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  With over a billion people around we have very few international stars in the Sports Arena. ThisismyIndia.com aims at bringing sports closer to the people by introducing various sports activities with details on how to pursue a career in sports.

History of Indian sports

   India - known for its fanaticism for cricket and hockey; started its sports odyssey long back during the great Vedic Era of India. Initially, the development of sports (games) in India gathered momentum after its important role, in maintaining the physical health, was coined by the people of India. Hunting, swimming, boating, archery, horse riding, wrestling and fishing mark the stage of infancy of Indian Sports (Games). Then came the Martial Arts which was also a strong way of self defence apart from a vigorous physical exercise. sports

   In India, sports (games) is seen as 'a way of realizing the body potential to its fullest'; also known as "Dehvada" in ancient India. The philosophical foundation of the sports (games) in India lies in the history of India dating back to Vedic Era in which the Atharva Veda said: ," Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left". These words in the traditional mantra hold the same spirit as that of the Olympic oath that implies: ".......For the Honour of my Country and the Glory of Sport." The history of India also beckons of an interesting link between Greece (The Motherland of Sports in the world) and India which dates back to 975 B.C. when both the nations pioneered in the sports (games) like chariot racing and wrestling.

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   The golden history of sports in India is also evident in the immortal Indian epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Whereas during the period of Ramayana; hunting, archery, horse riding, swimming were the royal games; Mahabharata made a mark in the sports like dicing, gymnastics, wrestling, chess (Shatranj) and gulli danda. Puranas mention about the threatening game of rope fighting. The archeological excavations of Harappa and Mohanjodaro along with the religious manuscripts like Puranas and Vedas are the standing testimonials of this glorious history of Indian sports.

   The historians believe that many sports (games) like hockey, archery, wrestling and chess originated in India, which are synonymous to strength and speed nowadays. Kho-Kho In the late Vedic Era, besides sports; the Yoga and Meditation, the inevitable parts of the toughest "Yogashastra" made India, acquire the seat of spiritualism, all over the world. This dignified discipline of Indian Sports finds its place in Bhagwat Gita too.

   Today sports in India have achieved a zenith in terms of popularity and as a career option. Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAF Games, Wimbledon and many other world sports tournaments see Indians as one of the most leading sports participants in the world. From Tendulkar, Paes, Bhupathi, Anand, Geet Sethi, Karthikeyan to Sania Mirza lead the present sports generation of India. Cricket, Hockey, Football, Weightlifting, Snooker, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Archery are the sports of India that have been deep seated into an Indian psyche, whether of a sports person or a sports lover. Not only physical strength, power and satisfaction but also a strong alternative of recreation; sports in India have paved a long way towards the road of success and have made themselves a hallmark in the world of sports.

Latest Sports News

Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:36 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. View More..

ISL: ATK taste first victory, beat Mumbai City

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:34 pm
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Defending champions ATK tasted their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday. View More..

Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:08 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. View More..

My twin strike changed match's momentum, says Kuldeep

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:02 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. View More..

Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   9:42 pm
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday. View More..

India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   9:10 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. View More..

Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   8:56 pm
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here. View More..

ISL: Ganesh's late winner helps Chennaiyin FC defeat Bengaluru

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   8:24 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) Dhanpal Ganeshs dramatic winner, with just two minutes remaining, helped Chennaiyin FC put it past hosts Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling (Lead, Correcting name)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   8:20 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. View More..

India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   8:14 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. View More..

I-League: Aizawl get ready for first northeastern derby (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:22 pm
Aizawl, Dec 17 (IANS) Aizawl FC's home fans will once again rally towards the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to cheer their home team as they prepare to face neighbours Shillong Lajong in an I-League clash here on Monday. View More..

I-League: High-flying Minerva aim to continue winning run against Arrows (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:18 pm
Ludhiana, Dec 17 (IANS) I-League table toppers Minerva Punjab FC will aim to continue their good run when they host Indian Arrows in their own backyard at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday. View More..

Rohana bags second title of PGTI golf season at Tata Open

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:14 pm
Jamshedpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan golfer Anura Rohana cruised to a four-shot victory as he returned a clinical final round of two-under 69 to total 19-under 265 at the Rs. 1 crore TATA Open here on Sunday. View More..

India shines at Asian wushu event

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:06 pm
Guangzhou (China), Dec 17 (IANS) India claimed five silver and as many bronze medals at the 1st Wushu Sanda Asian Cup which concluded here on Sunday. View More..

PGTI lifts cap on foreign golfers' participation

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has decided not to restrict the number of foreigners on the tour once they earn their cards through its Qualifying School, it was announced on Sunday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka 36/3 after skittling out Vidarbha for 185

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:52 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Pacer Abhimanyu Mithun bagged his third five-wicket haul of the Ranji Trophy campaign as Vidarbha collapsed for a paltry 185 before Karnataka were reduced to 36/3 at the end of the first day's play in their semi-final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. View More..

Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:28 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to competitive wrestling a memorable one, outclassing local favourite Johannes Petrus in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. View More..

Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:26 pm
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Sudip helps Bengal post 269/7 on Day 1

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:22 pm
Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) Batsman Sudip Chatterjee (83) scored a brilliant half-century to help Bengal post 269/7 in their first innings against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   5:48 pm
Perth, Dec 17 (IANS) England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test at the WACA Stadium here on Sunday, on the verge of defeat as they trail the hosts by 127 runs. View More..