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☹Sports in India☹

Hocky of India

☹Field hockey is the official national sport in India , and the country has won eight Olympic gold medals in field hockey, though cricket is the most popular sport. Recent RTI revealed that India has no national game.☹
☹India is also home to cricket's Indian Premier League , launched in 2008 . According to Forbes magazine , IPL is the second richest sporting league ☹
India has hosted or co-hosted severalinternational sporting events, such asthe 1951 and the 1982 Asian Games , the 1987 and 1996 Cricket World Cup , the 2003 Afro-Asian Games , the 2010 Hockey World Cup , and the 2010 Commonwealth Games . Major international sporting events annually held in India include the Chennai Open , Mumbai Marathon , and the Indian Masters . The country hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup and the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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