Buying Olympic Medals

Buying Olympic medals seems to be a very weird statement and one would think, “how it is even possible” as to win medals a country must have  proper infrastructure, planning , hardworking athletes but GULF countries doesn’t seems of doing this .

Gulf countries mostly Qatar and Bahrain are using their wealth to attract athletes from other countries  mainly East-African nations to win medals for them  .

This is how Bahrain is progressing and let us take a brief note on the birth places of Athletes :

BAHRAIN’S MEDAL HISTORY

        Year        Name           Event          Medal    Birth Country
        2008    Rashid Ramzi     1500 meters           Gold      MOROCCO
        2012    Maryam Yusuf     1500 meters         Bronze       ETHOPIA
        2016      Ruth Jebet     Steeplechase           Gold          KENYA
        2016   Eunice Jepkirui       Marathon           Silver          KENYA

 

None of the medal winner belongs to Bahrain & this shows how these rich countries are getting  successful in attracting these athletes to play for them .

Buying Olympic Medals

Bahrain 2016 Olympics was quite remarkable with 1 Gold & 1 silver , way much better then India  but wait , were the athletes born in Bahrain ?

No , The both athletes  are from Kenya  &  do the training in kenya  only but when the money matters Bahrain comes first .

There is no doubt that these rich countries  want to rule the world in Sporting context too , but attracting players from different countries by offering them more money is like importing “Talent”

. ”WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T BUY TALENT AND HARDWORK , HAVE SOME MONEY AND YOU CAN IMPORT IT TOO “

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