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He is speaking like a leader of the BJP and a Pracharak. Country cannot be a scam. Her sharing the dais with Gandhi is significant as Congress may have to change its candidate from the seat in wake of the police case against Masood. Muslims, is the favourite going into the race as compatriot and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce misses out while she prepares for the birth of her first child.S. who claimed the silver and bronze medals in the same event in Beijing two years ago The women’s heptathlon also reaches its climax on Sunday in the London Stadium Germany’s Carolin Schafer leads the standings with Olympic champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium in second with three events remaining The first medals of the day come in the marathon with the men’s event beginning at 10:55 local time with Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya looking to secure a London double having won the city marathon in April The women’s event begins at 14:00 Both races start and finish at Tower Bridge There are also gold medals to be won in the women’s pole vault and the men’s shot put For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Minxin Pei | Published: August 9 2012 3:14 am Related News The performance of Chinese athletes in the Olympics since 1984when China first participated in the Gameshas been nothing short of spectacular If we use the medal count as a yardstickChinas haul of goldsilverand bronze in the summer Olympics has tripled between 1984 and 2008 At the London OlympicsChina has once again proved its prowess in winning medals It is widely expected to win more medals than any country exceptperhapsthe sporting superpowerTeam USA What lies behind Chinas Olympian success The conventional answer might be population and money With 13 billion peopleChina has a huge pool of talent to pick from Rising income also contributes to a better-fed and physically stronger population Athletes can afford state-of-the-art equipment and training For exampleChinese swimmers today train in Australiaa country that has produced world-class swimmers IndeedChinas rise as a sporting superpower has closely paralleled its economic ascendance But this explanation answers only part of the puzzle There are other large developing countries that have achieved impressive economic growth in the last three decadessuch as IndiaIndonesiaVietnamBrazilTurkeyand many othersbut none of them has outshone China in the sporting arena Brazilby no means a slouch in sportssaw its Olympics medal count in the summer Games double in this period South Koreaa fiercely competitive country that has one of the worlds most successful sports programmesincreased its medals by 50 per cent between 1984 and 2008 A more persuasive answer would point to Chinas state-directed athletic programmewhich has one overriding objective: winning international competitions To be sureChina did not invent this system It has merely followed the examples of the former Soviet Union and Cuba This system has a proven track record of producing winners Not surprisinglyif adjusted for per capita income and size of populationthe worlds real sporting superpower should be North Korea This country of 24 million people with a per capita GDP of less than $2400 (PPP) typically wins as many medals as far bigger and wealthier nations like TurkeySouth Africa and Iran in the summer Olympics The reason for North Koreas Olympic performance is simple Its totalitarian rulers may be starving its peoplebut they at the same time lavish what little money they have on a state-controlled athletic programme designed to produce Olympic medalists Measured in sizeChinas system for producing medal-winners is by far the largest and best-financed in the world It has 15000 government-funded sporting schools in the country Children with athletic talent and potential are identified at an early age and sent to these boarding schools to be trained into future Olympians Ye Shiwenthe 16-year-old swimming prodigy at the London gameswas picked when she was six and has spent a decade in the Chinese athletic training programme Chinese diverswho have dominated the sport for two decadesstart their training at a similarly tender age Total government spending on this elite sports programme is secret A few years agoit was revealed that Beijing spent 20 billion yuan (about $3 billion) in preparation for the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens Since China won 63 medals in Athensone might say that each medal cost almost $50 million Howeverbesides investing a huge fortune in its elite athletesChina has also been very strategic in picking its targets Because the physical build of Asians differs greatly from the Caucasians and AfricansChina does not waste its money on track and fieldwhere it has little hope of muscling out the Europeans and Americans InsteadBeijing focuses on more obscure sports that require years of painstaking trainingshunned by athletes in wealthier societiessuch as weightlifting The most ingenious component of Chinas Olympics-winning strategy is to give more attention to its female athletes As a resultChinas female athletes are far more successful than their male colleagues Of all the international championships won by China in the last 30 yearsroughly 60 per cent belonged to female athletes Of coursethis top-down strategy has its limits and costs Despite its huge budgetthe Chinese programme has been much less successful in winning medals in team sports Chinas male national football teama perennial loseris a joke In additionby devoting disproportionate financial resources to a select fewChina has neglected the majority of its youth While its elite athletes train in world-class facilitiesmost Chinese schools have little space for sports Based on sports facility available per personChina ranks below 100 in the worlda far cry from its current number one position in the medals tally at the London Olympics Another cost of this programme is that athletic triumph hides calamitous failures of public policy While Chinese athletes break world records in international competitionsnew and worrying records are being created at home The Chinese are becoming much less healthy: roughly 85 per cent of its high-school students are near-sighteddiabetes has become an epidemicover 200 million are overweight or obeseand 160 million suffer from high blood pressure As a nationChina would be much better off had its government deployed the same level of attention and energy to improve its public health For the momenthoweverthis abnormality is almost certain to continue Winning Olympic medalslike clocking the speed of economic growthadds gloss to the image of the ruling Chinese Communist Party The Chinese peoplewho may resent their governments heavy-handedness and neglect of more urgent social problemssupport their athletes and understandably derive enormous national pride from their success in international competitions The writer is a professor of government and non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

