China deserves applause for organising the Olympics in an immaculate manner. India, too, has reason to celebrate as it won its first individual gold medal and two bronze medals in not-so-popular games. This should serve as a signal to the Indian Olympic Association to encourage players from different sports.

Amit Goyal,

New Delhi

It is time for India to rethink and redefine the entire gamut of sports. There is no dearth of talent, especially in small towns and our vast rural backyard.

All that is needed is to sharpen and transform such talent and bring it on a par with international standards.

Ramya Sundaram,

New Delhi