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Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra
(born 28 September 1982 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India) is an Indian businessman and retired professional shooter who is a former World and Olympic champion in the 10 metre Air Rifle event.[1] By winning the gold in the 10 metre Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.[2] It was also India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Fi
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Indian People
Indians are the people who are the nationals or citizens of India, the second most populous nation containing 17.50%[25] of the world's population. "Indian" refers to nationality, but not ethnicity or language. The Indian nationality consists of many regional ethno-linguistic groups, reflecting the rich and complex history of India. India
India
hosts all major ethnic groups found in the Indian Subcontinent
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2014 Asian Games
The 2014 Asian Games
Asian Games
(Korean: 2014년 아시안 게임, translit. 2014nyeon asian geim), officially known as the 17th Asian Games, was an Asian multi-sport event celebrated in Incheon, South Korea.[1] This was the third time South Korea
South Korea
hosted the Asian Games, and its' first time since 2002. Previously, it had also hosted the 1986 edition of the games. Incheon
Incheon
was awarded the right on 17 April 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games and was the third city in South Korea
South Korea
after Seoul (1986) and Busan
Busan
(2002) to host the Asian Games. The games was held from 19 September to 4 October 2014, although several events had commenced from 14 September 2014. Around 9,501 athletes participated in the event which featured 439 events in 36 sports
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2002 Commonwealth Games
The 2002 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XVII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Manchester
Manchester
2002 were held in Manchester, England, from 25 July to 4 August 2002
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2006 Commonwealth Games
The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games, were held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia
between 15 and 26 March 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, eclipsing the 1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
in terms of the number of teams competing, athletes competing, and events being held. The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was also used during Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games. The mascot for the games was Karak, a red-tailed black cockatoo (a threatened species).[3] For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
the Queen's Baton visited every single Commonwealth nation and territory taking part in the Games, a journey of 180,000 km (112,500 miles)
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Punjabi People
Pakistan: Islam
Islam
(97%) India: Sikhism
Sikhism
(57.7%), Hinduism
Hinduism
(38.5%)[13] Minorities:Christianity Other religionsPart of a series on theCulture of the PunjabHistoryFolklore LanguageDialectsPunjab Punjabis NationalismTopicsCinema Clothing Cuisine Dance Festivals Literature Media Music Religion Sport TelevisionPunjab portalv t eThe Punjabis
Punjabis
(Punjabi: پنجابی‬, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ), or Punjabi people, are an ethnic group associated with the Punjab region, who speak Punjabi, a language from the Indo-Aryan language family.[14] The name Punjab literally means the land of five waters in Persian: panj ("five") āb ("waters").[15] The name of the region was introduced by the Turko-Persian
Turko-Persian
conquerors[16] of South Asia
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2014 Commonwealth Games
The 2014 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
(Scottish Gaelic: Geamannan a 'Cho-fhlaitheis 2014), officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Glasgow
Glasgow
2014, (Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu 2014), was an international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
as governed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). It took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. Glasgow
Glasgow
was selected as the host city on 9 November 2007 during CGF General Assembly in Colombo, Sri Lanka, defeating Abuja, Nigeria. It was the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland
Scotland
with around 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 18 different sports, outranking the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh
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Asian Games
The Asian Games, also known as Asiad,[1] is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia
Asia
(OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games
Asian Games
Federation.[2] The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.[3][4] In its history, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games
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2010 Asian Games
The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asian Games
Asian Games
(Chinese: 第十六届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì Shíliù Jiè Yàzhōu Yùndònghuì), was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, China from 12 to 27 November 2010, although several events has commenced from 7 November 2010. Guangzhou
Guangzhou
was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing
Beijing
in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees
National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines (28 Olympic sports
Olympic sports
and 14 non-Olympic sports), making it the largest event in the history of the Games
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2008 Beijing Olympic Games
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Chinese: 第二十九届夏季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin: Dì Èrshíjiǔ Jiè Xiàjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì) and commonly known as Beijing
Beijing
2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.[a] A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Games)
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ISSF World Shooting Championships
The ISSF World Shooting Championships are governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. World Shooting Championships began in 1897, after the successful 1896 Summer Olympics, and although the ISSF was not founded until 1907, these early competitions are still seen by the organization as the beginning of a continuous row of championships. By this logic, the 2006 competition in Zagreb
Zagreb
was called the 49th ISSF World Shooting Championships. These championships, including all ISSF shooting events, are held every four years since 1954. For the shotgun events only, there is an additional World Championship competition in odd-numbered years. These extra competitions are not numbered
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1980 Moscow Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a socialist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China. These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC
IOC
Presidency of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow
Moscow
Games – the smallest number since 1956
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India Men's National Field Hockey Team
The India
India
national field hockey team[1] was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956, the India
India
men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30-0 winning streak during this time, from their first game until losing in the 1960 gold medal final. India
India
also won the 1975 World Cup. In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia.[2] In 2016, at Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian men's team reached the knock-out stages of the hockey event after a gap of 36 years. India
India
is the most successful team ever in Olympics, having won eight Olympics gold medals till date
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Bangalore
Bangalore
Bangalore
(/bæŋɡəˈlɔːr/), officially known as Bengaluru[15] ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu] ( listen)), is the capital of the Indian state
Indian state
of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million,[9] making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.[16] It is located in southern India
India
on the Deccan Plateau. Its elevation is over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, the highest of India's major cities.[17] A succession of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present region of Bangalore
Bangalore
until in 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore
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2000 Olympic Games
The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney
Sydney
2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956. Sydney
Sydney
was selected as the host city for the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States
United States
won the most medals with 93, while Australia
Australia
came in 4th with 58. The Games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media
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2000 Summer Olympics
The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney
Sydney
2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956. Sydney
Sydney
was selected as the host city for the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States
United States
won the most medals with 93, while Australia
Australia
came in 4th with 58. The Games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media
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