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Landmarks Turn Gold To Commemorate India’s First Olympic Gold Medal

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Landmarks Turn Gold To Commemorate India’s First Olympic Gold Medal

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of our first Gold medal victory at the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus today. #IndiaTurnsGold

Celebrities tweets as India turns to gold!

Landmarks Turn Gold To Commemorate India’s First Olympic Gold Medal. 11th August was a very special day as it marked the of India’s first gold medal in sports, an accomplishment that established our identity globally after we achieved our freedom. We are proud to announce that the major cities across India were united in honor of our nation’s greatest day in the sporting history. It was this game that gave India their first Olympic gold medal.

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Hockey in India has not just been a sport, but a bloodline of which our ancestors have grown up and thrived upon.

About Hockey In India

The India national field hockey team 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 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 also won the 1975 World Cup. India is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold, one silver, and two bronze medals till date.

After their gold medal win at the 1980 Olympics, the team’s performance declined through the next three decades, with the team failing to win a medal at the Olympics or the World Cup. In 2016, the Indian men’s team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy and reached the knockout stage of the Olympics for the first time in 36 years. As of 2018, the team is ranked fifth in the world.

Indian Hockey Team in Azlan Shah Cup 2018
From February 2018, the Government of Odisha has started sponsoring the Indian national field hockey team, both men, and women team. In a first-of-its-kind association, the state has decided to support India’s field hockey team for next five years.