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operaThe Royal Opera House and BP have joined forces with The Olympic Museum in Lausanne to create a unique exhibition telling the Olympic story through the endeavours of ancient and modern Olympians. Hockey is represented in the Olympic story by the experiences of Balbir Singh 'Senior', the triple Olympic gold medallist, who is one of 16 iconic olympians featured in this free exhibition.

Balbir rose to fame at the London 1948 Olympic Games where he spearheaded India's attack in the final at the old Wembley Stadium against Great Britain. India won 4-0 and Balbir went on to win further gold medals for India at Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956 where he was captain. Balbir's five goals in India's 6-1 win over Holland in the Helsinki Final is still an Olympic record which is featured in the Guinness Book Of Records.

The Hockey Museum were delighted to co-ordinate Balbir's visit to the Royal Opera House last week and other events during his short stay in London.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 12 August 2012, 10am to 7pm each day.

Dil Bahra, July 2012

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