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A myth shattered, Olympic hockey begins sans India
When Beijing wakes up on Monday for another action-packed day, a modern day Olympic myth would lay in tatters as for the first time since 1928, men's hockey event would not feature India.
 
Saina in badminton pre-quarters at Olympics
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal continues her fine form, beating Ukrainian Larysa Gryga in straight games to advance to the women's singles pre-quarterfinals of the badminton competition at the Olympic Games.
 
Monika cleared of doping charge, unlikely to make it to Beijing
Weightlifter Monika Devi was cleared of dope charges by Sports Authority of India but there appeared to be little chances of her taking part in the Beijing Olympics.
 
Mixed fortunes for Indian boxers
India had mixed fortunes in the boxing competition at the Olympic Games as Vijender Kumar outclassed his Gambian rival Jack Badou in the first round.
 
Kalmadi tries damage control dress fiasco at marchpast
While all the men in the contingent wore sherwanis and achkans, some of the women members, notably Sania Mirza and her doubles partner, Sunitha Rao, turned out in black trousers and what seemed like training jackets.
 
Indian archers finish way down in women's ranking event
Laishram Bombayla Devi finished a poor 22nd, seasoned campaigner Dola Banerjee took the 31st place, while V Pranitha was way behind at 37th among 64 archers on the opening day of the discipline.
 
Indian shooters misfire
India's Olympic campaign began on a dismal note as the shooting trio of Anjali Bhagwat, Avneet Kaur Sidhu and Samresh Jung, considered the country's best bets for a medal, fell by the wayside in the qualifying rounds.
 
Anjali, Avneet fail to qualify in women's 10 metre air rifle
Anjali finished 29th with a score of 393 (99, 99, 97, 98) while Avneet Kaur Sidhu was further down 10 places shooting a poor 389 (98, 100, 96, 95).
 
India cuts sorry figure in Olympic opening ceremony
A slipshod India cut a sorry figure in the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony with the female members of the contingent making it a veritable go-as-you-like with their contrasting outfits that made them look completely misfit for the occasion.
 
Sonia cheers Indian contingent at Olympic opening ceremony
Congress President Sonia Gandhi sprung to her feet and waved enthusiastically when the contingent of Indian sports persons marched past the National Stadium in Beijing during the gala opening of the Olympics on Friday.
 
 
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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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