In den rauhen Bergen Indiens finden Bergsteiger ihr Paradies. Obwohl in Indien die mit Abstand beliebtesten Sportarten Hockey und Kricket sind, so gibt es noch. Der indische Sportmarkt boomt. Im Januar nahmen an der Auflage des Mumbai-Marathons mehr als Sportler teil, wodurch ein neuer. Kabaddi. Obwohl Kabaddi vor allem ein indisches Spiel ist, kennen nicht viele die Herkunft des Spieles. Das Spiel ist Jahre alt und ein Team Sport.
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Since its inception, AAI has been promoting an organisation for the sport. India has been producing some world class players who are the medal hopefuls in international events of archery.
Volleyball is a popular recreation sport played all over India, both in rural and urban areas. India is ranked fifth in Asia, and 27th in the world.
In the youth and junior levels, India came in second in the World Youth Championships. The Indian senior men's team is ranked 46th in the world.
A major problem for the sport is the lack of sponsors. Handball is a popular sport in India, played at the local level, but hasn't yet made an impact at the domestic level.
India's handball team began on 27 April , although it hasn't yet made an impact on the world stage, at the international level or the World Cup.
The Handball Federation of India manages handball in India. Taekwondo in India is administered by the India Taekwondo which was constituted in July consting of a five-member ad-hoc committee with Namdev Shirgaonkar as chairman with a mandate to carry out the election procedures within a stipulated time-frame.
Rugby union is a minor, but fast-growing, sport in India. Some Indian sporting clubs are beginning to embrace the game, and it is the second-most popular winter sport after football in India, [ citation needed ] which itself trails in popularity after cricket and field hockey.
The history of cycling in India dates back to , and the Cycling Federation of India governs the sport. Though cycling is unknown as a professional sport in India, it is popular as a common recreational sport and a way to keep fit.
Mountain biking is becoming a popular sport in India. Last year [ when? The second edition saw 48 professional participants from around the globe.
The Tour of Nilgiris is a major non-competitive and non-commercial touring event in South Asia that covers 1, kilometres in under 10 days. It soon grew into something a lot more, with an eclectic riding community in wanting to take part in.
The community soon got together, chalked out plans, figured out a route and realised they would need a framework to support such a large group of people, got sponsors on board to mitigate costs as well as popularise the Tour and the Cause of popularising Cycling as a viable and sustainable means of travel.
It has grown in size, stature and visibility. From 40 riders in the first edition, it has grown to cyclists in The tour has grown bigger and the routes tougher, allowing cyclists to test their endurance, enjoy the biodiversity of the Nilgiris covering the southern states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
For the racing aficionados, there are racing segments on the tour with colour coded jerseys, recognition and prizes. TfN as it is lovingly called is pushing cycling to new frontiers with more and more interested cyclists, applying for the tour.
India has a wide following in various equestrian sports , including show jumping , eventing , dressage , endurance riding and tent pegging.
Supported by the Equestrian Federation of India, eventing is the most popular of the five, with teams representing the country at most Asian Games , winning a bronze medal in the and games.
India has been represented at the Olympics twice, by Wing Commander I. Lamba, and Imtiaz Anees. Indian flat water kayakers are an emerging powerhouse on the Asian circuit.
Outside of professional flat water kayaking , there is very limited recreational kayaking. The potential to generate interest in flat water kayaking is held by leisure resorts located near the sea or other water bodies.
Indian tourists tend to consider kayaking a one-time activity, rather than a sport to be pursued. Enthusiasts of whitewater kayaking are concentrated in the north towards the Himalayas , with some in the south in Bangalore in Karnataka.
Most of these enthusiasts are or were whitewater raft guides who took to the sport of whitewater kayaking. Many of them have notched first descents similar to climbing ascents on rivers in India and Nepal.
Based out of Bangalore, they explore rivers around Western Ghats. Whitewater kayaking in India allows for exploration of places where, literally, no human has been before.
Gear availability is a problem that plagues kayakers. While the global designs for whitewater boats and paddles change annually, Indian kayakers have to pay high fees if they want to import any kind of gear, or they have to buy used gear in Nepal.
More often than not, one will see Indian kayaking guides riding down the river in a Perception Amp, Piroutte or Dancer designs, while the kayakers from abroad ride the river in their new design, planing hull, centred-volume kayaks from Riot, Pyranha, or Wave Sport.
India is unfortunately not affluent in the field of athletics and track events. There are very few athletes who won any medal in any global or major events.
