Rio Olympics 2016

Introduction – 

The 2016 Summer Olympics  commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international sports event  held in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, started on  5 August and ended on 21 August 2016.

More than 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees , with 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports  including rugby sevens and golf , which were added to the Olympic program in 2009.The opening ceremony took place in the Maracana Stadium on 5 August 2016. The Games were officially opened by Acting President of Brazil Michel Temer. The closing ceremony also took place at the Maracana Stadium on 21 August 2016.

~Hockey being India’s National Sport and as of now India didn’t win any medal in this sport , quite disappointing.I had no hope that India will win any medal this time but hats off to them who are discouraged all the time , they are  ” women “. Just because of P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik India got 2 medals. One in wrestling (Sakshi Malik  with bronze medal) and other in Badminton (P.V.Sindhu with Silver medal) and also Dipa Karmakar who is first  Indian female gymnast to participate in Olympics.

I wouldn’t blame only the players or the ministry.

Both of them had their own faults.According to me and my knowledge , the players are not provided with the basic needs if we talk about OP Jaisha , after the Olympics she revealed that the athletes of other countries were provided refreshments at regular intervals  by their officials and Indian were simply left. They just got water after 8 km which wasn’t sufficient. After-all the temperature was 42 degrees  and it was impossible for them to run because of this one of the National record holder fainted after completing the marathon  due to dehydration. 

Athletes should be given some sort of assurance regarding their health after knowing the fact that the athletes are insured at just 150 I was extremely shocked , maybe because of this the Athletes are not giving their 100% .

Over confidence can also be the reason. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu , Indian weightlifter who couldn’t even touch her target , she lifted  82 kg while her best  was 192 kg . She was in three rounds and she still couldn’t give her best. Limelight , some of the sportsperson get lost in limelight as well. 

Now if we talk about the Ministry , the Haryana state ministry were having an amazing day out on sunny beaches of Rio , instead of cheering and motivating the contestants they were busy enjoying their time and before leaving for the games he (Anil Vij ) wrote on twitter ‘ leading a contingent to Olympics to encourage the Haryana players’ . We don’t have a good infrastructure for sportsperson but , if we talk about 19’s athletes like Milkha Singh and PT Usha they too didn’t have a proper infrastructure but anyhow they managed to bring medals for India.

Improvment is a must –

India should invest in infrastructure and should keep a check on athletes and make them active and enthusiastic in their choice of sport , so that whenever they are selected they can perform and get medals because after the event its pointless to blame each other.Players do need support and encouragement . Hereby , Prime Minister Narender Modi has announced that a Task Force would be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for “effective participation” of Indian sports-persons in the next three Olympic Games – 2020, 2024 and 2028.

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