India at the Olympics
|India at the Olympic Games|
India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals- both silver- in athletics. The nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920, and has participated in every Summer Games since then. India has also competed at several Winter Olympic Games beginning in 1964.
India started participating in the Olympics in 1900. Indian athletes have won a total of 26 medals, all at the Summer Games. For a period of time, India national field hockey team was dominant in Olympic competition, winning eleven medals in twelve Olympics between 1928 and 1980. The run included 8 gold medals total and six successive gold medals from 1928–1956.
The 2012 Summer Olympics saw an 83-member Indian contingent participating in the games, and set a new best for the country with six total medals. Wrestler Sushil Kumar became the first Indian with multiple individual Olympic medals since Norman Pritchard in 1900. However, both of Norman Pritchard'a medals were silver, while Sushil Kumar had one silver and one bronze.
On 4 December 2012, the IOC banned the IOA due to election issues. The Indian athletes could, however, represent themselves in the Olympics as independent participants. This ban was lifted on 11 February 2014, and all medals won in 2012 were awarded to India.
Medals by Summer Games
|1896 Athens||did not participate|
|1904 St. Louis||did not participate|
|1908 London||did not participate|
|1912 Stockholm||did not participate|
|1932 Los Angeles||1||0||0||1||19|
|1968 Mexico City||0||0||1||1||42|
|1984 Los Angeles||0||0||0||0||-|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro|
Medals by Summer Sport
Leading in that Sport
List of medalists
- Category:Olympic competitors for India
- India at the Paralympics
- India at the Asian Games
- India at the Commonwealth Games
- Olympic Gold Quest
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- "Indian Olympic Association". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- Indian Olympic