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PHOTOS: Indian athletes gearing up for the Games

Last updated on: July 25, 2012 10:15 IST

PHOTOS: Indian athletes gearing up for the Games

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India hockey coach Michael Nobbs says scoring field goals will be the key to the team's fortunes at the upcoming Olympics.


Image: Gurwinder Singh Chandi takes a shot
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Michael Nobbs said he expects the team to give an impressive performance, which should spur Indian hockey.


Image: Goalie Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran of India looks on during practice
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The new blue turf at the Olympic venue was dubbed slippery and bouncy by all coaches then, but Nobbs said it seemed to be less slippery from what the Indian players experienced during practice over the weekend.


Image: Coach Michael Jack Nobbs of India talks to his team
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India are placed in Group B of the men's hockey competition. Defending champions Germany and the Netherlands are the most formidable opponents India are going to confront in the pool matches.

The other teams in India's group are New Zealand, South Korea and Belgium, who all have shown their ability to break through the Indian defenses.


Image: Goalie Bharat Chetri of India gestures during practice
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With the Archery team finals scheduled on July 28 (men) and 29 (women), ahead of the individuals on August 2 (women) and Aug 3 (men), the archers will look to open the tally for India.

- ARCHERY | Player Profiles


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India's Mahesh Bhupathi attends the Team India - Pre-Olympics party at The Serpentine Gallery.


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Deepika Kumari is the reigning World No. 1 archer. She had prevailed over the world's best archers from Korea, which makes her a medal favourite this time.

-Archery: Player's profile


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The India Olympic team and delegates enter the athlete's village.


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Rohan Bopanna entered the athlete's village during a welcome ceremony with a performance by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at Olympic Park in London.


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