3) Demo in Olympics by India in 1936
India was responsible for presenting this wonderful contact sport before the world at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal of Amravati, Maharashtra demonstrated the sport expertly at the Games, which was kabaddi’s first international exposure. Just two years later, kabaddi was introduced at the Indian National Games in Calcutta.
Subsequently in 1950, the All India Kabaddi Federation came into existence which helped to organize the Senior National Championship from 1952. The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) was formed in 1972 and that introduced national competitions at the junior level too.