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I am pinning my hope on all the participants for Beijing Olympics; let's see if we have a better medal tally at the end of the Olympics. I am proud to be an Indian and hope that the Indian team members will give their best this time.

-By Rajesh Chadha (feb1983chadha@yahoo.co.in)

We Indians are the most optimistic about our teams' performances and this time we are also expecting a higher medal scorecard. It doesn't matter how many medals India won in all the previous Olympic Games. According to a survey, 70 per cent of Indians are expecting the Indian Olympic Team to win a higher medal count this time. Isn't it a height of expectation? I think it will ultimately lead the people to distress once again.?

-By Abhishek Garg (stargazer@gmail.com)

Indian team is all set to travel to the Olympics without their trademark-Indian hockey team, but determined to prove that they will not compete at Beijing just to make up the numbers but to win the medals. I hope the Indian hockey's absence in Beijing will be made up by a promising display from other competitors like shooters, archers, boxers and tennis players. The country has just won four individual medals in the Olympics and the first one a bronze was won by the wrestler Khasaba Jadhav at Helsinki in 1952.

-By Sonam Arora(sonam.arora@gmail.com)

The Olympics clash with India's cricket tour of Sri Lanka with Sachin Tendulkar needing just 172 runs to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket. Indians can't live without cricket and I am sure majority of people would prefer to watch the cricket match than Olympics because we hardly find Indian sportspersons qualifying in the next rounds in the Olympics.

- By Ramesh Prakash (prakash_13@yahoo.com)

China is scheduled to host Olympics in August this year and likely to host between 450,000 and 500,000 foreign visitors during the Olympics. The 8th day of the 8th month has been chosen as the opening day because n. 8 is a symbol of good luck and wealth for the Chinese people. I wish them a good luck.

- By Nethra Gupta (nethra.gupta@gmail.com)

The last time India won an Olympic gold medal was in hockey at the Moscow Games, 1980. And this time, the eight-time champions have not even qualified for the Olympics. India has won just four individual medals till the date and the last three coming in each of the previous three editions. We can hope that the shooters, archers, boxers and tennis veterans can win a medal to make country of more than one billion people happy.

- By Rajeev Sharma (rajeevsharma@hotmail.com)

I hope the Indian contingent churns out the best in this Olympics which will put India in a different bracket and open the doors for the country to host the mega event in the coming years. I wish best of luck to all the participants and hope they come back with many gold medals.

- By Lokanath ( lp_lokanath@yahoo.co.in)

You have the names of Indian players participating in various events, but where are the details like which category they are participating (shooting, weightlifting, swimming, etc)?

- By Mayank Sharma (mayank_aset@yahoo.co.in)

Although it is very difficult for India to win a gold medal at Beijing, being Indians we can hope for the best.

- By Vivek Anand (anand_077@yahoo.com)

Please correct the date of birth of the legendary Dhyan Chand.

- By Mayank Sharma (mayank_aset@yahoo.co.in)
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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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