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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey, India
  • News | Development through sport

    India’s pioneering marksman Abhinav Bindra is growing sport at grassroots level

    As one of the best shooters of his generation, Abhinav Bindra became, at Beijing 2008, the first Indian athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal, and has won multiple medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. Since 2010, he has dedicated much of his time to developing sport across Indian society, building new facilities in underprivileged communities and bringing elite sports science centres to major cities through the Abhinav Bindra Foundation.
    06 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, India, Shooting, Development through sport, Peace
  • Dutt takes 60kg Wrestling bronze for India - full replay | Video

    Dutt takes 60kg Wrestling bronze for India - full replay

    London 2012 - Yogeshwar Dutt of India takes on Jong Myong Ri of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg bronze final Watch a full replay of their battle.
  • Bindra Wins India's First Individual Gold Medal | Video

    Bindra Wins India's First Individual Gold Medal

    Abhinav Bindra collects the gold medal for India in the men's 10m air rifle shooting competition. Henri Hakkinen of Finland and Zhu Qinan of China shoot well in the opening stages of the final, but Bindra stays calm and fires an almost perfect 10.8 on his final shot to vault into first place. Bindra captures India's first individual gold medal. Shooting 10m Air Rifle Final Men - Beijing 2008 - Abhinav Bindra (IND), Zhu Qinan (CHN), Henri Hakkinen (FIN)
  • India's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    India's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore leads India's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the India athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. India - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal – Karnam Malleswari – Weightlifiting | Video

    India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal – Karnam Malleswari – Weightlifiting

    At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari marked her place in Olympic and Indian sports history. As she lifted 110 kg in the “snatch” and 130 kg in the “clean and jerk” for a total of 240 kg, she took the bronze medal and became India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal.  
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