India and Modern Olympic Games

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INDIA AND MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES
By Neeraj Kumar Mehra Research Scholar

An Essay Submitted to Professor. Ian Jobling Professor. Karl Lennartz Professor. Kostas Georgiadis

December, 2010 India
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Contents

Introduction

I. II. III. IV. V. VI.

India and the Olympic Movement Indian Olympic Association, formation and contribution India and Modern Olympic Games Recent developments in Olympic movement in India Conclusion Annexure

VII. Bibliography

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INDIA AND THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
Introduction The name India is derived from Indus, which is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, from Sanskrit 1 Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River. India is a country in South Asia2. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical
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Indian Olympic Association
IOA the apex Sports Organization of Olympic Sport in the country is responsible for the Indian contingent’s participation in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and South Asian Games. Each Olympic and Non-Olympic Sport has a separate federation at national levels which are affiliated/recognized to/ by IOA.7 Formation of Indian Olympic Association The founder Sh. G.D. Sondhi, the first Secretary of the Punjab Olympic Association. Lt.Col H.L.O. Garrett, vice principal of Government College, Lahore, was the President of the founder
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http://indianolympic.com/ http://www.olympic.ind.in/ioa_history.html

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body. The Olympic movement in the country started in 1919 at the initiative of Dorabjee Jamshedji Tata, the well-known philanthropist who was the son of the founder of the famous Tata Steel Company. In 1919, Pune's Deccan Gymkhana invited Sir George Lloyd, the then Governor of Bombay, where Dorabjee Tata made a suggestion for according a separate representation to British India in the 1920 Olympic Games. In 1920, India got direct affiliation to the International Olympic Committee and it sent six sportsmen — P.F. Chugle and A. Dattar (marathon and 10,000 m), K.Kaikadi (cross-country), P.C.Banerjee (440 yards), G.
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