But the scenario is changing in the 20th century, when people started taking interest in athletics and facility are providing to improve the meager situation of athletics.
Anju Bobby George made history when she won the bronze medal in Women's long jump at the World Championships in Athletics in Paris.
With this achievement, she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics jumping 6. Till Milkha Singh was the only athlete to win an individual gold medal at a Commonwealth Games but at Commonwealth Games , Krishna Punia created history by winning the Women's discus throw gold medal for India after 52 years and as first woman to win a gold in athletics at Commonwealth Games.
Later Neeraj went on to win the Men's javelin throw gold at Commonwealth Games. Performances at Olympics Games are not satisfactory, till now no Indian athlete won any medal at the Olympics.
At Summer Olympics Lalita Babar becomes the first Indian athlete since to reach Olympics finale in the event of Women's metres steeplechase ,  before her, P.
Usha reach the finale of Women's metres hurdles at Summer Olympics. Usha won multiple gold medals in different editions of Asian Games and Asian Athletics Championships.
Lavy Pinto was the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Asian Games which he won in the first Asian Games held at New Delhi in in and meter categories.
Kamaljeet Sandhu was the first Indian female athlete to win individual gold medal at any Asian games by winning m track event at Asian Games. Anu Vaidyanathan , an Indian triathlete , is the first Asian to compete in Ultraman.
Gymnastics came of age in India, when at the Commonwealth Games , Ashish Kumar won the first-ever medal in gymnastics for India, a bronze.
Her second vault, the most difficult vault with a D-score of 7, the Produnova vault, named after famous Yelena Produnova of Russia, also known as the vault of death due to its difficulty and likelihood of injury, which she executed with a score of In October , Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for a final stage at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Later in when she qualified for Rio Olympics , she became first Indian gymnast to do so and also hours after her qualification at Gymnastics Olympic Test Event she clinched gold medal in Women's vault event stunning Oksana Chusovitina with her prudunova again who came second to her.
After a long break due to injury when she ran for vaults and landed with a gold at World Challenge Cup series. India has been a force in world billiards competitions.
Champions including Wilson Jones , Michael Ferreira , Geet Sethi and now the domination of Pankaj Advani have underlined the powerhouse status of the country.
The Snooker Federation of India, the apex body, plays a proactive role in popularising the game. Many efforts have been made by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India in the recent past to enhance the popularity of the game in the country.
Several training camps for developing budding talent and providing them with regional and state sponsorship have been organised by the Billiards and Snooker Federation in various parts of the country.
Chess has risen in popularity in India over the last few decades, primarily due to its star player Viswanathan Anand. He is a multiple World Champion.
The game originated from India as a successor to Chaturanga or Shatranj. Cricket has a long history in India, having been introduced in the country during the British rule.
It is by far the most popular sport in India. Its development has been closely tied in with the history of the country, mirroring many of the political and cultural developments around issues such as caste , gender , religion, and nationality.
The Indian national cricket team played its first official match a Test in against England, and the team's performance since then has generally been mixed, sometimes enjoying stupendous success and sometimes suffering outright failure.
The highest profile rival of the Indian cricket team is the Pakistani cricket team , though, in recent times, it has gained other rivals, including Australia , South Africa and England.
Although cricket is the most popular sport in India, it is not the nation's official national sport as India does not have a national sport.
Today, BCCI is the richest sporting body in the world. It had also held the position of the top team in Tests. This parallels the global situation in cricket, where the international game is more widely followed than the domestic game in all major cricketing countries.
Kabaddi is a popular national sport and the second most popular sport in India, played mainly among people in villages.
It is regarded as a team-contact sport and as a recreational form of combat training. Two teams occupy opposite halves of a small field and take turns sending a raider into the other half to win points by tagging and wrestling members of the opposing team.
The raider then attempts to return to his own half while holding his breath and chanting "kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi" during the whole raid. India has won gold in all the Asian Games in kabaddi excepting Asian Games where they got bronze.
India won the Kabaddi World Championship in , beating Iran 29— Motorsport is a popular spectator sport in India, although there are relatively few competitors compared to other sports, due to the high costs of competing.
Karivardhan , spearheaded motor racing , making Coimbatore the country's motor racing hub when he designed and built entry level race cars.
Karun Chandhok participated in Friday's [ when? The event brought wide media attention especially after one of the team took the color and the name of Andhra Pradesh Capital, making it the first Indian branded team in the history of F1H2O.
Korfball , a mixed-gender ball sport , with similarities to netball and basketball, is played by over 50 countries in the world.
