Sports An Integral Part of Our Life

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The proverb ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ clearly indicates the importance of sports in our life. No matter it is indoor or outdoor; games have always been the integral part of our life. Games are necessary not only from our health’s point of view but also for the pride of our nation.

 

For every country its achievements in sports earns it both name and fame. The

 

of our country is Hockey. At one point in time India was considered to be the best team in the world. Our legendry hockey players are still remembered with great respect by every hockey lover all over the world. Though we have eight Olympic gold medals in hockey so far but the present condition of it is not very good.

Hockey is the official national sport of India but cricket left every other sport behind in terms of popularity. It is treated just like a religion here. Apart from these various other sports are also played and liked too, throughout the country. Athletics, tennis, Chess, football, golf, boxing, squash etc. are the sports which are also played in India. In fact football is very popular in Kerala, Goa and West Bengal and Kolkata is the hub of soccer lovers. You can buy the latest images and videos from big

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In urban areas tennis too is loved by so many people. Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes, Vijay Amritraj and not to forget Sania Mirza are some of the names which have brought popularity to the game in India. In fact Sania Mirza is the only winner of WTA title among the Indian women tennis players. Chess is again a really mind blowing game originated in India. The current World Champion Vishwanathan Anand has rocked the nation with his gaming skills and is responsible for making the game so popular in India.

Badminton is another popular sport in India which gave us players like Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. The sixth rank holder and the Most Promising Player of 2008, Saina Nehwal is also associated with the sport. You can buy latest news images about various sports through internet. Apart from these popular sports, golf is another sport which is growing and getting popularity rapidly. Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has won various titles in the sport. The first Indian to achieve the Asian tour order of merit is Jyoti Randhawa.

Apart from playing, various international sporting events have also been hosted or co-hosted by India. Cricket World Cup, Common Wealth Games, Hockey World Cup, Asian Games and Delhi Half Marathon are some of the recently held sporting events in India. The most recent event, the Formula One car race was also hosted in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. To buy content on the related topic you can contact the reputed media houses.

Sports are an integral part of India and on many occasions these sports and sports persons have made India proud. This is the reason that the Government of India is thinking to allow the sports persons to receive the prestigious and highest civilian award of India i.e. ‘Bharat Ratna’.

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