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Friday, August 22, 2008

Indian Boxer Vijender Kumar Gets Third Medal (Bronze)

Vijender Kumar ensured India of its Third individual medal by entering the Semi final bout of the 75Kg Boxing event at the Beijing Olympics. He played against the Cuban boxer today in the Semifinals and lost 8-5 in the four rounds.

He has secured the bronze medal, the third medal so far for India. He played a very defensive game against the Cuban who was very aggressive and was attacking Vijender and getting points in every round. Vijender did his best to defend himself and played a good game, but lost the bout.

He has made all the Indians proud with his feat of reaching this far and getting the Bronze medal home. Whole of India was tuned into the television channels to watch the bout live, including Bhiwani, the place where he trained to be a boxer and where his parents stay.

Sushil Kumar Brings Glory to India with the Second Medal (Bronze) - Breaking News

Sushil Kumar took part in the 66Kg freestyle wrestling event at the Beijing Olympics today. He had the first bout of the day against Dawn of USA whom he defeated 2-1 very easily, although a close match. His next bout was against the wrestler from Kazakistan for the Bronze medal. He defeated his opponent in the last bout winning India the Second medal, a bronze in the medal tally. Sushil Kumar has taken everyone by surprise, as nobody was really expecting anything from this quarter. All eyes were always on the better sportsmen of other sports like tennis, badminton, boxing and shooting. But, most of the other sportsmen, and women have disappointed India by their below par performance so far at Beijing. Sushil Kumar will no doubt be the second hero to come home to a grand welcome.

The other hopefuls yet are Vijender and Jitender in the Boxing events that are to take place in a short while. Let's see if India can get any more medals in its kitty! We wish them all the best!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Watch Live Webcast Celebration Ceremony of 62nd Independence Day of India Online

Watch Live Webcast Celebration Ceremony of 62nd Independence Day of India Online

Watch Live Webcast Celebration Ceremony of 62nd Independence Day of India Online here on 15th August 2008, New Delhi. The Flag Hosting Ceremony by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

Independence Day Celebrated on Radio and TV with Special Programs

Independence Day Celebrated on Radio and TV with Special Programs

There are many special programs that are going to be aired on radio and TV to celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August 2008. So, here are some shows that you might want to tune in to.

Read more about Them here:

I wish all the readers a very "Happy Independence Day."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Beijing dazzles: Bird's Nest Stadium Fireworks Display Image

The Bird's Nest is the stadium where the spectacular opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics 2008 took place. Here is an image of the Stadium as it dazzles with the great and magnificent fireworks display never before seen in the history of Olympics.

After a dazzling show that put China on display to the world and a parade featuring a record number of athlete delegations, the Games of the 29th Olympiad were officially opened Friday with the lighting of the Olympic flame at the Beijing National Stadium.

The ceremony kicked off with equal-parts pyrotechnics and power, as some of the 29,000 fireworks lit up the main route to the Olympic Stadium.

Abhinav Bindra wins first ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal for India

Abhinav Bindra wins first ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal for India

The Big Breaking News! India's ace shooter Abhinav Bindra created history by winning the first ever individual Olympic Gold Medal for the country. It's Abhinav Bindra, Abhinav Bindra all over the Beijing shooting range. Abhinav won the gold in 10m Air Rifle event. Abhinav Bindra scored 700.5 points in the final.


Watch the Youtube video of the Historic Moment of Abhinav Bindra getting the Gold Medal.

Read about it here:

Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Begins - Watch Video

Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Begins - Watch Video

The Beijing Olympic Games 2008 opening ceremony was a spectacular show of colors, art, culture and tradition of China which culminated in a magnificent display of fireworks over the Bird's Nest national stadium today.

I was thoroughly impressed with the whole idea of the cultural display of China around the centerpiece of a paper scroll that depicted the ancient history of chinese art of paper making. All the participants flowed in the stadium with utter precision and synchronisation throughout the performance, in a breathtaking array of colors, dance and music that enthralled all the audience.

There were enough fireworks after every performance to light up the skies of Beijing throughout the night and remind the world that they were the one's who invented them. And did they use them most effectively. It was the most magnificent, and colorful display ever seen on such a large magnitude by any country so far.

China has proved to the whole world of its might and magnificence by this display, which is the greatest ever in the history of Olympics so far!

The Opening ceremony concluded with the President of China, Hu Jintao declaring the 29th Olympic Games Open. This was followed by hoisting the Olympic flag and a spectacular Olympic torch lighting ceremony ending with the fireworks in whole of Beijing.

To see image and watch Video of the opening ceremony Click here:

Beijing Olympics 2008 - List of Countries Participating and Codes

The day has finally arrived for the Beijing 2008 Olympic games to begin with the opening ceremony that will take place later in the evening. Don't forget to tune in to your TV or PC or whatever to watch this spectacular show.

