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The Emperor has no Clothes – Indian Speak on Sports


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Now that the euphoria of the two Olympic medals has died down people are coming to the realization that the Emperor has no clothes and we really suck as a sporting nation.

As such a lot of money and doles are being thrown around to the athletes who got those 2 medals or came “4th”. This is no less a miserable state of affairs as it exacerbates the problem of “feudalism” even in sports. High rewards for OK performances early in the game result in zero performance down the line and it is not the fault of the athletes. An analogy would be coming first in class vs. coming 10th – if our parents celebrated mediocrity then where does the killer instinct come in. Add to this red tapism and these onetime performers get a permanent spot that they never have to vacate for promising new comers…

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