focus on target and shoot the problem like Abhinav did"


Hilarious, and if someine got a chance to see the Indian news channels they are also covering the same.
Arjun Shastry
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Some predictions are coming true!!.I expect some more by this week end:

1)Chief minister of every state(except North Eastern states!) declaring:We will have shooting academy by June 2009 with yearly budget of 50 crores.
2)Air India/Indian Oil/State Bank of India request Abhinav to become their Brand Ambassador
3)Management gurus(IIM!!) in an interview:Abhinav precisely practised the same management thoughts which they teach to students at IIM.
4)Existing shooting clubs increase their membership fee from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per month.
5)Overenthusiastic parents take their 2/3 years old kids to shooting academy to find if they can make it!
6)The name "Abhinav Bindra' appears anywhere in Foreign Policy articles to Punjabi cuisine.
Prasad Tamirisa
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
ok, lets guess what will happen tomorrow:
1)TOI headline-Shooting star!!
2)Abhinav's parents/sister on 'how since age 2,he dreamt of winning in Olympic.and how with toy gun he used to aim at everything.
3)His friends on his exceptional grit and determination.
4)TOI's editorial-"We need to produce more Abhinavs.. than Sachins"
5)Air Tel/Reliance sponsoring next national shooting event.
6)Sports journalists on how shooting required tremendous concentration,quick decision,tactics.
7)Some CMM IT company's CEO to employees-"Focus on target and shoot the problem like Abhinav did"



Nobody guessed about the 200 Crore hotel as a gift to Abhinav.
Arjun Shastry
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Some more predictions:
1)India Today/The Week have Abhinav on their front page on forthcoming issue.His photos when he is 2 years old to recent one.
2)99.33% of Indians vote Abhinav as Man of the year 2008.Survey done by Marg/India Today and TOI.
3)79.29% of girls say they won't mind their future partner as shooter.
4)"experts"study indicates that 30 minutes shooting a day reduces your cholestrol,better functioning of heart and improves eyesight.
5)Leading schools make shooting compulsory.
6)45 minutes documentory film "Making of a shooter" by Art film maker.
7)Some people suddenly find shooting as 'sexy' sport.Their opinions on TOI front page.
8)Bollywood and party animals try their hands on rifle shooting.Pics on Page 3.
[ August 12, 2008: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
Pradeep bhatt
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Dhoni has been given khel ratna dont know for what. Mr.Bindra should be given bharat ratna.
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Originally posted by Prad Dip:
Dhoni has been given khel ratna dont know for what. Mr.Bindra should be given bharat ratna.

Please use expressions that are common in British or American English, or provide translations.


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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

Please use expressions that are common in British or American English, or provide translations.


Those are awards given by Indian government. There is no equivalent English words.
Prasad Tamirisa
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I will try to give the meaning of these awards.

Khel Ratna

= Dimond sport star.

Bharat Ratna

= Indian Dimond.
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Originally posted by Prasad Tamirisa:
I will try to give the meaning of these awards.


= Indian Dimond.


Well 'Ratna' means 'Gem'
So 'Bharat Ratna' means 'Gem of India'

And 'Khel Ratna' means 'Sporting Gem'


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Prasad Tamirisa
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Well 'Ratna' means 'Gem'
So 'Bharat Ratna' means 'Gem of India'

And 'Khel Ratna' means 'Sporting Gem'

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