More Than A Billion Without Gold
The Olympic Games in London concluded yesterday (12th August2012) and they were a fantastic spectacle from beginning to the end. 204 nations and almost 11,000 athletes competed for sixteen days, and competed for 4,700 medals (gold, silver and bronze). For almost all through the games the city of London, in USA NBC coverage and overall organization and competition was as expected, Olympic in nature and competitive in spirit. Barring a very few instances the athletes were competing in good faith and did their best to win a medal. The very fact they made it to London to compete and gave their best to the competition is itself a great reward for the individual and the country they represent.
Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas, along with everyone competitor who won a medal in the 2012 Olympics made me very happy. Whatever color the medal was the great thing is the spirit of competition and the work that went into the sport. Whenever I got a chance to watch the games I did, and enjoyed them. Once the games were over is when it sunk into me that not a single gold medal was won by an Indian. We have probably more than 1/6 of the global population but we could not get one gold. Man that has been bothering me since the games ended, and I keep thinking what in the name of god are we capable of?