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List of Olympic Events : History, Results in Year

Some important results of events in Olympics:

First (1st) Olympics 1896

Year – 1896
Date – April 4 to 15
Place – Athens (Greece)
Participating Countries – 13
Players – 311 (all males)
Game Competitions – 42
India’s position – Not participated

Second (2nd) Olympics 1900

Year – 1900
Date -May 20 to October 28
Place – Paris (France)
Participating Countries – 22
Players -1330 (11 females)
Competitions – 60
India’s position – 2 Silver medals (Won by Norman Pritchard – Athletics)ⁿ

Third (3rd) Olympics 1904

Year – 1904
Date – July 1 to November 23
Place – St.Louis (America)
Participating Countries – 12
Players – 625 (8 females)
Competitions – 67
India’s position – Not participated

Fourth (4th) Olympics 1908

Year – 1908
Date – April 27 to October 31
Place – London (Britain)
Participating Countries – 22
Players – 2035 (36 females)
Competitions – 104
India’s position – Not participated

Fifth (5th) Olympics 1912

Year – 1912
Date – May 5 to July 22
Place – Stockholm (Sweden)
Participating Countries – 28
Players – 2547 (57 females)
Competitions – 106
India’s position – Not participated

Sixth (6th) Olympics 1916

Year – 1916
Date – Cancelled due to World War 1
Place – Berlin (Germainy)

Seventh (7th) Olympics 1920

Year – 1920
Date – April 20 to Sept.12
Place – Antwerp (Belgium)
Participating Countries – 29
Players – 2607 (64 females)
Competitions – 104
India’s position – Did not win any medal

Eighth (8th) Olympics 1924

Year – 1924
Date – May 4 to July 27
Place – Paris (France)
Participating Countries – 44
Players – 3092 (136 females)
Competitions – 126
India’s position – Did not win any medal

Ninth (9th) Olympics 1928

Year – 1928
Date – May 17 to August 12
Place – Amsterdam (Holland)
Participating Countries – 46
Players – 3014 (290 females)Competitions – 109
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey)

Tenth (10th) Olympics 1932

Year – 1932
Date – July 30 to August 14
Place – Lose Angels (USA)
Participating Countries – 37
Players – 1408 (127 females)
Competitions – 117
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey)

Eleventh (11th) Olympics 1936

Year – 1936
Date – August 1 to 16
Place – Berlin (Germany)
Participating Countries – 49
Players – 4066 (328 females)
Competitions – 129
Indian’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey)

Twelfth (12th) Olympics 1940

Year – 1940
Date – Cancelled due to World War II
Place – Tokyo , later on Helsinki

Thirteenth (13th) Olympics 1944

Year – 1944
Date – Cancelled due to World War II
Place – London (Britain)

Fourteenth (14th) Olympics 1948

Year – 1948
Date – July 29 to August 14
Place – London (Britain)
Participating Countries – 59
Players – 4099 (385 females)
Competitions – 136
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey)

Fifteenth (15th) Olympics 1952

Year – 1952
Date – July 19 to August 3
Place – Helsinki (Finland)
Participating Countries – 69
Players – 4925 (518 females)
Competitions – 149
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey) and 1 Bronze medal (in wrestling)

Sixteenth (16th) Olympics 1956

Year – 1956
Date – Nov.22 to Dec.8
Place – Melbourne (Australia)
Participating Countries – 71
Players – 3342 (384 females)
Competitions – 145
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (in hockey)

Seventeenth (17th) Olympics 1960

Year – 1960
Date – Nov.25 to September 11
Place – ROM (Italy)
Participating Countries – 83
Players – 5348 (61 females)
Competitions – 150
India ‘s position – 1 Silver medal (in hockey)

Eighteenth (18th) Olympics 1964

Year – 1964
Date – October 10 to 24
Place – Tokyo (Japan)
Participating Countries – 93
Players – 5140 (683 females)
Competitions – 163
India’s position – 1 Gold medal (hockey)

Nineteenth (19th) Olympics 1968

Year – 1968
Date – October 12 to 27
Place – Mexico City (Mexico)
Participating Countries – 112
Players – 5531 (781 females)
Competitions – 182
India’s position – 1 Bronze medal (in hockey)

Twentieth (20th) Olympics 1972

Year – 1972
Date – August 26 to Sept.10
Place – Munich (W.Germany)
Participating Countries – 122
Players – 7147 (1070 females)
Competitions – 195
India’s position – 1 Bronze medal (in hockey)

Twenty first (21st) Olympics 1976

Year – 1976
Date – July 17 to August 1
Place – Montreal (Canada)
Participating Countries – 92
Players – 6152 (1261 females)
Competitions – 198
India’s position – Did not win any medal,were at position 7th in hockey

Twenty Second (22nd) Olympics 1980

Year – 1980
Date – July 19 to August 3
Place – Moscow (Soviet Union)
Participating Countries – 81
Players – 5326 (1088 females)
Competitions – 203
India’s position – 1Gold medal (in hockey)

Twenty Third (23rd) Olympics 1984

Year – 1984
Date – July 28 to August 12
Place – Los Augeles (U.S.A.)
Participating Countries – 140
Players – 7078 (1620 females)
Competitions – 221
India’s position – Did not win any medal,5th position in hockey

Twenty Fourth (24th) Olympus 1988

Year – 1988
Date – September 17 to October 2
Place – Seoul (S.Korea)
Participating Countries – 159
Players – 8,465
Competition-237
India’s position – Did not win any medal,ranked sixth in hockey

Twenty Fifth (25th) Olympics 1992

Year – 1992
Date – July 25 to August 9
Place – Barcelona (Spain)
Participating Countries – 169
Players – 9,367
Competitions – 257
India’s position – Did not win any medal

Twenty sixth (26th) Olympics 1996

Year – 1996
Date – July 19 to August 4
Place – Atlanta (U.S.A.)
Participating Countries – 197
Players – 10,310
Competitions – 271
India’s position – Leander pass
won a Bronze Medal (in Lawn Tennis)

Twenty Seventh (27th) Olympics 2000

Year – 2000
Date – Sept . 15 to Oct.1
Place – Sydney (Australia)
Participating Countries – 2000
Number of players – 10,321
Competitions – 300
India’s position – Karnam Malleshwari won a Bronze medal in the Weight lifting (in the 69 kg category).

Twenty Eighth (28th) Olympics 2004

Year – 2004
Date – August 13 to August 29
Place – Athance (Egypt)
Participating Countries – 201
Number of players – 10,500
Competitions – 301
India’s position – Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a Silver medal (Shooting)

Twenty Ninth (29th) Olympics 2008

Year – 2008
Place – Beijing (China)
Participating Countries – 204
Players – 10,708
Competitions – 302
India’s position – 50th (with 1 Gold and 2 Bronze medals)

Thirtieth (30th) Olympics 2012

Year – 2012 (July.27 – Aug.12)
Place – London
Participating Countries – 204
Players – 10,500
Competition (events) – 302
India’s position – 55th (with 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medal)

Thirty First (31st) Olympics 2016

Year – 2016 (Aug.05 – sep.21)
Place (proposed) – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Thirty Second (32nd) Olympics 2020

Year – 2020
Place – (proposed) – Tokyo (Japan)

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