Tuesday, March 24

The Politics of Sports

Elections are here... and how do you know??
When you watch the news and see the accusations just increased by parties...
When you look around and find out the posters of various parties...
When you see any Neta(politician) visiting your area...

But this is not about elections, we will deal with it later...

Its about the politics over sports... A country of 1 billion and how many medals do we produce? I guess 3-5 every Olympics (i know its exaggeration), and still no one listens to it ( the cry of sportsmen). One Vijander Singh wins a bronze and he stops playing sport and get more active in Modeling and Body Show business. Well, not his blame, but he knows that if he wants a good future, this is the only way to do it in the country which only plays to the administrators and not the sportsmen.

A Mr Gill named person runs the IHF and another someone Mr Politician runs IOA (Olympic association) and when one smart minded Mr Modi runs a show in cricket, everyone calls him a politician... IRONY, isnt!!

A country where I cant find a good swimming pool in my area, leave the sports complex apart, how are we supposed to produce talent, by asking them to swim in the dirtiest of the rivers around? and may be then die with some allergy or may be what i dont know...

A sports person earns what, less than me i must say... but the glory he brings to the nation is unimaginable and also a big contribution to the society. In the end he gets a beating if he performs bad in one game being axed from squad and the man who runs the show (poor poor show) as administrator for years... he is awarded with some Ratna for his outstanding commitment... commitment to what? himself? the money he sees there? the power he has? or his age as he knows he isnt good enough to do anything else???

And then comes... Sports vs Elections... obviously Elections are there to take place... whos saying NO to it???
But the question is because of one bad incident in Pakistan, Are we gonna be so afraid and keep thinking that this may happen here too??
Then do we think the same about Mumbai 26/11 or the train blasts? Do we stop traveling or staying in a hotel just coz such has happened?

And then they say... It may hurt the whole prospect of India arranging Commonwealth... oh ya? Do you have the infrastructure... do u have the grounds? What do you have I should ask... You build the hostel for athletes on the banks of Yamuna which is risky and prone to earthquake... you could have atleast stopped that as it was in your hands... Isnt?

Now the IPL has moved out of the country because our country's politicians cant provide adequate security to both... What do you want to say, we arent able enough... being the 3rd largest force in the world, we arent able enough??
Cant be do some management here to show to the world that everyone is safe here... I believe it... so when will you start believing it Mr Politician??

When will you free sports from politics????


Prashant evolving.. said...

I know you are angry..You are as angry as anyone else is on the topic..but instead of govt. sayig that yeah they are OK with IPL and Elections both( when everyone of us know we are not and in present circumstances definitely we are not) they put a brave face and said, We are not ready.
I respect your views and as you are gonna be a politican I hope you will do something for the country..
till than keep writing to makee us all aware :)

Ria said...

Only makes my believe strong in the fact tht nothing in India can escape politics!! Everything here is made into a huge issue.its such a shame tht IPL had to be moved out of India at the last moment. Only shows how incapable our govt is.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

politics..politics and dirty politics is everywhere and in everything.

now thr is no "india" in India premier league.

even on what basis the awards are awarded is often not clear to me

Salil Dhawan said...

Nice one.But i think whatever politics all parties playing,reality on ground is that it wil be uphill task for govt to grant security during elections.Its a fact and we should accept it.Its better to say 'NO' then to face embarassing situation like Pakistan.
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Princess Mia said...

i'd surely go for sports ova politics...

Keshi said...

Hey Ankur Im bak :)

Politics come into almost every aspect of life, sadly. Even in friendships, at work, in families etc politics play and it just kills genuinity of it all. Sports is def one area that politics come in to play cos thats just the way this big old world is, unfortunately.


Lena said...

someone was pissed off...
me not arguing :|

regarding your question... Never..
yup, i know, it sucks :)

Cinderella. said...

In India do you think we can ever keep politics apart from anything else...?

Th only thing the effed up govt is interested in doing is manipulating n snatching each others seats thats all. The rest of the nation can go screw itself.

Sad scenario.

p.s : Feels gr8 to be commenting here after like ages ! Your bog looks gr8 btw !

Keshi said...

I hope all is well with ya Ankur.


workhard said...

Politics, Sports, Movie Award all set up in the category of 'Drama"

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