It is heart wrenching to see that a large and important nation like ours is very much undeveloped in the sports field. India has no shortage of talent and skilled players, yet we fail to obtain the success we truly deserve. So when it comes to a country like India, landing on the moon seems to be an easy task, compared to winning an Olympic gold medal .The attitude of the citizens and the government are two different factors that hinder our progress in this field. In our country people think that, cricket is the only sports which is worth playing and playing any other games like football, short put, archery, shooting, judo and all other sports are frowned upon and only very few brave hearts venture into those unknown domains. Parents generally insist that children should put all their time in studies and pressurise their children to score high in competitive exams, so that they can join into a medical college and aspire to become a doctor or take up engineering from prestigious institutions, go ahead with their studies, pass with flying colours and go abroad or get jobs in government institutions. Children also work very hard, put in their best efforts and succeeded in their respective courses and fullfil their parent's dreams. Such a talented student can easily get a job in ISRO, get to be a part of various space missions and definitely land on the moon. Here the hard work and hurdles includes studying and clearing the competitive exams. The students compete with similar minded people from within our country and win with ease. However when one chooses sports, people view them as not so intelligent children who have chosen to play worthless sports only to escape from studies and have fun. Many parents discourage their children from entering sports and those who have finally land into the harsh field face different problems like lack of proper coaching, equipment, colleges, lack of financial support and various other discriminations apart from intense physical labor. It is said that the shine of a gem stone depends on the way it is polished, similarly though the people appearing for Olympics are talented, lack of proper training drags them into failures.