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
|2008||Rashid Ramzi||1500 meters||Gold||MOROCCO|
|2012||Maryam Yusuf||1500 meters||Bronze||ETHOPIA|
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 .
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 “