why does india never produce top athletes?

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Posted: 8/14/2012 5:35:17 PM

they have 1.2 billion people, yet only won 6 medals (no golds)this past olympics, and usually can't even qualify for the world cup in soccer.

any theories?

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Posted: 8/14/2012 5:46:03 PM

They all work at call centers.

Just kidding pretty good in crickett and field hockey and no i'm not Indian but a Cleveland Indian fan

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Posted: 8/14/2012 5:53:26 PM
evolution...

twitch muscles no good...


athletes from africa are top marathon'rs because their ancestors would run around animals for over 20 hours until the animal died of exhaustion. this was before the bow and arrow.

indians are good at engineering and charming snakes. some have developed immunity from practically any snakebite.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 5:59:19 PM
It's all about the emphasis including investing money in training. UK did won 18 more medals in London than they did in Bejing.

China won 37 more medals in Bejing than they did in 2004.

It's all about training and that means money.  
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Posted: 8/14/2012 6:18:08 PM
always having to run to the bathroom probably doesn't help....that's how I react to Indian food.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 6:19:19 PM
That and the fact that no one in their entire country has ever had a solid bowel movement...
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Posted: 8/14/2012 6:34:38 PM
Isn't like 500 million of that 1.2living in poverty?
I know in the UK and Canada lots are into boxing and soccer, maybe the country should
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Posted: 8/14/2012 6:36:58 PM
Too busy becoming scientists & engineers.....
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Posted: 8/14/2012 6:39:23 PM
(cont from above)
... Invest in those sports, they probably have weak infrastructure and funding.

They had a female tennis player who has high up for a bit ( something Mirza ) she did her training in the UK cause her parents were rich. Met her at a fund raiser in toronto, pretty cute gal.

End of day country needs to Invest to win. There was an article on the bbc saying khazakstan is trying to show itself as a real emerging country and has now invested in sports, and won a bunch of medals this year.

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Posted: 8/14/2012 8:04:47 PM

Turbans slow them down a bit in the water

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Posted: 8/14/2012 8:13:46 PM
Lots of lame replies in this thread.

They dont find value in investing heavy for the Olympics, but the sports they do care about they have some great athletes.


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Posted: 8/14/2012 8:43:08 PM
They do however find value in investing in Qwik-E-Marts
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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:20:33 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CountNo_Account:

They do however find value in investing in Qwik-E-Marts

Really lame..

I've got many really good friends who are from India and all of them are polite, respectful, VERY hard working..diligent to their kids education and are appreciative of living here.

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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:44:52 PM
Those long curly shoes make the hurdles a real girl.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:46:00 PM
half the population live in abject poverty, there is no infra structure to speak of in the whole country and any money they have goes to other "priorities". But cricket is the the only sport they play and thats not in the olympics
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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:46:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Midnight1:

Too busy becoming scientists & engineers.....



This is true.

Emphasis is not on sports.

Studies are number one.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:56:29 PM
They are all doctors man 
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Posted: 8/14/2012 10:28:35 PM
I dunno.No time to train when you're slaving in sweatshops 18 hours a day.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 10:37:04 PM

half the population live in abject poverty, there is no infra structure to speak of in the whole country and any money they have goes to other "priorities". But cricket is the the only sport they play and thats not in the olympics.

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Posted: 8/14/2012 10:42:12 PM

The women do well until the dot on their forehead turns red....

That means their battery is low

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Posted: 8/14/2012 11:09:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by wallstreetcappers:


Really lame..

I've got many really good friends who are from India and all of them are polite, respectful, VERY hard working..diligent to their kids education and are appreciative of living here.




I guess it is too late for you to acquire a sense of humor! Lighten up!
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Posted: 8/14/2012 11:13:51 PM
srsly lighten up...


=)


o i've seen hot indian girl that was mixed w. vietnamese. pretty damn hard to find that mix.

ive seen white guy (mid 30s ) w. an indian chick,  and some asian braud pretty much critizies the couple pretty loud in a restaurant.... god damn asians so DUMB when it comes to "common" sense/






is cooking curry an athletic event yet? or charming snakes?


what gets u in the penalty box these days?
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Posted: 8/14/2012 11:26:24 PM

They dont give a garbage because it ultimately friggin stupid and a waste of time. They go to have a presence at the Olympics simply because it would look bad if they didnt. They dont go balls to the wall like we do.....and then bankrupt our atheletes and tax them for winning......

They focus on education, work and family...whats wrong with them!!!?? They could be baton twirling or synchronized swimming or playing handball.....

 

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Posted: 8/15/2012 12:20:22 AM
Tough to train when you've got cows on every street.
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Posted: 8/15/2012 12:20:32 AM
Curry is a hell of a spice.
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