India Olympics

Books: India at the Olympic Games Publisher: Tulika Price: Rs 100 India’s Olympic Story Price: Rs 110

  • The first authentic Indian team took part at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games in athletics and wrestling.
  • India’s greatest successes at the Olympics have come in men’s hockey. They won every men’s title from 1928 to 1956. In 1960 they reached the final but lost to Pakistan to end the sequence.
  • India were an ever present on the men’s hockey medal podium until 1976 and their last gold medal success in this sport came at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.
  • In 1900 India’s first appearance in an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Including Paris 1900 and London 2012 India made 23 times its appearances in Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Medals per year

Year

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1928

1

0

0

1

1932

1

0

0

1

1936

1

0

0

1

1948

1

0

0

1

1952

1

0

1

2

1956

1

0

0

1

1960

0

1

0

1

1964

1

0

0

1

1968

0

0

1

1

1972

0

0

1

1

1980

1

0

0

1

1996

0

0

1

1

2000

0

0

1

1

2004

0

1

0

1

2008

1

0

2

3

Total

9

2

7

18

London 2012 Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August

Source: http://www.london2012.com/country/india/profile/index.html

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