In hockey, that was Pakistan in the gold medal game at the 1960 Games in Rome.It was the first loss for India in 31 hockey games at the Olympics and ended their incredible streak of 6 consecutive gold medals in hockey.
There was a lone athlete representing India at the 1900 Games in Paris. His name was Norman Pritchard (born in Calcutta) and he won silver medals in the 200 meter dash and 200 meter hurdles. The first year India sent a team of athletes to the Olympics was the 1920 Games in Antwerp. India has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1920.
In field hockey, India has won 8 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals to date. All medals are from the men's competition.
From 1928 Amsterdam Olympics to 1956 Melbourne Olympics India won six consecutive gold medals at hockey. The two other gold medals for India came in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1980 Moscow Olympics
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2006 Olympics medalist for ice hockey are: Gold medal: Sweden Silver medal: Finland Bronze medal: Czech Republic
India won its first Commonwealth Games medal (a silver) in Hockey at the 2010 Delhi Games, going down to Australia in a thrashing, 8-0.
The first time Ice Hockey was included in the Olympics was in 1920 at the summer games in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1924, at the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France, Ice Hockey became an official, permanent sport in the Winter Olympics. At both games Canada won the gold medal. They went on to win 6 out of the 7 first ice hockey medals in the Olympics. Women's Ice Hockey was later introduced in 1998 in Nagano, Japan where the United States women's hockey team won the gold medal.
India has won 9 gold medals since the country first started participating in the Olympics in 1900. The country has won 8 gold medals in Field Hockey, and 1 gold medal in Shooting. India won its first gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics for Field Hockey. India's most recent gold medal was won at the 2008 China Olympics for Shooting.