外文标题：India back in Olympic fold as IOC revokes ban on IOA
NEW DELHI: Ousted from the Olympic movement due to tainted officials and government interference more than a year ago, India's exile came to an end on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed the country back into the fold within days of fresh elections in the scam-riddled IOA.
"The IOC Executive Board (EB) reinstated the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of India, the Indian Olympic Association, during an ad-hoc meeting in Sochi on Tuesday," the IOC said in a statement.
"The EB took this decision following a report about the IOA's General Assembly and elections for a new Board, which were successfully held on 9 February 2014 and observed by an IOC delegation headed by IOC member Robin Mitchell," it added.
The IOC lifted the 14-month old ban after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) barred charge-framed officials from its fresh election in which World Squash Federation chief and younger brother of BCCI boss N Srinivasan, N Ramachandran, was elected as the president.
The decision comes after the IOC's three observers for the elections left Indian shores "satisfied with the IOA elections promising to submit a "favourable report to the IOC president".
Raja (South Australia)
Shameless politicians are responsible for this mess.
Tvenak B (US)
What is the use of this chore now? We certainly missed Indian Flag during the opening ceremonies in Sochi. Shame on Govt. of India. There is no national pride. Hopefully Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will not be banned again before the Rio Olympics in August 2016.
Subhra Mandal (Lexington)
A relief news....
Now atleast Indian atheletes wont suffer
Manish Gamare (Unknown)
One of the good news in a gloomy circumstances faced by every Indian
lol a lil tooo late....bezti hogaya.
It is shameful that it is due to inernational pressure that made such corrupt officials to exit. Why our govt could not do it in first place??
Palash Rajani (indore)
What did the IOA thought that the IOC would surrender in front of India as the Olympics would come closer, but to their surprise IOC didnt surrendered and at the end what we have to face is disappointment.
Shrinath Saravanan (Unknown)
Its good news really. Now the contested can fight for the country. The ban would have been revoked earlier had the IOA conducted elections as soon as IOC banned them.
Don't be thankful you bunch of morons. ...... don't forget you needed a respected world body to tell you that corrupt officials cannot be elected to am international committee. This is a shame of epic proportions. The Indian athletes should be proud to march under the Olympic flag at Sochi than under a ' tainted ' Indian one.
Pinaki Das (Daund)
Good news for India. We are happy. Now IOA please don't hurt the people of India again doing the same shame work. Take some lesson to be fair & honest in your job & don't corrupt yourself again.
Indian Dan (Unknown)
Well done India - as usual, always too late. The Olympics have already started and Indian athletes are competing under the Olympic flag. Why weren't these elections held a week earlier, when we would have been spared the international embarrassment ?
Tapan Naskar (KM)
The corruption is the reason why in spite of large population, India fail to produce good sportmen. The selection procedures of sport personal is too much corrupted.
Kuldip Parmar (Phagwara)
It is pleasing to see India back in Olympics.Sports persons aspirations and ambitions can be a reality.
Asram Sixty (delhi)
Indian athletes will now be able to compete under the national flag
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Sujit Kumar Pradhan (Unknown)
Lift of 14-year old ban. Good news. Again we will see our tricolour in the game/events.
Natarajan (Toronto, Canada) replies to Sujit Kumar Pradhan
There was a time when we used to be ashamed when we would return without medal. Now forget about medal, even seeing the tricolor in the event is an achievement for us. What standard we have set for ourselves. Really shameful.
Its tough to control corruption in India..Who knows what will happen next .will the new team function honestly
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...if only they had fixed this earlier...like other participating nations..!!
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Hopefully newly elected sports body will work properly & honestly
Naman Shukla (Unknown)
atlast the tricolor will not be disrespected.hope we can make the national anthem sound in Sochi
VERY GOOD WE GETTING BACK TO AN IOC MEMBER AFTER WE REMOVED THE CORRUPT FROM OUR IOA BODY.
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