Luxury or necessity? -Rio Olympics

Is there something called too much appreciation? While it is lovely that Sindhu/Sakshi/… are getting the appreciation they deserve , the money isn’t equally distributed . To be frank I think it’s rather unfair!

As everyone is aware of the crores of rupees, flats , cars that are being given to Sindhu or Sakshi ,what about the other Olympic participants? There are many who narrowly missed the medal. There are many Olympic participants who desperately need the basic necessities  and not the luxuries.

Why not support the needy , rather than give away crores of rupees to someone who is financially sound enough or supported enough.  Yes, I feel it is unfair that while there are some who are struggling to even get proper shoes to train , BMW’s are being given away!

Manish Singh Rawat the racewalker who bagged 13th position in finals(which is as good as a gold medal ) , how many know about him?  He practiced in the foothills of Himalayas . Instead of the training shoes , he wore torn shoes .  If 1% of the money given away is given to him , it will make a huge difference in his life. To know more check this article.

While it’s a known fact that Jaisha didn’t even get the basic necessity water , this hype seems wrong to me ! The money should judiciously be used to provide these necessities in general and in specific to the financially deprived , to the athletes rather than shoot straight to the luxuries.

“If there is a way to calculate performance per investment , the toppers of those actually deserve to receive the give away money” – Knappily.  While I might seem to be against Sindhu or Sakshi , I am not. I just think the money will hold a greater value if given to those in dire need of it.

All in all, I am happy to see a lot of training and funding platforms being planned, to support the athletes and provide them the facilities they need to train and excel 🙂

Linking a few articles which explain the need to re-think this extravagant give away and come up with a better plan.



2 thoughts on “Luxury or necessity? -Rio Olympics

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  1. True. I agree with you. It is totally a waste to dump more money on the rich when some poor sprotsmen are being neglected because they hadn’t had the money to practice to win medals. If they are helped now, the mighy bring gold medals next time around,

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