#AsianGames – The Indian Story

Asian Games just concluded in Indonesia on Sunday Sep 2, 2018. Held every four years, the games have been a very competitive event where major countries like China, Japan, India and many more participate with two fold objective –

  • Continue to encourage the local sportsmen in the region
  • Identify and encourage talent in sports that are not part of the Olympics but are important in the local region of Asia

Image result for indian contingent in Asian Games

Asian games is unique as it does not see participation from many countries that have modern and advanced infrastructure as compared to the Asian countries. At the same time, it gives a glimpse into the effective cross-region growth in talent and a desire to do more in the world of sports.

It also plays a good source of income for the host country as there is good coverage of the events across a large population sitting in a relatively close timezone. For companies that are focused on Asian markets, this is the event where they pump their marketing dollars (oops Asian currencies I mean).

From last few years, the interest in Sports events in India has really picked up. With multiple new competitions in terms of PL started with IPL, KPL, ITPL etc, the general awareness about sports is tremendously increasing. And with government support through campaigns like #HumFitToIndiaFit – there is more and more interest among people for the sporting events.

With this background, I put together some simple insights in Tableau Public for the historical performance of India in Asian Games. With a legacy starting from 1952, data collection was not a challenge. However, I had some learning curve with Tableau but found it quite inquisitive and interesting to use. Though I found that publishing to the Tableau public library is quite a painful exercise with even small data sets failing to publish. The last running one has been going on for 18 minutes.

Anyway, I have raised a case with Tableau.

Here are some of the insights that I have built. Not adding a lot of commentary along. Just the visuals do a lot of talking. Two types of visuals are here –

  1. Historical Data View of India’s performance in terms of medals count – From 1952 to 2018
  2. Game – wise performance in terms of medals counts and overall ranking – From 2002 to 2018

Historical Data View of India’s performance in terms of medals count – From 1952 to 2018

India

Game – wise performance in terms of medals counts and overall ranking – From 2002 to 2018

Sport-wise Performance over the years

 

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