It is not as popular in India as other sports, but is still played by a significant number of people. India came in third place twice and  in the Asia-Oceania Korfball Championships.
Indian Team under Indian Olympic Association participated in Asian Martial Arts Games where Laxmi Tyagi won a gold medal and three others bagged bronze medals  [ circular reference ].
Floorball , an indoor team sport, a type of floor hockey , is gaining popularity in India. The Floorball Federation of India was started in and, since then, it has expanded rapidly.
There have been four national floorball championships held, with Uttar Pradesh becoming the champions. Women's floorball has also expanded, and Mumbai is the first national floorball champion of India.
India is a provisional member of the International Floorball Federation. India has participated in many international friendlies and steps are being taken to make India an ordinary member of floorball.
Netball , derived from early versions of basketball, is a popular sport in India, especially among Indian women.
India's national team is ranked 25th in the world and has played only a few matches. The team has failed to qualify for any of the World Netball Championships.
They played 18 matches in total. However, the Indian team failed to win a medal. Throwball , a non-contact competitive ball sport played across a net between two teams of nine players on a rectangular court, is gaining popularity in India.
Indian authorities of the game were instrumental in organising an Asian-level and, later, a world-level association for the sport.
The sport is also slowly gaining in popularity in other countries including France, Australia, Brazil , Canada, and the United Kingdom.
India's junior throwball team visited Sri Lanka in Vijay Dahiya from Haryana was captain of the team.
The Indian team won the test series. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in India, introduced in It is now being played by schools in Shillong , Meghalaya, while being mostly unknown in the rest of the country.
Their first league play was to commence in , and feature teams from eight different Indian cities.
India is considered the cradle of modern polo. Babur , the founder of the Mughal Empire in the 15th century, firmly established its popularity.
The period between the decline of the Mughal dynasty and the upsurgence of the British Imperial rule, polo almost vanished from mainland India.
Fortunately, the game survived in a few remote mountainous enclaves of the subcontinent , notably Gilgit , Chitral , Ladakh , and Manipur.
In India, the popularity of polo has waned and risen many times. However, it has never lost its regal status. In the last few decades, the emergence of privately owned teams has ensured a renaissance in Indian polo.
Today, polo is not just restricted to the royalty and the Indian Army. Baseball has recently begun to show up in India. Softball is played in school and at the university level.
A talent hunt-style competition conducted by Major League Baseball to find baseball talent in India found the teenagers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel , who were taken to the US and received professional coaching.
Rinku Singh played for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League for the competition's inaugural —11 season.
Rock climbing has been around in India for a long time. Presumably, the mountaineers headed for Himalayan ascents had to train somewhere, and would have imparted some of the initial technical climbing culture.
Documented evidence of rock climbing is associated with bouldering and climbing around Bangalore's famous Ramanagara crags and Turahalli boulders, around Western Ghats closer to Mumbai and Pune.
The Deccan Plateau and south of the Vindhya Range are considered the prime locations for rock climbing in India.
There is an established climbing tradition associated with Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore. For example, Hampi is considered the bouldering capital of India.
Climbers congregate here during New Year's Eve and climb through the weeks preceding and after. Badami is popular for its free and sport routes numbering over Sepak takraw , though not very well known in India, was a demonstration sport at the Delhi Asian Games in The game is very popular in the northeastern state of Manipur, and some of the best players came from there.
In the 22nd King's Cup International Sepak Takraw Tournament held in Bangkok , the India men's team lost in the semi-finals and claimed bronze in the team event.
In the doubles event, the women's team lost in the semi-finals, but earned bronze medals. On 21 August , at the Asian Games , the national men's team won a bronze after losing 2—0 to Thailand.
It was Indian's first medal in Sepak takraw in Asian games. Winter sports are common in India in the Himalayan areas. Skiing tournaments take place every winter in Gulmarg , and Manali.
Winter sports are generally more common in the northern states and territories of Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh , Uttarakhand , Sikkim , and Arunachal Pradesh.
Skiing, snow rugby , snow cycling, and snow football are some of the common winter sports played in India. Skiing is more popular, although India has taken part in luge in Winter Olympics since He is the Asian speed record holder at Luge is practised in a big way by the mountain residents in an improvised form called "reri".
India has a national bandy team. The Bandy Federation of India governs bandy in India. Its headquarters are in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.
Bandy , a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal, is generally played in northern India, where there is snow and ice.
India is one of seven countries in Asia and out of a total of 28 to be a member of Federation of International Bandy.
