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History of Volleyball in Olympics

Brazil defended the Women’s Volleyball Olympic title in 2012, but could not emulate the feat of Soviet Union Volleyball Olympic history to win Men’s title too in the same Olympics. Russia won the Men’s title in 2012. Ana Fernandez of Cuba and Inna Ryskal of Soviet Union has won the competition maximum 4 times each. […]

Olympic Hockey History: Indian Kingdom Ruled by Aussies and Europeans

Germany defeat two-time champions Netherlands to win 4th Olympic Men’s Hockey title to become the second best in terms of win behind India’s 8 titles. Some decades ago, Hockey was synonymous to India, as Football is to Brazil in the World. Indian hockey dominance is the strongest and unmatched in any sports. Indian team ruled […]

Women Hockey Medal Winners in Olympics History

London 2012 Hockey final saw Netherland winning their third Olympic Gold and equal Australian record. They won 2-0 against Argentina who were eyeing their first Gold medal in Women’s hockey. Women’s Hockey made its Olympic debut at Moscow Olympics in 1980 which was boycotted by USA and its allies. After finishing 4th in 1980, Indian […]

History of Football in Olympics: USA Leads, No Gold for Brazil

2012 Olympics provided a new Gold medalist when Mexico won the Football medal. Even in Olympics the most popular game of the World, Football has been played in every Olympics, except 1896 and 1932. Women’s Football started in 1996 only. Hungary and Great Britain have won maximum 3 gold medals in Men’s event. Overall Brazil […]

Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!

India has earned 28 medals so far in 24 appearance at Olympics. 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze is India’s tally after Rio 2016. Indian Hockey team has contributed 11 of them. Here is the complete list of medal winners from India.

Evolution of Olympics: Historical Facts

Since the start in 1896, Olympics have come a long way with new rules, better facilities, much organinzed and better monitoring. Here is a list of first-time start of conventions till 2016 Rio Olympics.

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