The show promises to be the greatest show ever in Olympic history with lots of fireworks and colors displayed in the magnificent stadium, the Bird's Nest, that was built specially for this function.

There are more than 200 countries participating in this event. Here is a list of the countries with their respective codes.

Afghanistan AFG
Albania ALB
Algeria ALG
American Samoa ASA
Andorra AND
Angola ANG
Antigua and Barbuda ANT
Argentina ARG
Armenia ARM
Aruba ARU
Australia AUS
Austria AUT
Azerbaijan AZE
Bahamas BAH
Bahrain BRN
Bangladesh BAN
Barbados BAR
Belarus BLR
Belgium BEL
Belize BIZ
Benin BEN
Bermuda BER
Bhutan BHU
Bohemia BOH
Bolivia BOL
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
Botswana BOT
Brazil BRA
British Virgin Islands IVB
Brunei BRU
Bulgaria BUL
Burkina Faso BUR
Burundi BDI
Cambodia CAM
Cameroon CMR
Canada CAN
Cape Verde CPV
Cayman Islands CAY
Central African Republic CAF
Chad CHA
Chile CHI
China CHN
Chinese Taipei TPE
Colombia COL
Comoros COM
Congo CGO
DR Congo COD
Cook Islands COK
Costa Rica CRC
Côte d’Ivoire CIV
Croatia CRO
Cuba CUB
Cyprus CYP
Czech Republic CZE
Denmark DEN
Djibouti DJI
Dominica DMA
Dominican Republic DOM
Ecuador ECU
Egypt EGY
El Salvador ESA
Equatorial Guinea GEQ
Eritrea ERI
Estonia EST
Ethiopia ETH
Fiji FIJ
Finland FIN
France FRA
Gabon GAB
Gambia GAM
Georgia GEO
East Germany GDR
West Germany FRG
Ghana GHA
Great Britain GB
Greece GRE
Grenada GRN
Guam GUM
Guatemala GUA
Guinea GUI
Guinea-Bissau GBS
Guyana GUY
Haiti HAI
Honduras HON
Hong Kong HKG
Hungary HUN
Iceland ISL
India IND
Indonesia INA
Iran IRI
Iraq IRQ
Ireland IRL
Israel ISR
Italy ITA
Jamaica JAM
Japan JPN
Jordan JOR
Kazakhstan KAZ
Kenya KEN
Kiribati KIR
North Korea PRK
South Korea KOR
Kuwait KUW
Kyrgyzstan KGZ
Laos LAO
Latvia LAT
Lebanon LIB
Lesotho LES
Liberia LBR
Libya LBA
Liechtenstein LIE
Lithuania LTU
Luxembourg LUX
Macedoni MKD
Madagascar MAD
Malawi MAW
Malaysia MAS
Maldives MDV
Mali MLI
Malta MLT
Mauritania MTN
Mauritius MRI
Mexico MEX
Micronesia FSM
Moldova MDA
Monaco MON
Mongolia MGL
Montenegro MNE
Morocco MAR
Mozambique MOZ
Myanmar MYA
Namibia NAM
Nauru NRU
Nepal NEP
Netherlands NED
New Zealand NZL
Nicaragua NCA
Niger NIG
Nigeria NGR
Norway NOR
Oman OMA
Pakistan PAK
Palau PLW
Palestine PLE
Panama PAN
Papua New Guinea PNG
Paraguay PAR
Peru PER
Philippines PHI
Poland POL
Portugal POR
Puerto Rico PUR
Qatar QAT
Romania ROU
Russia RUS
Rwanda RWA
Saar SAA
Saint Kitts And Nevis SKN
Saint Lucia LCA
Saudi Arabia KSA
Senegal SEN
Serbia SRB
Seychelles SEY
Sierra Leone SLE
Singapore SIN
Slovakia SVK
South Africa RSA
Spain ESP
Sri Lanka SRI
Sudan SUD
Suriname SUR
Swaziland SWZ
Sweden SWE
Switzerland SUI
Syria SYR
Tajikistan TJK
Tanzani TAN
Thailand THA
Trinidad And Tobago TRI
Tunisia TUN
Turkey TUR
Turkmenistan TKM
Uganda UGA
Ukraine UKR
United Arab Emirates UAE
United States Of America USA
United Kingdom UK
Uruguay URU
Uzbekistan UZB
Venezuela VEN
Yugoslavia YUG
Zambia ZAM

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Watch Jackie Chan in We Are Ready (Torch Relay) Video

"Jackie Chan performs a dragon dance and part of the Olympic themed song "We Are Ready" at the celebration ceremony."

