Before investigating the reasons for the failure let's have a look on performance of India in Olympics. India firstly participated in 1900 and the first athlete was Norman Pritchard, he received silver medal in both the games that he had participated. Then after India sent its first team in 1920. Dealing with such Mega events wasn't a joke hence an association named as Indian Olympics Association was established.
Well here comes the most Informative paragraph of performance of India in Olympics. Till date India has received 9 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 11 bronze medals totally accounting to just 26 medals in a span of 1 century..!!! In Gold medals received 8 medals are won by Hockey team and just 1 Gold medal by Abhinav Bindra in Beijing Olympics 2008. While compared with U.S.A. or China we are no where near to them.This is ridiculous..!!
There is an alarming need to investigate in to the reason for failure in Olympics.
The lottery money has made a big impact in Team GB success. You can hear the GB competitors when interviewed the effect lottery funding has had.
I suspect you need a joined up programme and aim to start turning around countries fortunes + plenty of cash.
Many countries have other more pressing concerns than gold medals.
After a miserable 1996 games in Atlanta, with one Gold and just 15 medals for GB, Lottery funding was used to boost funding for sports.
The figures quoted on the BBC were as follows
2000 28 medals £69 million £2.46 MPM
2004 30 medals £86 million £2.86 MPM
2008 47 medals £265 million £5.63 MPM
2012 65 medals £313 million £4.81 MPM
2016 Estimated 56 medals £347 million £6.19 MPM
The funding clearly shows a positive effect on number of medals won but I estimate the cost per medal for this years game could exceed 6 Million Pounds per medal, at that cost, I would rather see that money spent elswhere.
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