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Low-profile players cover up high-profile failures
Boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar were hardly know before Beijing Olympics, but unlike the much hyped players they bring home pride.
Beijing ready to pass Olympic experience to India
After dazzling the world with a spectacular Olympics, China on Wednesday said it is ready to pass on the experience it has gained from holding the event to India, which is gearing up to host the 2010 commonwealth games in New Delhi.
BCCI rewards Olympic heroes
The Cricket Board has decided to reward shooter Abhinav Bindra, grappler Sushil Kumar and pugilist Vijender Kumar with cash prizes totalling Rs 45 lakh.
Abhinav Bindra gifted a Volvo luxury car
Abhinav was presented the white-colour S-80 V8 executive model by Volvo India's Managing Director, Paul de Voijs at a function in Chandigarh.
Bhiwani comes to a standstill during Vijender's bout
The Indian boxer lost 5-8 to Cuban Emilio Correa Bayeaux in the semi-finals of the middleweight (75 kg) category.
Bronze, better luck next time!
Bhiwani boxer Vijender Kumar loses to Pan-American champion Emilio Correa of Cuba in the semifinals of the 75kg category at the Beijing Games, but still makes history.
I can't stop, I've to get the gold: Vijender
The pugilist, whose win over Ecuador's Carlos Gongora ensured another medal for India, is pleased with his performance and will not settle for anything but gold.
Hooda announces incentives for Vijender
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh, a state-honour and promotion as DSP to Vijender who was recruited as an inspector in the Haryana Police just before leaving for Beijing.
President, Vice President, PM congratulate Sushil Kumar
Delhi wrestler Sushil Kumar added a second medal to the country's kitty by winning the bronze in the men's freestyle (66 kg) event at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
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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)
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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