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  • When did India participate in the Olympic Games for the first time ? : 1900 Paris Olympics
  • Name the first player to represent India at the Olympic Games. : Norman Pritchard
  • When was the Indian Olympic Association formed ? : 1927
  • Under whose leadership did India won her first Olympic gold medal in Field Hockey at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics ? : Jaipal Singh
  • In which Olympic Games did the Indian team make its debut and win the gold medal in the Field Hockey event ? : 1928 Amsterdam Olympics
  • In which event at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics did India win its first ever gold medal ? : Field Hockey
  • Name the Indian Test cricketer who participated in Field Hockey at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. : Nawab of Pataudi, Sr. (Iftikhar Ali Khan)
  • When was the Indian National Anthem sung for the first time at the Olympic Games ? : 1948
  • Name the first woman player to represent India at the1952 Helsinki Olympics. : Mary Leela  Row
  • In which Olympic Games did wrestler Khashaba Jadhav win the Bronze medal for India ? : 1952 Helsinki Olympics
  • In which Olympic Games did Dr. Karni Singh, the Maharaja of Bikaner, win the Bronze medal for shooting ? : 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Name the Indian who finished fifth in the 110 meters hurdles at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. : Gurbachan Singh
  • In which Olympic Games was Sriram Singh placed seventh in the 800 meters final ? : 1976 Montreal Olympics
  • In which Olympic Games did India win its last medal for Field Hockey ? : 1980 Moscow Olympics
  • In which sport event did P. T. Usha miss the bronze medal by a mere 1/100th of a second at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games? : 400 meter hurdles
  • In which Olympic Games did Leander Paes beat Fernando Meligeni to win a bronze medal in the Men's Singles tennis Championship ? : 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Who was the only Indian to win a medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics ? : Karnam Malleswari
  • Who was the flag bearer of the Indian team at the inauguration ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics ? : Leander Paes
  • How many medals in total has India won in the Olympic games upto the 2004 Athens Olympics ? : 17
  • How many gold medals in total has India won in the Olympic games upto the 2004 Athens Olympics ? : 8
  • In which sporting event did Lt. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore win a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics ? : Men's Double Trap Shooting
  • Who was the flag bearer of the Indian team at the inauguration ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics ? : Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • Who won the gold medal in the 10 meter air rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to become India's first individual Olympic gold medallist ? : Abhinav Bindra
  • Who is the only Indian Ex-Olympian who went on to become a Member of Parliament ? : Aslam Sher Khan
  • Name the only Indian Olympian who managed to break the Olympic record but could not win a medal for the country. : Milkha Singh
  • Name the first Indian Olympian to be honoured by the Government of India by releasing a postage stamp in his name. : Dhyan Chand


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