Ice hockey is played in the colder parts of India, including Kashmir, Ladakh, and parts of Himachal Pradesh. Seval Sandai or Seval Porr cockfighting is a popular rural sport.
Three or four-inch blades are attached to the cocks' feet and the winner is decided after three or four rounds of no-holds-barred fighting.
The sport involves major gambling in recent times. Lagoori is played by children of all ages throughout India. In this there are usually 12 players, 6 in each time.
A ball and 9 flat rocks are need to play this game. The rocks are pilled in the center on top of each other from the largest to the smallest flat rock.
Then the ball is used to hit the pile by each team separately. The team which hits the pile first and manages topple the pile of rocks gets the chance to hold the ball and hit the player of opposite team with that ball.
The task of the opposite team is to re-arrange the pile of rock without getting hit by the ball. Whichever players get hit by the ball is out and the task is taken further by remaining player of his team.
If the team with the ball succeeds to out all the players before they could re-arrange the pile they win.
If the team manages to re-arrange the pile then the team with the ball loses. Jallikattu is a popular bull-taming sport practiced particularly during Pongal festival.
Jallikattu was a popular sport since the Tamil classical period. Gilli-danda or Karra billa is a sport played by using one small stick gilli and a large stick danda like cricket , with the ball replaced by gilli.
Kancha is played by using marbles. Marbles are glass balls which are very popular among children. It is popular in small Indian cities and villages, among small boys only as a gully sport.
It is rarely played by girls. The participant has to hit the marble kept in a circle. If he hits the target properly, he wins.
The winner gets the kancha of the other participant boys. Kite -flying is pursued by many people in India, in cities as well as villages.
The festival of Makar Sankranti features kite-flying competitions. It is festival which is a passion among Indians. India has many traditional regional forms of martial arts such as lathi khela , sqay , kalari , kushti , thang-ta and silambam.
Kho kho is a tag sport played by teams of twelve players who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team, only nine players of the team enter the field.
Uriyadi involves smashing a small earthen pot with a long stick, usually with a cloth wrapped around the eyes to prevent the participants from seeing the pot.
Indoor games include Pallanguzhi involving beads, Bambaram involving the spinning of a top, Dhayakattai which is a modified dice game, Aadu puli attam , Nungu vandi and Seechangal.
Local sporting events broadcasting is in a stagnant stage in India due to the mandatory sharing of sporting events of live feed and rights made by ordnance in favour of Prasar Bharathi.
Thus, all sports broadcasters playout from outside the country, which only allows the capability to produce international events and fades the production, distribution, invention of the new local field of sporting events.
Green background for the major IPL-Style sports leagues. Blue background for the major sports leagues. Additionally, there are some colleges and universities dedicated entirely to sports.
Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow With its list of notable alumni, this residential sports college is deemed one of the best in the country.
Located in Guramba, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, this college trains its students in football, hockey, athletics, badminton, swimming, and kabaddi.
Housed in Old Motion Bagh Palace, this institute spreads over acres and offers facilities for many sports including wrestling, judo, golf, archery, wushu and football.
Facilities for physical education , sports, and teacher-training are offered in the college. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences Located in Vikaspuri, New Delhi, this institute is under the University of Delhi and offers all categories of teacher training courses in physical education.
The college was instituted in memory of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi and an equestrian statue of Rani of Jhansi adorns the campus.
Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida Affiliated to the Amity University, this college offers courses for teacher trainees in physical education.
The students are chosen through an entrance test which involves a written test, fitness tests and an interview.
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Main article: Field hockey in India. Main article: Football in India. Main article: Tennis in India. Though cricket might dominate headlines for the clamor it creates in India, there are a number of other sports which have a decent following amongst many demographics in India.
List of sports in India rated by popularity will be displayed below. Top 10 popular sports in India are-. The popularity of cricket in India is unparalleled compared to interest generated by a particular sport in any other country.
Brazil and Argentina do come close in terms of a similar obsession with football, but the sheer number of cricket followers in India tilts the balance eastwards.
India has won two Cricket World Cups, the first one back in and the latter in The reasons behind the sustained popularity of cricket are many.
From the World Cup in to the Champions Trophy in , India has remained in contention for the top prize in international cricket.
The popularity of cricket and cricketers is also attributed to the mega endorsement deals cricketers tend to land regularly. In a country obsessed with fame and exclusivity, cricketers are amongst the most revered personalities in the country.
With a new generation of cricketers being led by Virat Kohli, one can expect many good things from the current crop of Indian players in the future.
The most popular sport in India is expected to be cricket for the foreseeable future considering the regular inflow of talent with every passing generation.
