Pakistan sport hits low point with qualifying debacle

Badminton players train at a sports hall in LahoreBy Drazen Jorgic LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s sporting decline has left the vast South Asian nation that once prided itself on producing the world’s best hockey and squash players facing up to an Olympics for which none of its athletes have qualified. While cricket remains a wildly popular game in Pakistan, a nation of almost 200 million people, most other sports have shrunk in popularity as the successes of the 1980s and early 1990s have become a distant memory.

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