1.Summer Olympics 2.Winter Olympics 3.Paralympics (for disabled people) 4.

Youth Olympics

India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900,with a lone athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals in athletics. The nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920, and has participated in every Summer Games since then. India has also competed at several Winter Olympic Games since 1956. The National Olympic Committee for India - the “Indian Olympic Association”, was created in 1927. 1900 Paris - Norman Pitchard only the person who lead the delegation from India. Pritchard came 2nd in 200 m (Silver medal) and 2nd in 200 m (Silver medal)hurdles. 1920 Antwerp - The 1920 Olympics were the first to unveil the official ‘five-ring’ Olympic flag. Three athletes and two wrestlers represented India in 1920. None of them won any heats or rounds.

1924 Paris - With hockey dropped from the games due to lack of controlling authority, India sent 7 member athletics team to Paris from them In Marathon, Mahadeo Singh came in at the 29th position. 1928 Amsterdam - Led by Jaipal Singh, Indian field hockeyteam won gold emphatically defeating hosts the Netherlands 3-0 in the finals, a winning streak that they would continue till the 1956 Games. 1932 Los Angeles - Only three nations participated in the field hockey and Indian hockey team still finished with a gold medal. 1936 Berlin - The team thrashed Germany 8-1 for their third consecutive gold in the event. India had also sent in teams from wrestling and swimming apart from athletics.

1948 London - Gold came in the hockey event, but Another notable performance came from Indian football team lead by Dr. Talimeren Ao. Also, a 21-year old wrestler, Khashaba Jhadav finished with the 6th position in the freestyle category.

1952 Helsinki - Again the National hockey Team were able to capture gold, but a significant moment came from the wrestling, Khashaba Jhadav won bronze in the Men`s Freestyle Bantamweight, he became the first Indian origin person to win an individual Olympic medal for the country. 1956 Melbourne - Nothing have matched a 1-0 victory in the field hockey category over Pakistan for an Olympic gold. 1960 Rome - The Olympic of disappointment and heartbreak for India as Pakistan ended India’s dominance in hockey, by winning their first ever gold and National team finished with silver medal. 1964 Tokyo - India regained their Olympic hockey gold led by Charanjit Singh defeated Pakistan 1-0 at the first ever Olympics to be staged in Asia. Gurbachan Singh Randhawa secured 5th place in the 110 hurdles 1968 Mexico - Indian hockey team managed for the bronze medal.

1972 Munich - It was called the ‘Happy Olympics’ but ironically, the biggest tragedy in the Games history came in this edition. India won another bronze in hockey. Mark Spitz set a world record when he won seven gold medals in a single Olympics.
1976 Montreal - No medals for India in 1976 Games as Indian hockey team finished a disappointing 7th. 1980 Moscow - India won a record 8th gold in men`s hockey in a field of just six teams. Boxer Ganapathy Manoharan impressed entering the third round. PT Usha made her Olympic debut at the Games in the 100 meter dash. 1984 Los Angeles - There were no medals for India in this year, but PT Usha & Milkha Singh had finished with the 4th position in their respective category.

1988 Seoul - Nothing notable happened for India at this Olympics as PT Usha finished 31st in 400 metre hurdles and the relay team failed to qualify finishing 7th in heats.
1992 Barcelona - Again Indian hockey team finished a disappointing 7th . In Tennis, the duo of Leander Paes and Ramesh Krishnan lost in the quarter-final after winning two rounds. 1996 Atlanta - Leander Paes won a bronze medal in Tennis thus becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal since KD Jadhav won bronze at the 1952. 2000 Sydney - Karnam Malleswari won a bronze medal in the lifting 110 kg in the Snatch and 130 kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 240 kg, which made her the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. The Indian hockey team finished 8th.

2004 Athens - Solitary silver was won by shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Double Trap but the overall performance of the Indian contingent was inspiring. The India hockey team again finished a disappointing 8th.
2008 Beijing - India won 3 Olympic medals in three different sports and also the first ever Individual Olympic Gold medal by Abhinav Bindra in the 10m Air Rifle event. 2012 London - Indian contingent participating in the games as the most successful Olympics ever for India in terms of the total medals (6 medals) won by India at an Olympic game . This Olympics also saw the largest ever contingent from India participating in the games i.e., 55 events.

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1. Deciding the organization of National Games
2. Maintaining liaison between the Government of

India and member federations or associations 3. Protecting the amateur status of sportsmen 4. Promoting and developing the Olympic Movement

India competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
The Indian Olympic Association sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games in Olympic history. A total of 83 athletes, 60 men and 23 women, competed in 13 sports.

Wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist Sushil Kumar managed to claim another medal by winning silver in the men's freestyle wrestling

Competitors Flag bearer
Medals Rank : 55

83 in 13 sports Sushil Kumar (opening) Mary Kom (closing)
Gold 0 Silver 2 Bronze 4

Medals by Sports:
Sports Shooting Wrestling Gold 0 0 Silver 1 1 Bronze 1 1 Total 2 2


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India competed at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium  It was the first time that the nation had sent a team to the Olympic Games since a single athlete competed for India twenty years earlier  At the 1920 summer Olympic in Antwerp competitors : 5 in 2 sport

The Winter Olympic Games is a sporting event which occurs every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The original sports were: 1. Alpine 2. Cross-country skiing, 3. Figure skating, 4. Ice hockey, 5. Nordic combined, 6. Ski jumping 7. Speed skating.

The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936, after which they were interrupted by World War II. The Olympics resumed in 1948 and were celebrated every four years. The Winter and Summer Olympic Games were held in the same years until 1992, after a 1986 decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to place the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. Because of the change, the next Winter Olympics after 1992 were in 1994.

This includes long track and short track speed skating.

A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the riders lying on their backs as they race down an icy track.

Indian Players made London Olympic new record before starting the 2012 Olympic game.

From Indian team in 2012 Olympics this time most of the 81 players are participating in the Athens Olympics games and the Beijing Olympics from 8 to 25 are higher .

 India's First ever participation in Summer Olympics Games: 1920
 India's first ever participation in Winter Olympics Games: 1964  India's first ever gold medal: Norman Pritchard in 1900  Number of Medals won by Indian athletes till date: 26  The best performance by India at Olympics: In 2012 London Olympics  Total Gold medals won by Indian athletes :9  Gold Medals won in Men's Field Hockey: 8  Individual Gold Medal: 1 ( Abhinav Bindra in Men's 10m Air Rifle,

2008 Beijing Olympics)  National Olympic Committee: Indian Olympic Association.  Total medals won by Indian athletes in 2012 is 6.

 Low social mobility means that the pool of people who

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can "effectively participate in sports" remains small. Huge population, too, has little to do with winning medals at Olympics. Common logic would suggest that it is because India is developing country, and thus more people engaged in a daily battle for survival. Lack Of Facilities Lack Of Motivation Lack Of Awareness