News A gold in Hockey after a long time

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    So much for National Sport
    Source: Indian hockey team win gold at Incheon, qualify for Rio Olympics - The Hindu
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    According to the information provided in reply to a RTI, India has no National Sport and hockey is a 'de facto" national sport that was termed the "National Sport/Game" after India's six consecutive golds in the olympics and is a common misconception among the people including the NCERT, which mentions hockey to be the national sport incorrectly.

    Official national symbols can be found here: National Identity Elements of India: National Portal of India
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    For the sake of argument, we know it is De facto and not De jure national sports. Having said that it is a great sport and was considered the national sport and since it is the most common misconception among majority of Indian, it adds value to the fact that is indeed worthy of being called as such. This is like adopting an unwritten convention. It should be promoted and encouraged more by providing funding and public-private ventures.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    In that case, cricket without a doubt should be the national sport as cricket is synonymous with India world over.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Not world over: just in common wealth countries which care about Cricket. UK for example do not care much about cricket.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Chak De India!

    Man, really proud. Cricket should take a hike at times.
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