Stand Up by Jackie Chan with English Translation - Watch You tube Video

About the video:
"Stand up is the theme song for the movie, The One Man Olympics, a movie based on a real story of the very first Chinese Olmpic athlete, the short-distiance runner (100 sprinter), Liu Changchun.

This is song is sung by Jackie Chan, Leehom Wang, Stephenie sun and Han Hong."

Beijing 2008 Olympics On YouTube

Apparently, the Beijing 2008 Olympic games will appear on You tube thanks to a deal that was announced by the IOC (International Olympic Committee)with Google. Read more about how to watch the Olympic games Live online here

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Competition Schedule

Here is the official site of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with the calender giving all the details of the events that are planned. Here is the schedule of all the competitions of various games. Check it out.

Watch "We Are Ready" Theme Song For Beijing Olympics 2008 Video

Celebrate Beijing Olympics 2008 With Our Dream Song

"Welcome to Beijing" 2008 Beijing Olympics song - You tube Video

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Indian Squad For the Beijing Olympics 2008

The Indian Squad For the Beijing Olympics 2008

India has been sending its athletes and other sports persons regularly in the Olympic Games. This year it has prepared a 57- member squad for the Beijing Olympics 2008 Games. So far, India has not achieved much in the medals tally, other than a few bronze medals and some silver medals. No gold medals at all. Surprisingly, the men's hockey team will not be included this time as they failed to qualify for the games for the first time. Now that is a shame!

Here is a list of the squad that has been chosen to represent India in the Beijing Olympics 2008 Games.

Archery: Dola Banerjee, Pranitha Vardhineni, L Bombayala Devi, Mangal Singh Champia.

Athletics: Anju Bobby George (Long Jump), Krishna Poonia (Discus), Harwant Kaur (Discus), Preeja Sreedharan (10,000m), Manjit Kaur (400m), Chitra Soman (4×400m relay), Sini Jose (4×400m relay), MR Poovamma (4×400m relay), Mandeep Kaur (4×400m relay), S Geeta (4×400m relay), K Mridula (4×400m relay), J J Shobha (Heptathlon), Sushmita Singh Roy (Heptathlon), G G Pramila (Heptathlon), Vikas Gowda (Discus), Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump), Surender Singh (10000m).

Badminton: Anup Sridhar, Saina Nehwal

Boxing: Jitender (51kg), Akhil Kumar (54kg), A L Lakhra (57kg), Vijender(75kg) and Dinesh Kumar (81kg)

Judo: Khumujam Tombi Devi, Divya. Rowing: Bajrang Lal Takhar (Single M1X), Devnder Khandwal and Manjeet Singh (Light Weight Double Scull).

Shooting: Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Clay Pigeon Trap), Mansher Singh (Clay Pigeon Trap), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Clay Pigeon Double Trap), Gagan Narang (10m Air Rifle), Abhinav Bindra (10m Air Rifle), Samresh Jung (10m Air Pistol), Sanjeev Rajput (50m Rifle 3 Position), Anjali Bhagwat (50m Rifle 3 Position), Avneet Kaur Sidhu (10m Air Rifle).

Swimming: Virdawal Khade (50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle), Ankur Poseria (100m Butterfly), Sandeep Sejwal (100m, 200m Breaststrokes), Rehan Poncha (200m butterfly).

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Neha Aggarwal.

Tennis: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi (doubles), Sania Mirza (singles and doubles), Sunitha Rao (doubles). Weightlifting: L Monika Devi (69kg)

Wrestling: Sushil Kumar (66 kg Freestyle), Yogeshwar Dutt (60 kg Freestyle), Rajiv Tomar (120 kg Freestyle).

Yachting: Major NS Johal (Heavyweight Dinghy).

Apparently, our best chances of a medal lie with the boxers, shooters, archery, and probably the tennis players (Sania, and Leander Paes).

Anju Bobby George, had been pretty close to a medal in her long jump in the last Olympic games. But this year she is unable to match even her own record. Will she do anything this time? Only time will tell.

Well, our best wishes to the Indian Squad to do their best and make India proud.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Watch Total Solar Eclipse August 2008 On Youtube Video

Watch Total Solar Eclipse August 2008 On Youtube Video. This is really a spectacular sight to see. Yesterday, 1st August 2008 was a day to witness a total solar eclipse in the northern hemisphere. The rest of the world got to see only a partial eclipse. But, here is the video of the total eclipse.

Here are some amazing pictures of the solar eclipse from around the world. See them here:

Here is the news report and video of the total solar eclipse that occurred yesterday in China and could be witnessed from Canada and Russia too. watch this video report.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friendship Day

Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, greeting cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.

Learn more about the history of friendship day here:

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