The Olympics games are an important international event held every four years with summer and winter games by an every single country. I would like to ask you all that how many of you know about Olympic and Olympics games? Have you ever played athletics games? I can notice only very few people have raised hands because we don’t give so much importance to athletic games and that is the reason today India is still lagging behind at the Olympics.
Why India’s performance in Olympics is still not satisfactory? What should be done in order to achieve a great level of success in Olympics? And yes are we here to provide you information about Olympics in India through our article. I am sure this article will be helpful to give a speech, to write an essay, paragraph in school and college competition or on occasion of international sports day.
Beginning of the speech
Respected chief guest, principal sir, and all my teachers and friends I wish you all a very good morning. Today is 6th April that is the International day of sport and we are gathered here to celebrate this day. It is said that this day is celebrated for the social, educational and health development and peace. On this day I am going to elaborate on Olympic which many of us snot aware of it. first of all, I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to speak in front of you.
The Olympics games are world’s biggest event divided into two parts and those are summer and winter games which are held every four years by every single country. The Olympics games first held in Olympia, Greece. It includes winter Olympic games for winter and water sports, summer Olympic games like archery, athletics, badminton, basketball etc., Paralympics for athletes with the disabilities, youth Olympic games for teenage athletes. The symbol of Olympics has five interlocking rings of blue, yellow, red, black, and green colored on the white field the rings are called Olympic rings which represent five parts of the world blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, red for America black for Africa and green for Oceania. Top five countries that have won the maximum numbers of medals till date are united states with 2,520 medals, Russia with 1,865 medals, Germany with 1,681 medals, Great Britain with 847 medals, France with 713 medals. These countries have developed a professional culture from early year of Olympics so they hold a large number of medals. A number of participants from these five countries in Olympics games are more than any other countries. That’s why every year it is expected that this five countries will compete for a maximum number of medals.
In 1900 India participated in Olympics with lone participant Norman Pritchard and he won two silver medals in athletics. In 1920 our country sent a team for summer games and won total 28 medals till date. In 1964 India has participated in winter games. If we see the recent history of India at Olympics, at 2008 Beijing Olympics Abhinav Bindra won gold in men’s 10-meter air rifle. He is the one who brought the gold medal for India. Vijender Singh won bronze in boxing. In 2012 total number of the participant was 83. Sushil Kumar won multiple times in wrestling that in 2008 he was bronze medal holder and in 2012 he was silver medal holder, Saina Nehwal, the first woman in India who won the bronze medal in badminton, Mary Kom was the only woman who brought bronze in women’s flyweight. In 2016 no of athletes was 118 and out of these 118 participants Sakshi Malik, P.V.sindhu, DeepKarmakar these women made India proud by representing our nation in various field and their victory in their respective field.
If we look at the graph of the number of people participating in Olympics is increasing and that’s a good thing for India. But still, people from our country does not give that much importance to Olympic games as they give to cricket. People are mad for cricket whether they are kids, adults everyone is just so crazy about cricket. But I have never seen this much craziness about Olympic games. When we look at the graph of holding a maximum number of medals India is not even in top 50 places. There are various reasons behind it such as inadequate equipment, government facilities. If we look at our education system, sport is an optional field. But we can not blame the education system only, improper facilities also need to be focused. There very talented people who love to play games like throws, jumps and so on. But because of improper training, lack of equipment they don’t get an opportunity to showcase their talent. Some may belong to the poor family but they have sporty spirit, but only because of money issue they stay away from athletic games. We have seen nowadays that women are achieving a peak of success in Olympics. In our country, women still think of as inferior to men. Because of this mentality of people many women who have that passion, determination, and craziness about athletic games but they can’t do anything as their parents, husband doesn’t let her chase her dreams.
To improve the performance of India in Olympics the first and important thing is to make sports field compulsory in every school and college. So that in their teenage they will get knowledge not only about cricket, football but also about athletic games. The passion, determination, dedication for the games will generate at their childhood age. Also, the government should look at providing some cost-free training centeres, give them proper training in rural areas and even provide them scholarships. It is not possible to change the mentality of people about women but at least gives them a chance to show their talent.
A country with billion of people could win, will win, should win many medals. Yes, India have many talented people from every corner of the country and they have that much capability and strength to lead the country but they just need support, encouragement from parents, teachers, people around them and from the government.
Tips for the Speech
- Speeches are the thoughts which come from your heart so don’t mug up it.
- Speak what comes to your mind after reading about the topic.
- Try to speak the speech in front of your family, friends or in front of a mirror to increase your confidence.
- Be interactive while delivering the speech, remember you are not at recitation competition.
Tips for Essay Writing
- You can write an essay in the format of biography.
- Read a lot of things about your topic and try explaining them in your words in your essay instead of remembering all the points word to word.
- Write your essay in a format which includes an introduction, more information and conclusion for easy understanding of the reader.
Tips for Paragraph writing
- Paragraphs are same as essays but the length limitations vary so try being to the point while writing a paragraph.
- Give the brief idea about some points which you cannot write in detail.
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