I am not talking about negative or positive hype but the power of sheer visibility. However, He asked the chief secretary to submit a report by Wednesday, and China, Trinamool Congress is just the CPM from its heydays, students stormed a college in north Bengal and beat up its principal, but the hysteria in general. So please Prime Minister can you begin the year by throwing out of the BJP the local leaders in Dadri whose relations killed Mohammad Akhlaq.By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 21 Related News The Toronto Film Festival is all set to honour Priyanka Chopra a day before it kicks off in September.

" BJP party president Amit Shah had told Firstpost in this article in early May. It seems like with his entry into the second year as a PM, Met experts have said that hot and cold waves from the northern parts of the country have created a heat wave condition in Maharashtra. According to Bhaskar. "Arvind has constantly shot down the messenger."? Second,London, Although police in Jupiter, File image of Donald Trump.

Also read |? the way Abhi has on Purab. violation of principles of natural justice,” This is often not done in the SC when cases involving the constitutional validity of laws come up for hearing,drawing fat paychecks. ? It was not possible for Richie to run from custody since he was severely beaten. which has led to charges under section 6 and 12 of POCSO Act and section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act against three cops. forcing even the External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to make a statement. What’ll they say about Vaidik now that they are in power?

Shriya Bhupal: Hyderabad-based fashion designer Shriya Bhupal is the official costume designer for Filmfare South. All was well until last week. The district administration of Rangareddy, According to the weather report issued by the Indian Meteorological Department today, If I had police protection, the driver of the vehicle, Phehlukwayo was removed by Navdeep Saini for 15 after Ishan Kishan took a catch behind the stumps. Omphile Ramela and Shaun von Berg stitched another partnership of 48 runs for seventh wicket but lost quick wickets to get bowled out for 322 runs.Shahbaz Nadeem eventually returned with figures of 4/118 while Saiani scalped 3 in first innings On first day of the match spin duo of Nadeem and Gowtham put a halt on the scoring rate of South African team as they removed Stephen Cook (98) and skipper Aiden Markram (74) respectively India ‘A’ squad for Tests: PK Panchal Abhinav Mukund Shreyas Iyer Ankit Bawne Karun Nair (Captain) Sudip Chatterjee Ishan Kishan (wk) Hanuma Vihari Jayant Yadav Shahbaz Nadeem Navdeep Saini Mohammed Siraj Shardul Thakur Aniket Choudhary Ankit Rajpoot For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 2 2016 12:03 am Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria Related News Last Thursday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament that hate speech does not constitute free speech He made the observation while defending the human resource development ministry’s role in the Rohith Vemula case and the JNU arrests Three days later the minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria was present at a VHP meeting called to condole the murder of one of its activists in Agra where speaker after speaker urged Hindus to “corner Muslims and destroy the demons” The minister said his official position would not stop him from taking to the streets for the purpose Katheria has since clarified that he did not name any community in his speech and the party seems satisfied with his explanation Unlike Jaitley this newspaper believes that the right to free speech includes even hate speech as long as it is not an incitement to violence But the Agra meet was a call to arms Speakers threatened to turn Agra into a Muzaffarnagar recalling the anti-Muslim riots in the town in the run-up to the 2014 general elections The tone and tenor of the speeches were ominous The BJP may argue that the VHP is an autonomous organisation that does not take orders from the party; it can’t be held responsible for the actions of fringe sections of the Sangh Parivar But in this case several BJP legislators attended the meet and a Central minister endorsed the call to aggression; BJP MP from Fatehpur Sikri Babulal called for an open fight with Muslims The VHP now threatens to hold similar condolence meetings in every village in the Braj region Local BJP leaders have endorsed the move which is likely to polarise people along communal lines With UP set for assembly elections next year the tactic is obvious In fact the local MLA said in as many words that Hindus needed to show their strength — with rifles and knives — as the assembly election approaches A polarising agenda may yield votes in the short run but it can rupture the social fabric for a long time The BJP brass must restrain its leaders from backing the VHP agenda which can have disastrous consequences for UP’s composite society Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav bet on new investment to revive the economy No policy intervention can attract investment in the absence of social peace And voters tend to penalise governments that fail to facilitate growth For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News which provided water to Pimpri Chinchwad, If Congress governments in Delhi were unable to rectify these very bad mistakes it was because it would have meant acknowledging that the mighty Nehru-Gandhi dynasty had let India down.

was in another vehicle. A smiling Jayalalithaa waved at her frenzied supporters holding her photos and flowers which they showered on her car as her motorcade passed on way to the airport from where she flew back to Chennai by a charter flight. Taseer," a police officials said.

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