Sports have a long history in India, which was strongly influenced by the British presence in the country during the 18th and 19th centuries. Cricket is certainly the most popular sport in the country. Although many other sports are also popular in such a huge and populated country.
Modern games, however, have swept the Indian scene, with cricket being the most popular. The Asian Games (1951 and 1982), the Cricket World Cup (1987, 1996, and 2011), the Hockey World Cup, and the Commonwealth Games have all been held in India (2010).
India has also competed in the Olympic Games since 1900, gaining one Olympic medal in athletics. When Norma Pritchard won two silver medals in the 200-meter dash and the 200-meter hurdles. They had a break from the Games for a few years before returning. In 1920 and sending athletes ever since.