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Medalist attacks India officials Gold winner Abhinav Bindra of India celebrates on the podium following the men"s 10m air rifle shooting finals Bindra is India's first ever individual gold medalist India's Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has hit out at the nation's sports coaches and officials, saying they "know nothing" about sport. "Indian athletes have no respect for most officials," the 26-year-old told the Times of India. India won their best ever haul, a gold and two bronze medals, in Beijing. But Bindra, who won gold in the 10m air rifle event, said there was "no magic solution" to make the under performing nation a sporting power. 'No vision' "If we want to get to double digits, we need to target 2016 and start working from today," he said. "But the respective federations have no vision and I don't see that changing. I wish I had a magic solution but unfortunately, I don't. The IOA has to play a role in building athletes. It does nothing." But most officials, and many of the so-called coaches who travel with the teams, know nothing about the sport Abhinav Bindra Abhinav Bindra: Reticent champion Bindra claims India's first gold Bindra made his comments to the Times of India after being invited to edit the national paper's Friday edition. He said Indian athletes had to "be on good terms with officials because one needs to survive". "But most officials, and many of the so-called coaches who travel with the teams, know nothing about the sport. "The athletes don't talk about this because their careers are at stake. And the officials unfortunately don't care." He also revealed that he had to fund his travel to Beijing from his training base in Germany, because Indian Olympic officials refused to pay. Bindra also took a swipe at the country's cricket-obsessed media, saying Olympic sports did not get the publicity they deserved. "Why not just rename the sports pages 'cricket pages'?," he asked. All of India's eight previous Olympic golds came in the field hockey tournament.
30 Aug 2008
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India test fires Agni missile, solutions to naxalism, cases of tuberculosis in India, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Amir-Amitabh patch up
24 Mar 2008
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Sand Animation for Beijing 2008
16 Feb 2009
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Chinese kungfu is a kind of games Come up... Olympic Games in Beijing 2008
10 Aug 2008
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13 Aug 2008
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*******olympicgamesbeijing2008overview.blogspot****/2008/08/fireworks-beijing-2008-olympic-games.html Awesome firework.
15 Aug 2008
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21 Aug 2008
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21 Aug 2008
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21 Aug 2008
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2008北京奥运 北京欢迎你, 朋友, 我们向往和平
23 Aug 2008
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*******beijing-china--2008.blogspot****/ Franco desnuda su alma ante su pais.. La paraguaya Leryn Franco llegó a los Juegos Olímpicos con la misión de probar que no era sólo una cara bonita. Falló. Con lágrimas en los ojos, Franco dijo adiós a la justa veraniega de China al quedar fuera en el lanzamiento de jabalina con su registro e 45,34 metros, que la dejó antepenúltima en el Grupo B de la prueba. "Mal, muy mal... fue un mal día, el calentamiento estaba buenísimo, me sentía muy bien, me sentía rápida, estaba haciendo calentamientos sobre 50 metros. No sé lo que pasó, no puedo explicar", dijo entre lágrimas Franco, una de los siete atletas que compiten por su país en Beijing. "Perdón, perdón Paraguay", añadió la atleta y modelo de 26 años.
28 Aug 2008
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