The Olympic Games is a major international event in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions, where more than 200 nations participate. Held every two years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, the ancient Olympic Games were originally held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. The growing importance of the mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialization of the Games. The celebration of the Games encompasses many rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. The Games have grown in scale to the point that nearly every nation is represented. Every two years, the Olympics and its media exposure provide unknown athletes with the chance to attain national, and in particular cases, international fame. The Games also constitute a major opportunity for the host city and country to showcase itself to the world.
India in the Olympics
India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete Norman Pritchard winning two medals in athletics. The Independent nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920, and has participated in every Summer Games since then. India has also competed at several Winter Olympic Games since 1964. Indian athletes have won a total of 20 medals, mostly in field hockey. For a period of time, India’s men’s field hockey team was dominant in Olympic competition, winning eleven medals in twelve Olympiads between 1928 and 1980, including six successive gold medals from 1928–1956. The 2008 Summer Olympics has been the best ever Olympics for India with India winning three Olympic medals in three different sports and also winning first individual Olympic gold medal won by Abhinav Bindra. This year we have a number of contenders looking to bring back medals in their respective categories.
- Five-time world champion woman boxer MC Mary Kom (51kg) has qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. Women’s boxing will make its Olympic debut in three weight categories in London – 51kg, 60kg and 75kg. Asia has two slots in the 51kg division and Mary Kom has filled the second one after Asian Games gold-medalist Ren Cancan of China.
- Also in Boxing we have Vikas Krishan who has been hailed as the next big thing ever since he quit playing chess and started punching in 2003. His gold at the 2010 Asian Games announced his arrival, and his medal at the Worlds was a validation of his class. Vikas will most likely be the man to get India a boxing medal in London.
- Shiva Thapa’s career graph is hitting a peak as the Olympics approach. His disconcerting style makes him one of the smartest boxers on the circuit.
- Not to forget Vijender Singh who qualified for his third straight Olympics and this time, he says, a bronze will not be enough!
- Next up is Saina Nehwal, who has become a strong medal prospect after her dominating performance over the formidable Chinese players at the Indonesian Open.
- Abhinav Bindra still remains India’s biggest hope. Though another medal of any colour would be a huge achievement, Bindra won’t be satisfied with anything less than the gold he won four years ago.
- Ronjan Sodhi is Mr Consistent of the shooting world and is now the top-ranked double-trap shooter on the planet and may join Rajyavardhan Rathore who had made double-trap famous in India with his silver at Athens.
- Gagan Narang broke the world record in the 10m air rifle event and will once again be up against Abhinav Bindra, though he fancies his chances in the 50m 3-position and 50m prone events as well.
- The Women’s Archery team has three girls ranked as the second-best team in the world. In London they will face the Koreans, who have dominated archery events at the Olympics for several years now.
- Yogeshwar Dutt is returning from a career-threatening injury kept him away for over a year and fought the demons in his head to give his career a new lease of life, and that makes him India’s brightest wrestling hope in London.
- Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will play as a team while Leander Paes is teamed with Vishnu Vardhan. While Paes (for whom it will be a record 6th Olympics) is unhappy with this teaming, he will partner Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles.
Amenities and Spaces
With all these bright stars lighting up the Indian Constellation at the Olympic Galaxy this year, it’s time to think of the amenities and opportunities we provide our children. Do your kids grow up in a crowded locale where they have to play in parking lots and corridors? Mary Kom’s Boxing Academy in Manipur has no boxing ring. Would you want the future sportsmen of India to be deprived of basic amenities and spaces to play and excel in? Rather than live in a cramped and claustrophobic part of town, where your children are tied down by limited spaces, move to Kompally which offers large, green surroundings where nature reigns supreme. The perfect environment for a growing athlete who can well bring to India Olympic glory in the years to come. Home buyers in Hyderabad can benefit from this most sought after location in Hyderabad. Famous for it’s pristine environs and amenities, nestled in a stress free paradise in the IT hub of India is the spectacular Trident Grande. There are many international schools and entertainment malls nearby and you still retain access to important banks and of course your favorite restaurants. Trident Properties Pvt Ltd, a market leader in Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar creates residential spaces rich in design and finish, guaranteeing long term satisfaction for clients. Their hottest property is the Trident Grande @ Kompally where you can see swank apartments, restaurants, malls, prominent schools and entertainment such as Go-Karting and the Apparel Park. Kompally has risen to newer heights with a wealth of well-planned and execute projects. Development continued thanks to those who were foresighted and knew that this area will come back into demand because of the upcoming infrastructure and connectivity to that area – ORR (Outer Ring Road) and MMTS Phase 2, TRIDENT Properties with the Trident Grande stands out amongst the others like Ashoka Builders, Aparna Constructions, Splendid Aparna, Koncept Ambience, Modi Builders, Modi Properties, Manbhum Constructions to name a few.
Why live in Kompally?
- Accessible: 12 Km from Paradise, Mahindra Tech Park – 6 km, Bowenpally – 7 Km
- Affordable: These areas are seeing lot of demand for good size apartments and houses as it is still affordable here. For Eg: A bungalow in Kondapur and Gachibowli areas can cost a whopping 3.5 crores to 5 crores for a 500 square yards with a built up of 3500 sft approx. The same or superior quality bungalow in Kompally surroundings will cost 1.3 to 1.5 crores. There are also options available for Rs.50 lakhs to 1 crore bungalows with a little smaller plot sizes. A good apartment in Hi-tech City and Gachibowli areas cost a minimum of Rs.3,000 per sft to Rs.5,000 per sft and where in Kompally surroundings the best of apartments of same quality or better would cost Rs.1850 to 2200 per sft because of the huge land cost difference.
- ORR – Outer Ring Road
- MMTS – Second phase of MMTS connecting Secunderabad to Medchal
- Pure Residential Zone: These areas are primarily pure residential zones and would be a preferred destination for end users and long term investors
- More Green: Fresh air and green spaces are a guarantee in these localities
- More organized Residential Development: Better Roads, Social Infrastructure, Greenery and easy access to Public Transport
- Ground Water: These areas are known for fertile land and good ground water since years as compared to the rocky areas which are being converted into expensive residential destinations
- Entertainment and Events: This locality now boasts of super markets, restaurants like Dhola-ri-dhani, Dominos etc and Dhabas, Cineplex’s and games zone such as Go-Karting etc. The area now also boasts of large convention halls suitable for Business Conferences and Big Fat Indian Weddings
- Education Institutes and Schools: CMR Engineering College, Oakridge, DRS International, Jain International School, Neeraj International School, St.Anns, Sadhu Vadhwani School, Shiva Shivani, etc.
- Many Hospitals/Nursing Homes in the close vicinity
Free Yourself from Confined Spaces
Do you want to stay in a pigeon hole, which are well located instead of driving few extra kilometers, to give your family a lifestyle shift at affordable prices. It is not in the distant future that these localities will see appreciation, better than other areas once the new infrastructure which is aggressively underway is operational. Cash in on this 6 months to 1 year window in these areas to invest and reap benefits in the future.