The most popular sport in the world, football remains an enigma in India. The Indian football team is currently ranked in the world.
Considering the population of India and the demographics of some of the other countries who have qualified for the World Cup in the past few years, the failure to qualify even once can be called a monumental failure on a professional and institutional level.
The popularity of football in India remains stoked by the sizable following of European football in urban centers of the country.
The Premier League is one of the most watched sports leagues in India. To encourage a culture of football in the subcontinent and India in particular, many top European clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea have dedicated fan groups in which are connected with supporters across the world.
These efforts made by European footballing bodies have created a whole generation of young Indians who follow and support top clubs based in England, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
The tournament recorded a viewership of nearly million during its first season in While different sports in India like badminton and hockey would have nabbed the third spot a few years back, kabaddi has returned to the center stage of Indian sports.
Amongst the traditional Indian sports, kabaddi has returned to the mainstream with the unforeseen rise of the Pro-Kabaddi League held annually across various cities in India.
Having established a strong viewer base and a set of willing sponsors, kabaddi is uniquely positioned to gain viewership in rural areas due to its obvious popularity there and establishing new viewers who slowly learning more about the sport.
India and Iran are the two top kabaddi playing nations in the world at the moment. India has won all the Kabaddi World Cups until Kabaddi is expected to rise tremendously in popularity in the coming few years.
Though badminton had always been a sport of great interest amongst the general public, success on the international stage had been less forthcoming.
This trend has changed as a crop of Indian players have made a name for themselves and India on the international stage. After establishing herself across various tournaments, Saina Nehwal etched her name in history books at the London Olympics in by picking up a bronze medal.
India has become a powerhouse in badminton, taking home medals in each of the past two Olympic Games. The latter won a silver medal in the Rio Games in Besides picking up medals at the Olympics, there have been other shutters who have brought him top honors such as K Srikant, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa and yesteryear legends in Prakash Padukone and Pulella Gopichand.
The league generated a fair amount of viewership down to its fast-paced format and presence of top rated Indian players. With the next Olympics in two years time, expect Indian badminton players to make a major bid for the top prize.
The national sport of India, hockey is still trying to find a way back to the golden years when it brought back gold medals from every passing Olympic Games.
Led by Dhyan Chand, India dominated the hockey world with over eight Olympic gold medals. The change of rules which included the introduction of an artificial playing turf became a bane for Indian players used to playing on regular grass tops.
To compound to this problem, incessant infighting in the hockey federation led to the gradual decline of Indian hockey as other nations like Australia, Netherlands and Germany caught up to the Indian dominance.
The decline of hockey has since been apparent. While there are certain blips when the hockey scene does show signs of revival, the overwhelming systemic problems tend to bog the sport down every time.
Like many other sports in India, hockey too has its own league based on the IPL model. Indian Hockey still searches for the right ingredients to kick relive the golden period it enjoyed in the previous century.
The tournament was recognized by the Federation of International Hockey FIH and granted a day window to allow top players from all nations to participate.
One of the most popular sports in the world, tennis has a keen following in India. Indian tennis will face a litmus test in the coming years with the impending retirement of Paes.
With Bhupathi having retired a few years back and Paes aging with every passing season, the Indian tennis scene faces a shortage of experienced talents.
Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza remain the only two experienced professionals on the ATP circuit representing India with Somdev Devvarman having retired a few months back.
The league was a moderate success as it depended on the appearance of tennis stars such as Roger Federer and Pete Sampras for viewership.
The Singapore Slammers are the most successful team in the league having won the title twice. Like kabaddi, wrestling has a striking undercurrent of rural India to it.
Wrestling has brought India a number of medals from many major tournaments. Wrestling with Indians is synonymous with the akhadda-style sport.
Though professional wrestling differs greatly from the traditional Indian style of wrestling, the fundamentals of the sport remain the same. Indian grapplers have recently made a strong impression on the international stage with at least a medal at every Olympics since the Beijing Games.
Sushil is not the only one, with a sizable number of grapplers having won medals at international tournaments. Wrestling has gained even more popularity with the success of box-office hits like Sultan and Dangal.
The latter was based on the real-life story of women wrestler Geeta Phogat and her journey to winning a gold medal at a major international event.
Movies such as these play a crucial role in educating the general public about sports they have little knowledge about. Though surpassing the popularity of cricket may seem far-fetched, creating a sports culture in the country is crucial for future success at major tournaments.
India has a strong core group of medal hopefuls in the boxing contingent.