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Olympics Shame: The end of Pakistani sports

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 Pakistan will send its smallest-ever national Olympics contingent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, comprising more officials than athletes. A 24-member contingent will represent the country at Rio 2016 scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21. “Pakistan contingent will include seven athletes and 17 officials,” a Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) official told APP.  It is the first time Pakistan’s national hockey team will not be featuring in the mega event as it failed to qualify. Most of the other athletes, too, for the quadrennial sports spectacle got entry through wildcard or continental quota system. Not even a single boxer could qualify for the Olympics although one of Pakistan’s two non-hockey medals came through boxing in 1988 when Hussain Shah won a bronze. Judoka Shah Hussain, son of Hussain Shah, is the only athlete who sealed a place at coveted multi-sports event under continental quota. What is more, this is the first time that the national hockey team failed to qualify and will not feature in the mega event. This is a sad, sorry fall for an outfit that once dominated the world, and the Olympics, picking up gold, silver and bronze on the way. There’s still more. Boxing has suffered a similar fall from grace. Not one Pakistani boxer qualified this time, even though this is one of the two non-hockey sports that won us Olympic medals. Also, most of the players that did make it are wildcard entries; which are offered to countries whose athletes fail to meet qualification criteria. Experts, analysts and concerned onlookers have long warned of just such a situation. Pakistan has always had great sporting talent. We have dominated the world in cricket, squash, hockey, and even in the less physical field of snooker. And because that immense natural talent was never nurtured, never directed, it has all but fizzled out; especially since the international environment requires more hard work than natural talent. Progressive countries take great pride in their sporting achievements; hence they are eager to promote sports, just like arts and sciences. China is a fine example of how societal progress and sporting achievements go hand in hand. Once upon a time, not too long ago in the bi-polar world, Russia and America fought for top Olympic glory. Now, as China has risen, it has started challenging the American position at the top. Pakistan, unfortunately, has never paid much attention to sports. It is little surprise, therefore, that our fortunes have dwindled so drastically.

 

pk.shafaqna.com

 

 

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