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Breaking News From The 2014 Sochi Games:
Indians at The Olympics






Sochi, Russia

Three Indians have participated in the Sochi Winter Olympics, and each has completed his run.

Himanshu Thakur finished 72nd in the men's giant slalom event, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

There were a total of 72 competitors in the race.

Cross country skier Nadeem Iqbal did a little better.

He finished 85th in the men's 15km classic run event on February 14, 2014.

Out of 87 athletes.

Luger Shiva Keshavan ended his adventure at 37th in the men's singles event, which concluded on February 9, 2014.

He was in a race consisting of a total of 39 competitors.

Keshavan also made history … and the world’s funny pages … by falling off his sled during one of his races. [See images on the right.]

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) is so excited about these unprecedented stats by any nation in its history, that it has hastened the return of prodigal India to its fold in order to ensure that these achievements are properly recorded in the history books.

In the meantime, having made us here in India so proud, the three returning Indian heroes are assured a bright future once they return home.

Reliable sources tell me that each of the three will be offered secure election tickets in the coming elections by Narendra Modi’s BJP Party.

After all, being “Olympic-Return” is almost as good as being “Canada-Return”, isn’t it? 


[Courtesy: News Report by IBN Live]

February 20, 2014

Conversation about this article

1: M. Rawlings (London, United Kingdom), February 20, 2014, 8:12 AM.

F-----g I----s !!

2: R Singh (Ottawa, Canada), February 20, 2014, 11:34 AM.

1.2 billion people. 17% of the world's population in one sad place. Not even one medal of any kind ... from a country which boasts the world's highest mountain range and the most snow! Forget medals, not even a position on the entire list of nations. Dire, utter and absolute shame. Sadly, they have no shame.

3: Sarvjit Singh (Massachusetts, USA), February 20, 2014, 11:45 AM.

I think that this article is in poor taste.

4: N Singh (Canada), February 20, 2014, 12:47 PM.

Wonderful article,! Keep them coming! @ #3 - I think Sardarji jokes are in poor taste but that never stopped the Indians in their psychological propaganda attempted to undermine the psyche of young Sikh minds! On the other hand, this piece is above-board.

5: IP Singh (Redwood City, California, USA), February 20, 2014, 1:26 PM.

I agree with Sarvjit Singh.

6: Manpreet Singh (Canton, Ohio, USA), February 20, 2014, 3:09 PM.

India is topping from the bottom ... as in everything it touches. LOL! @ Sarvjit Singh ji: Sorry, but I think your comment is in bad taste!

7: Jasmine Kaur (California, USA), February 20, 2014, 3:39 PM.

I'm grateful to both Mr Yadav and for this story. But for them, I would never have found out how shamefully bad the Indians have performed AGAIN on the world stage, and behaved (and here I mean the scoundrels who have hijacked sports in India), because otherwise the story has been buried in the Indian media amidst the usual, endless discussions on which bollywood actor is doing what, and whose mass-murders are bigger or worse. It is absolutely imperative that we bring out exactly what the nature and character are of this nation of imbeciles and criminals ... and I pointedly exclude India's Sikhs from these categorizations on the basis of solid facts. Sikhs are big-hearted and decent and will always feel bad for the underdog. But India and Indians are no underdogs. They are ... well, you know what I mean. As someone on this very site wrote only recently, FIRST THINGS FIRST! Let's deal with their criminal mischief and incompetence, and protect our future, before we turn magnanimous and teary-eyed at their stupidities. No more 'bhai, bhai!' for me with this miserable lot of good-for-nothings.

8: Uday Singh (Leeds, United Kingdom), February 20, 2014, 4:39 PM.

Indians have used the excuse of slavery for being sub-standard for a thousand years. Then, once the Sikhs helped them gain independence, the desis pleaded poverty and turned into beggars, their arms out-stretched to the world. "That's why we are so useless," they whined. Now, with newly-stolen wealth from its own masses, India claims to be amongst the world's richest and "world-class". What's its excuse now for still being a nation of sub-standard human beings? What should we do? Look the other way? Pat them on the back? Offer them sympathy? Time to pull the plug.

9: Kulwant Singh (USA), February 20, 2014, 8:04 PM.

I don't understand why the world placates these imbeciles. They behave like mischievous children. They don't follow the rules, and when they get caught, they throw a temper tantrum. We all knew they not only were they not going to win anything but they wouldn't even show up on the radar, yet they still wanted to preserve their 'image' in the world. Congratulations, India! You succeeded. The world still thinks you are a laughing stock.

10: H. Kaur (Canada), February 21, 2014, 2:40 AM.

Aren't these three poor saps the three who came to the Canadian Winter Olympics wearing individual tattered rags (no uniform)? They were the only ones like that out of all the athletes. Some Sikh-Canadian having a clothing business decided to donate them uniforms for he felt it was a shame but it was declined by India. The guy-in-charge of the athletes said they were proud of the rags. One of the athletes wanted to accept the offer -- the one who fell off the sled (I kind of feel sorry for him for that) -- and he got into trouble with their leader who was acting like the rags were something to be proud of. Apparently the corruption was so bad that the money for the uniforms had been stolen.

11: Kaala (Punjab), February 21, 2014, 10:01 AM.

Now I know why these guys were slaves for 1500 years and that they sill are!

12: Manpreet Singh (Canton, Ohio, USA), February 21, 2014, 10:20 AM.

I would also recommend that we should read this article published in The Washington Post, titled "WALK OF SHAME":

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