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Sports in India
Transcript of Sports in India
Ultimately- "devotion to God and Country" 
Pride and honor
Level playing field
2. Football (soccer)
3. Field Hockey
5. Horse Racing
Sports & Religion
SPORTS IN INDIA
Moral and behavioral code
British gave India it's first official "organized sport"
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"India Clubs"-associated with muscular Christianity
More flexible form
Original meaning & significance removed
‘Jana Gana Mana’-Indian anthem
2014 Sochi Winter Games
Alliances and Friendships
Watershed of colonialism
Discipline, character, teamwork
India as next Olympic Host? 2024 bid
"If India can
host the Olympics
, it will help
change the social atmosphere
towards sport in India. In the United States, there is fierce competition across various sports at the college level. Budding players from across the globe come to study in American universities to improve their sporting caliber. An event like
the Olympics in India is the push that sport in the country needs
Religious ceremonies --> match rituals
1. Space-stadium & church
2. Spectators' organization-power
3. Temporal and rhythmic affinities
Calendars & times
4. Ceremonial role distribution-
Fans-clothes, ritual acts
5. Organizational framework-local to global
6. Order of game rituals
7. Communion of minds
Games -->religious ceremonies- life & death
Puritan and Protestant values