Sports | Gallery

Photographs: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

  • Athens 2004: Complete coverage
    August 4, 2004

    Feroze Khan, the world's second oldest living Olympian, displays the gold medal he won at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. He was a member of India's first national field hockey team.

    Just weeks before the Athens Games begin, just before his 100th birthday in September, Khan -- who now lives in Pakistan -- said discipline and accepting the challenge earned him Olympian glory 76 years ago.

    No athlete, he said, can win gold at the Games without these golden rules.

    From the Amsterdam Games in 1928 to the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, India's hockey teams won six consecutive gold medals at the Olympics. The 1928 Games also marked the debut of India's hockey wizard Dhyan Chand. India won only two gold medals in hockey after 1956, in 1964 at Tokyo and in 1980 at Moscow.

    Article Tools Email this article
    Write us a letter

    Copyright © 2004 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.