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First Olympics
Year1896
DateApril 4 to 15
PlaceAthens (Greece)
Participating Countries13
Players311 (all males)
Game Competitions42
India's PositionNot Participated
Second Olympics
Year1900
DateMay 20 to October 28
PlaceParis (France)
Participating Countries22
Players1330 (11 females)
Game Competitions60
India's Position2 Silver medals (Won by Norman Prichard-Athletics)
Third Olympics
Year1904
DateJuly 1 to Nov 3
PlaceSt. Louis (America)
Participating Countries12
Players625 (8 females)
Game Competitions67
India's PositionNot Participated
Fourth Olympics
Year1908
DateApril 27 to October 31
PlaceLondon (Britain)
Participating Countries22
Players2035 (36 females)
Game Competitions104
India's PositionNot Participated
Fifth Olympics
Year1912
DateMay 5 to July 22
PlaceStockholm (Sweden)
Participating Countries28
Players2547 (57 females)
Game Competitions106
India's PositionNot Participated
Sixth Olympics
Year1916
DateCancelled due to World War I
Place-
Participating Countries-
Players-
Game Competitions-
India's Position-
Seventh Olympics
Year1920
DateApril 20 to Sept 12
PlaceAntverp (Belgium)
Participating Countries29
Players2607 (64 females)
Game Competitions104
India's PositionDid not win any medal
Eighth Olympics
Year1924
DateMay 4 to July 27
PlaceParis (France)
Participating Countries44
Players3090 (136 females)
Game Competitions137
India's PositionDid not win any medal
Ninth Olympics
Year1928
DateMay 17 to August 12
PlaceAmsterdam (Holland)
Participating Countries46
Players3014 (290 females)
Game Competitions120
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Tenth Olympics
Year1932
DateJuly 30 to August 14
PlaceLos Angels (USA)
Participating Countries47
Players1408 (127 females)
Game Competitions124
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Eleventh Olympics
Year1936
DateAugust 1 to 16
PlaceBerlin (Germany)
Participating Countries49
Players4066 (328 females)
Game Competitions142
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Twelfth Olympics
Year1940
DateCancelled due to World War II
PlaceTockyo, later on Helsinki
Participating Countries-
Players-
Game Competitions-
India's Position-
Thirteenth Olympics
Year1944
DateCancelled due to World War II
PlaceLondon (Britain)
Participating Countries-
Players-
Game Competitions-
India's Position-
Fourteenth Olympics
Year1948
DateJuly 29 to August 14
PlaceLondon (Britain)
Participating Countries59
Players4099 (385 females)
Game Competitions138
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Fifteenth Olympics
Year1952
DateJuly 19 to August 3
PlaceHelsinki (Finland)
Participating Countries69
Players4925 (518 females)
Game Competitions149
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey) 
1 Bronze medal (in wrestling)
Sixteenth Olympics
Year1956
DateNov 22 tp Dec 8
PlaceMelbourne (Australia)
Participating Countries71
Players3342 (384 females)
Game Competitions145
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Seventeenth Olympics
Year1960
DateAugust 25 to September 11
PlaceRome (Itlay)
Participating Countries83
Players5348 (61 females)
Game Competitions150
India's Position1 Silver medal (in Hockey)
Eighteenth Olympics
Year1964
DateOctober 10 to 24
PlaceTokyo (Japan)
Participating Countries93
Players5140 (683 females)
Game Competitions163
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Nineteenth Olympics
Year1968
DateOctober 12 to 27
PlaceMexico City (Mexico)
Participating Countries112
Players5531 (781 females)
Game Competitions182
India's Position1 Bronze medal (in Hockey)
Twentieth Olympics
Year1972
DateAugust 26 to September 10
PlaceMunich (Germany)
Participating Countries122
Players7147 (1070 females)
Game Competitions195
India's Position1 Bronze medal (in Hockey)
Twenty First Olympics
Year1976
DateJuly 17 to August 1
PlaceMontreal (Canada)
Participating Countries88
Players6152 (1261 females)
Game Competitions198
India's PositionDid not win any medal 
At 7th position in Hockey
Twenty Second Olympics
Year1980
DateJuly 19 August 3
PlaceMoscow (Soviet Union)
Participating Countries81
Players5326 (1088 females)
Game Competitions203
India's Position1 Gold medal (in Hockey)
Twenty Third Olympics
Year1984
DateJuly 28 to August 12
PlaceLos Angeles (USA)
Participating Countries140
Players7078 (1620 females)
Game Competitions221
India's PositionDid not win any medal 
At 5th position in Hockey
Twenty Fourth Olympics
Year1988
DateSeptember 17 to October 2
PlaceSeoul (Korea)
Participating Countries160
Players13,850 (including the officials)
Game Competitions237
India's PositionDid not win any medal 
At 6th position in Hockey
Twenty Fifth Olympics
Year1992
DateJuly 25 to August 9
PlaceBarcelona (Spain)
Participating Countries170
Players12,000 (including the officials)
Game Competitions31
India's PositionDid not win any medal
Twenty Sixth Olympics
Year1996
DateJuly 19 to August 4
PlaceAtlanta (USA)
Participating Countries197
Players10,700
Game Competitions25
India's PositionLeander Paes won 
a Bronze medal (Lawn Tennis)
Twenty Seventh Olympics
Year2000
DateSeptember 15 to October 1
PlaceSydney (Australia)
Participating Countries199
Players10,500
Game Competitions28
India's PositionKarnam Malleshwari won a Bronze medal in the weightlifting (69 kg category)
Twenty Eighth Olympics
Year2004
DateAugust 13 to 29
PlaceAthens (Egypt)
Participating Countries202
Players10,500
Game Competitions28
India's PositionMajor Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a Silver medal (in Shooting)
Twenth Ninth Olympics
Year2008
DateAugust 8 to August 24
PlaceBeijing (China)
Participating Countries204
Players11,028
Game Competitions28
India's PositionAbhinav Bindra won gold medal in rifle shooting.
Thirtyth Olympics
Year2012
DateJuly 27 to August 12
Place London
Participating Countries204
Players10,820
Game Competitions26
India's PositionOlympic bronze medalist Sushil Kumar managed to claim another medal by winning silver in the men's freestyle wrestling.(Total 6 medals by India.)