Are they good in 'any' sports? They suck at everything they play.
What’s sad is that no South Asian country can produce a competitive football team. Bangladesh use to be football-focused before it was overtaken by cricket.
South Asia has never faired well in Olympics. The reason is lack of sports culture. Till recently parents would want their kids to just focus on studies and get a decent job. Sports was considered a diversion from the ultimate goal of landing a good job. It seems to be changing but would take decades. Other factors are poor nutrition, facilities, awareness etc.
Then comes role of sports governing bodies controlled by self serving politicians who just sit there and pass time and degrade it further. Even when sportsmen are made incharge of these bodies they also become politicians and get dirty.
Even in the sports that this region had a good grip have slipped out. Hockey and Squash are two examples that come to mind right away.
China too was in a similar state (not as bad though) but turned around its path by making sports a part of its culture. It was able to do that due to a different governance system that can’t be replicated in other countries that easily.
While trolling each other for bad genes and what not can continue in poor taste, the fact that this region has failed utterly on sports front is something that should make us all a little more humble. Ashamed would be a bit harsh but May also be apt here.
Much brouhaha is made about India's perforamce..at least India manages to win medals...But 160+ Million Bangladesh has failed to win a single medal in 50 years!!! Even Pakistan does better as Pakistan has won a medal merely 29 years back....Is it due to Bangladeshi genetics?
Bangladesh, with an approximate population of 170 million, is the most populous country in the world never to have won an Olympic medal
I'm loving this.
Carry on currycels.
What exactly is wrong with that picture?
Just two random, hard working guys posing for a pic.