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Man with a golden gun
An extraordinarily-driven shooter fights back injury and setbacks to record India’s greatest sporting achievement, his Olympic gold bringing redemption to his sport and the nation.
 
   
Beijing's big bang
As the Chinese capital gets ready for the 29th Olympic Games, they are calling it 'Beijingoism', the collective will of 1.3 billion people to top the gold medal table ahead of their arch rival, the United States.
   
Beijing beckons
The Beijing Games will be a historic event for China, which has chosen the occasion to mark its entry into the world stage.
   
Great leap forward
The Olympics travel to the most populous nation on earth and China wants to show to the world that it has risen again.
   
India expects...
After the hockey team was flunked out, India pins its hope on a clutch of athletes in different sports whose dreams for a medal seem more real than ever.
   
Pool shark
Will swimming sensation Michael Phelps win eight golds and break the Games’ toughest record?
   
Beginning a new chapter
The first modern Olympics were staged in Athens over a century ago,but even today they stand for the full, free and fair participation of sportspersons, irrespective of their religious or political beliefs, gender or skin colour.
   
The Indian kaleidoscope...
World's second most populous nation has only won eight golds.
   
Greatest of the great
The ten most spectacular performances that the modern Olympic Games have produced since they started in 1896.
   
Burning bright
The Olympic flame and its torch relay is not merely loaded with symbolism, but strong political overtones as well .
 
The Beijing Games has spawned two conflicting isms: Phelpsism vs Boltism.
Media mismanagement
The Great Wail of China
Overhead smash
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
 
 
 
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We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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