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“Comparative Analysis of Sports Awards In Different Games In India” | Original Article

Rajender Singh*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with an athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals in athletics. He is the only Indian Olympic medalist to have never received a Padma Award. The nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games 1920. India won its first gold medal in men’s field hockey in the 1928 Olympic Games, and has participated in every Summer Olympic Games ever since The history of sports in India dates back to the Vedic era. Physical culture in ancient India was fuelled by religious rights. The mantra in the Atharvaveda, says, “Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left.” In terms of an ideal, these words hold the same sentiments as the traditional Olympic Oath: “For the Honor of my Country and the Glory of Sport.”Badminton probably originated in India as a grownup's version of a very old children’s game known in England as Battledore and Shuttlecock, the battledore being a paddle and the shuttlecock a small feathered cork, now usually called a “bird.”