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The Indian Olympics story - few successes and narrow misses
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It has been a long painful 108-year wait before India got its first individual Olympics gold medal Monday. The world's second most populous nation may be emerging as an economic superpower but it still lags behind in sporting excellence.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:01:23 PM

Abhinav's feat is biggest reward for me: coach Dhillon
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) He was very short-tempered and easily lost his cool on losing even a single point. This is not a trait one would associate with the calm and collected shooter Abhinav Bindra who won India's first individual gold medal at the Olympics.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00:49 PM

Olympic gold medallist congratulates Bindra
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) Member of the hockey gold winning team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics Sylvanus Dundung congratulated Abhinav Bindra Tuesday for bringing India its first gold medal at the Beijing Games.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:51:56 PM

Euphoria at Bindra residence, media relentlessly pursues family
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra's residence near here has been swarmed by media persons since his gold medal winning performance at the Beijing Olympics, making it difficult for his parents to relax or even have a meal without being interrupted by journalists.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:22:06 PM

Himachal Olympic association to spend Rs.400 mn on infrastructure
Shimla, Aug 11(IANS) Newly-elected president of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association J.P. Nadda Monday said Rs.400 million would be spent to strengthen the sports infrastructure in the next five years to raise sporting standards in the hill state.

Monday, August 11, 2008 10:14:22 PM

Indian golfers hail Jeev's top-10 effort at PGA
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh's sensational top-10 finish has been hailed by the Indian golfing community.

Monday, August 11, 2008 8:20:09 PM

Chhattisgarh to honour Bindra
Raipur, Aug 11 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Monday announced a cash reward of Rs.100,000 for Abhinav Bindra who got India its first individual event Olympics gold medal.

Monday, August 11, 2008 8:16:09 PM

Orissa announces Rs.500,000 award for Bindra
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday announced an award of RS.500,000 for Abhinav Bindra on winning an Olympic gold medal in Beijing.

Monday, August 11, 2008 7:52:04 PM

Bindra gives Chandigarh a new high
Chandigarh, Aug 11 (IANS) There was no end to rejoicing or the ringing of phone bells at the Bindra farmhouse near here, ever since Chandigarh boy Abhinav Bindra shot his way into India's sporting history Monday morning by winning the country's first individual gold medal in the Olympics.

Monday, August 11, 2008 7:50:34 PM

Sudarsan Patnaik sculpts sand rifle to congratulate Bindra
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik Monday created an image of a rifle out of sand in Bangalore to congratulate shooter Abhinav Bindra who made history by winning the country's first individual Olympic gold medal in Beijing.

Monday, August 11, 2008 7:48:29 PM

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