General information

National sport: Hockey
Outstanding sport: Cricket
First participation in the Olympic Games: It was in Paris, in 1900
Olympic medals: 20 medals.

Some of the medals that India won:

Country        Gold              Silver             Bronze          Total
Beijing 20081023
Athens  20040101
Sydney 20000011
Atlanta 19960011
Moscow 19921001
Total: 20 medals.

India in the Olympic Games
India participated in Olympic Games for the first time in 1900, with only one sportsman, and he won two medals in athletics. In 1920, India participated in the Summer Games too, and since that year they participated in all. Since 1964 they participated in some Winter Games.
India won 20 medals, specially in hockey on grass. They won 11 medals in hockey on grass between 1928 and 1980. The Beijing games were the best games in the history of India, because they won three medals in three diferents sport.


The sport of Hockey is referred to as the “National Game of India”
“HOCKEY INDIA” (HI) is the new corporation that coordinates all the activities that are related to hockey in India.  It is on grass. It is the national sport, but the most popular sport is cricket.
The national Cricket team was formed on 20th May 2009.
“HI” works with other international sport associations like “international Hockey Federation”.


Cricket is the most popular sport in India. You have to hit the ball with a bat to go under hoops. This sport only participated in the Olympic Games in 1900 (Paris). The national Indian cricket team won   1983 Cricket World Cup, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

The most important sportsman in India:

Leander Paes

He’s a professional tennis player from Calcutta.
He was born on 17th June of 1973. He won a bronze medal in the OOoOoooovbrgejlympic Games of 1996 (Atlanta), and 50 sports titles more. His specialties are the doubles. He was the first in the world ranking in this category.                                                                                                                              


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