India Sports Case Study

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This paper explores the country of India and their relations to sports. India is a very fascinating country with a rich history dating all the way back to prehistoric settlements. India’s involvement in the sport industry has been consistently growing and unique. The country of India is also very active in participating in international sporting events, such as the Olympics. The purpose of this paper is to give a summary on India, and to inform how they view sports in their country by looking at their sport structure, their various Olympic committees, the culture in their sport participation, and their history of hosting sport mega events.
History, Background and India Characteristics
India is a country in South Asia whose name comes from
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A current political issue India faces is that it has a large population of refugees and internally displaced persons. It is also the world’s largest producer of licit opium for the pharmaceutical trade, and the undetermined quantity is transported to illicit international drug markets in neighboring countries and throughout Southwest Asia (The World Factbook: India, …show more content…
The ministry was bifurcated into the Department of Youth Affairs and the Department of Sports under 2 separate Secretaries in April 2008. According to the Youth Affairs and Sports Official website, “The role of the Government is to create the infrastructure and promote capacity building for broad-basing sports as well as for achieving excellence in various competitive events at the national and international levels” (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, 2015). The Sports branch of the Ministry is called the Sports Authority of India, and its objectives include talent scouting at micro level and nurturing talent towards excellence, training & international exposure, support training with science, , monitor and enhance performance with a scientific evaluation system, training and preparation of national teams, sports infrastructure development & maintenance, maintenance and up gradation of 4 stadia complexes and a shooting range in Delhi, and to produce coaches and physical educationists of high caliber in different disciplines of sports to broad base sports (Sports Authority of India, n.d.). The Sports Authority of India was established as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, with the twin objective of broad-basing of sports and to achieve excellence at the national and international level (Sports Authority of India,

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