Why does India not win at Olympics?

Update: It seems I was wrong about Olympics telecast in India. DD Sports is telecasting it through out the day, and I am loving it 🙂 But then DD was the source of the misleading information, come on people if you are telecasting such a huge event, the least you can do is put up a TV schedule on your site.

Because even the National Broadcasters are apathetic. The Olympics are to start tomorrow and the only Doordarshan has the rights to telecast it. I have no problem with DD telecasting any match; the pathetic part is that it is going to show only those tournaments where India is participating. And to top that check the schedule that they have released right now (in the link above), only half to one hour of telecast daily and at what time? 12:30 in the night, 7:30 early morning! There does not seem to be any live telecast, only deferred live 😡

What does that mean? We do not get to see any Hockey matches, we do not get to see any Football matches, and most probably once the heats are over we do not get to see any Athletic events.

If what Gilchrist, Waugh and other senior players are pushing for comes true (to include T20 in the 2020 Olympic games), we would see a cut throat competition, with soaring advertisement rates.

I hope when ESPN Star telecast 2012 Olympics, at least they have the sanity to show all events, and at the time it is happening, not “deferred live”.

I was hoping Youtube would come to my rescue [source], but now it says the channel is not available in your country 😦

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12 Responses to “Why does India not win at Olympics?”


  1. 1 Ankit August 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    This really sucks.. Was planning to watch football at least.. Is there no way that can be done?

  2. 2 Rakesh August 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Mu ha ha ha ha :D…
    Finally I have something to boast about… My cable provider here (Starhub) has six dedecated channels for Olympics … and all the events will be shown live on both TV and Mobile as well 😀

  3. 3 mythalez August 7, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    the youtube channel is apparently not available here in uk either 😛

    since the past many weeks, i was wishing that these olympics where in london instead of the next one 😀 …

  4. 4 Karan August 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Seriously. I thought youtube had a deal with the Olympics.

  5. 5 Rohith August 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    @mythalez.. stay there till next olympics 😀

  6. 6 rahul August 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    what’s the big deal about olympic football? stars don’t play and fans don’t care

  7. 8 Kunal August 11, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Ankit, DD Sports dude. Ok, the telecast is not as good as ESPN Star, but at least there is complete telecast 🙂

    Rakesh, 😦 6 channels! saale idhar aa, phir tujhe laat marta hoon .. btw dude, GOLD!

    Rama, and next we would hear is that because of Olympics Rama has decided to puruse a PhD, and a girl, and a career in London 😛

    Karan, check the valleywag link that Sumanth gave, seems to be working.

    Rohith, 🙂

    rahul, FYI stars are playing. Messi is playing, Ronaldinho is playing….

    sumanth, thanks a lot for the link dude 🙂

  8. 9 obelix August 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    india just won gold 🙂

  9. 10 Kunal August 12, 2008 at 10:14 am

    obelix, yay! 😀 😀

  10. 11 rahman September 7, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    hai no training such as other countries

  11. 12 gagana October 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    as india got less medals it is not satisfied to india we shd be sure dat up coming comman wealth games wil be great amble to dat


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