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India at the Olympics is a history which includes 32 games in 19 countries and 800+ athletes. Since 1900, India has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for India is IND.

History

The Indian National Olympic Committee was formed in 1927. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1927.

India's team first competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.

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The Indian Hockey team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

For a period of time, India's men's field hockey team was strong in Olympic competition. The team won eleven medals in twelve Olympiads between 1928 and 1980.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics at London, India won two silver medals and four bronze medals.

Medalists

Summer games

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Pritchard, NormanNorman Pritchard* 1900 Paris Athletics Men's 200 metres
22 Silver Pritchard, NormanNorman Pritchard* 1900 Paris Athletics Men's 200 metre hurdles
11 Gold National team 1928 Amsterdam Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1932 Los Angeles Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1936 Berlin Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1948 London Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1952 Helsinki Field hockey Men's competition
33 Bronze Jadhav, Khashaba DadasahebKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
11 Gold National team 1956 Melbourne Field hockey Men's competition
22 Silver National team 1960 Rome Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1964 Tokyo Field hockey Men's competition
33 Bronze National team 1968 Mexico City Field hockey Men's competition
33 Bronze National team 1972 Munich Field hockey Men's competition
11 Gold National team 1980 Moscow Field hockey Men's competition
33 Bronze Paes, LeanderLeander Paes 1996 Atlanta Tennis Men's singles
33 Bronze Malleswari, KarnamKarnam Malleswari 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 69 kg
22 Silver Rathore, Rajyavardhan SinghRajyavardhan Singh Rathore 2004 Athens Shooting Men's double trap
11 Gold Bindra, AbhinavAbhinav Bindra 2008 Beijing Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
33 Bronze Kumar, SushilSushil Kumar 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's 66 kg Freestyle
33 Bronze Kumar, VijenderVijender Kumar 2008 Beijing Boxing Men's 75 kg
22 Silver Kumar, SushilSushil Kumar 2012 London Wrestling
22 Silver Kumar, VijayVijay Kumar 2012 London Shooting 20m Rapid Fire Pistol Singles
33 Bronze Dutt, YogeshwarYogeshwar Dutt 2012 London Wrestling
33 Bronze Hmangte, Chungneijang Mery KomChungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte 2012 London Boxing Women 51kg Flyweight
33 Bronze Narang, GaganGagan Narang 2012 London Shooting 10m Air Rifle
33 Bronze Nehwal, SainaSaina Nehwal 2012 London Badminton Women Singles

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