Sports is an institution with Universal significance whether it is Baseball in Japan, Soccer in Brazil, Ice-hockey in Czechoslovakia, Cricket in England, Australia and West Indies, Field hockey in India and Pakistan or Football in America. Thus, it is a significant human experience. Sports especially competition tends to identify the individuals with some groups and individuals welcomes this identity. There seems to be universal appeal and administration for the display of the talent and achievements of the best in any human endeavor. The Olympic Games, World Cups and Championships are occasions where in the talents and achievements of athelets from around the world are presented in organized competition. In most of the sports they are the best in the world. The performance of an athlete has become a subject matter of importance and national prestige, particularly owing to the acceptance of various international competitions through specialized events and organization of Olympic Games.
Dr. Richa Mishra is teaching Physical Education to undergraduate level students at Shashi Bhushan Balika Vidyalaya Degree College, Lucknow associated to University of Lucknow since 2006. She cleared NET (UGC) in 1999 and bagged her Doctorate in 2005 from University of Lucknow. She always scored first division marks in her academic career. She was an outstanding Basketball player and captained Inter- University Basketball team. She also participated in District Level Badminton tournament. Dr. Richa has presented her research papers across India as well as internationally. She participated in International Conference held in Sri Lanka (Negombo) on 26-27th July 2012 organised by ICRD and University of Japan and presented her paper. She has been doing empirical research related to women in sports in Lucknow, a capital of Uttar Pradesh, India. She is Lieutenant in NCC and successfully completed her camp activities including all India trekking camp etc. She has performed her duty as programme Officer in NSS also.