The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat enveloped the grand stage that was set for a major international sports jamboree. At Rio Olympics 2016, the world witnessed the sweat and blood of 11,000 athletes who represented their respective countries in this sports extravaganza. All in all, with a grand opening ceremony to a plethora of sports events; from victories to injuries; from the finals of the games to an ostentatious closing ceremony, the 2016 Olympics was a huge success.


Many of us may have quit our passion of becoming a sportsperson. Mostly because there races a fear, especially in India, that we may lag behind in academics. However, with the foray of Distance Education, following your passion for sports along with holding an educational degree is no more a distant dream!


Listed below are a few of the advantages of distance education for athletes:



  • Ample time to keep the game on


    : Distance learning never bounds you with a stringent schedule. It keeps that spark of sports alive with flexible study hours. You can practice any time of the day without having to worry about getting ready and marching towards the classroom. Did you know, Shaquille O’Neal, one of the greatest basketball players of all time was a distance learner?


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  • Financial resource for your training:


    If the sports that you are into demands financial resources, then you can very well redirect some reserves towards it from your educational funds. Distance learning offers the same course credits as a campus-oriented university, but at a much lower cost.



  • No unnecessary commuting:


    A sportsperson enrolled in distance education can easily save a lot of time by avoiding commuting to the college/university. The same time could be invested in training for his/her sport.



  • Choice of subjects:


    Unlike a traditional learning method where an individual would have to learn every subject irrespective of whether he or she likes it or not, distance learning offers an opportunity to choose subjects. It gives everyone, especially athletes, an option to choose the subjects he or she likes, and thus, concentrate more on their sport rather than solving the mysteries of various unwanted disciplines.



  • Self-motivation:


    A student has to be self-motivated to build a learning environment while pursuing distance education. Self-motivation is also essential for those who are associated with sports. And when they enrol in distance education, they are likely to pass the tests with flying colours.



All study and no play makes Jack a dull boy


Are you ambitious about participating in the next Olympics or any other sports event, but your traditional education methodology is preventing you from doing so? Then distance learning is here to the rescue. With the several advantages offered by distance education, you can have the best of both worlds.



And as someone put it correctly: In the end, we will only regret the chances we didn’t take.


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