Glittering ceremony marks the end of Beijing Olympics.
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How China became a superpower
The drive for constant improvement is what sporting success is built on. With an Olympics to host, the Chinese state put its weight and focus behind it. The rest is a golden history, writes Sharda Ugra.
Beijing bids farewell to Olympics, London beckons
Great Britain parties after glittering Olympics success
Russia wins Olympic heavyweight boxing gold
For some, getting to the Olympics was a victory
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India
How India can do it
To stand up to neighbour China's success in the global sports arena, India must break some myths, channelise funds to bring changes at micro-level and show respect to the sportspersons.
Beijing ready to pass Olympic experience to India
BCCI rewards Olympic heroes
Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins Olympic bronze
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Features
Abhinav Bindra: Man with a golden gun
Special: Big Bang
Flashback: The Indian kaleidoscope
Giants: Greatest of the great
Retrospective: Beginning a new chapter
 
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Olympic Moments
Saina had Bill Gates in audience
When Dhyan Chand & Co defied Hitler
India at Athens, 2004
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'Pool shark can do it'
Swimming legend Mark Spitz says Phelps has the capability to break his record of 7 golds in a single Olympics.
The wait for eight
The most prestigious record in Olympic history is up for a challenge in 1st week of the Games, says Shane Gould.
 
 
   
  James B. Connolly (US), winner of the hop, step, and jump was the first champion of the modern Games.
  Since 1920, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling have been two separate competitions. Prior to that date (apart from 1908), only one style was included.
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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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