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Looking Ahead: Can India Be a Sports Powerhouse by 2020?

By Anita Lobo On December - 24 - 2009

India has two powerful resources that can make the country a sports powerhouse by 2020.

The first: a hunger to succeed. A majority of our recent sporting heroes are from semi-urban and rural areas. Many have overcome tough family situations and persisted with sport in the hope of finding glory and breaking a cycle of economic hardship for their families.

The second: a large pool of young talent waiting to shine on the world stage. A majority of our young populace doesn’t have a fall-back plan; they don’t have social security or affluent families backing them. They have to succeed, and sport is a great way up.

The combination of hunger to succeed and a large pool of young people, if harnessed with vision and an ac...

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