1936 Olympics Hockey team pics?

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1936 Olympics Hockey team pics?

Post by dan-erik » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi, I am doing some research on some old photographs in my collection. And I have few pics depicting some training activities at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. The back mentions "India", and since (as far as I know) the only participants at those games, coming from India, were the players in the hockey team.
Two of the pictures can be viewed here:

https://imgur.com/a/WEyqr

Does anybody here recognize any of the people seen in the pictures perhaps?

The guy on the pole is doing a very advanced circus act, so I assume he has nothing to do with hockey at all

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Re: 1936 Olympics Hockey team pics?

Post by rajitghosh » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:35 pm

Great question. Read Boria Majumdar's book of India's history in the Olympics. In 1936 a contingent from Maharashtra went to demonstrate rural Indian sports. Even kabaddi was part of it. I don't have the book with me right now but you may find the names of the participants there. So kabaddi and other Indian rural sports have been part of the Olympics. By the way India participated in regular sports other than hockey.

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