Which is the National Sport of India?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : June 30th, 2022

Hockey is the unofficial national sport of India. The Government of India has not declared any official sport as a national sport of India. It was earlier believed that hockey is the national sport of India.

Answer: Hockey is the unofficial national sport of India.

In Olympics, India has won eight gold medals in hockey and has produced the best players like Dhyan Chand, Balbir Singh Sr, and Dhanraj Pillai. But, it is not the national sport of India. Apart from Hockey, the other famous sports in India are Cricket and Kabbadi. The other national symbols of the country are the national bird is the peacock, the national animal is the tiger and the national flower is the lotus.

There is no national game in India. It was known when a school teacher from Dhule district, Maharashtra filed a Right to Information (RTI) to know when hockey was declared India’s national game.

Which is the National Sports of India?

Hockey was earlier considered the national sport of India. The Government of India has not declared any sport as the national sport as of now.

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