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Three athletes represented India at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They did not win any medals. Typically for the Summer Olympics, Indian Olympic athletes are supported indirectly (through jobs for athletes at the Ministry of Railways[1]), augmented by private support from various sources, including (this year) support and uniforms provided by Indo-Canadians.[2] At the 2010 Winter Olympics, two skiers, both Ladakh Scouts and graduates of the High Altitude Warfare School, are supported indirectly by the Indian Army,[3] while the third athlete has cobbled together late-arriving Ministry of Sports support, augmented by contributions from two corporations, Swissair and Limca.[1]

India at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of India.svg
NOCIndian Olympic Association
in Vancouver
Competitors3 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Shiva Keshavan
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.


Alpine skiingEdit

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Jamyang Namgial Men's giant slalom 1:46.77 1:48.15 3:34.92 81

Cross-country skiingEdit

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Tashi Lundup 15 kilometre freestyle 41:36.8 8:00.5 83


Shiva Keshavan received 450,000 rupees from five Indian lawyers to purchase a new luge for competition after his previous luge - held together by duct tape and screws - broke during training in November.[2] This was in addition to the funding equivalent to $US20,000 he received from the Ministry of Sports in 2009, money he got after being awarded a bronze medal at the Asian Championships.[1] Although Keshavan had represented his country thrice before, in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Salt Lake City in 2002 and again in Torino in 2006, 2009 was the first time he received any government support.[4]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Behind Rank
Shiva Keshavan Men's singles 49.561 49.529 49.597 49.786 3:18.473 +5.388 29


  1. ^ a b c Hannon, Elliot (9 February 2010). "In India, Many Top Work on the Railroad". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  2. ^ a b "Indian Olympic team get donated uniforms in Vancouver". BBC News. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  3. ^ "Life takes an Olympic turn for Leh's Jamyang and Tashi". Hindustan Times. Yahoo! News India. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14.[dead link]
  4. ^ "3-man Indian Olympic team gets donated uniforms". CBC News. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14.