India initially took an interest at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a solitary competitor Norman Pritchard winning two medals both silver in athletics. The country first sent a group to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920, and has taken an interest in each Summer Games from that point forward. India has additionally contended at a few Winter Olympic Games starting in 1964. Indian competitors have won an aggregate of 26 decorations, all at the Summer Games.
For a timeframe, India national field hockey group was overwhelming in Olympic rivalry, winning eleven awards in twelve Olympics somewhere around 1928 and 1980. The run included 8 gold awards aggregate and six progressive gold decorations from 1928–1956.
India sent its first competitor to the Olympics for the 1900 recreations, however an Indian national group did not contend at the Olympics until the 1920 Games. In front of the 1920 Olympics, Sir Dorab Tata and Governor of Bombay George Lloyd helped India secure representation at the International Olympic Council that permitted it to take part in the Olympic Games. India then sent a national group to the 1920 summer Olympic Games, including four competitors, two wrestlers, and supervisors Sohrab Bhoot and Fyzee.
In 1923-24, a temporary All India Olympic Committee was shaped, and in Feb 1924 the All India Olympic Games (that later turned into the National Games of India) were held; a couple sportsmen from these diversions were chosen to speak to India at the 1924 Paris Olympics: the Indian group at the Paris Olympics included seven competitors and seven tennis players, with Harry Crowe Buck as chief.
India's National Olympic Committee, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), that was in charge of sending groups to the Olympics, was authoritatively settled in 1927.
In 1928, the Indian Olympic Association chose seven competitors to play for India, with G. D. Sondhi as supervisor for the group. At this point, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) had likewise been built up and it sent a hockey group to the Olympics. The national hockey group and extra sportspersons were also sent to the Olympic Games in 1932 (four competitors and one swimmer) and 1936 (four competitors, three wrestlers, one Burmese weight-lifter), alongside three authorities headed by group supervisor Sondhi.
From 1948 forward, due to the Indian Olympic Association's more extensive effort, India started sending designations of more than 50 sportspersons playing for a few games each chosen by its games league to the Olympics. The designation was going by a gourmet expert de-mission.
The 2012 Summer Olympics saw a 83-part Indian unexpected partaking in the diversions, and set another best for the nation with six aggregate decorations. Wrestler Sushil Kumar turned into the main Indian with different individual Olympic decorations since Norman Pritchard in 1900. Nonetheless, both of Norman Pritchard's decorations were silver, while Sushil Kumar had one silver and one bronze.
On 4 December 2012, the IOC banned the IOA because of election issues. The Indian competitors could, be that as it may, speak to themselves in the Olympics as free members. This boycott was lifted on 11 February 2014, and all medals won in 2012 were honored to India.