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IOC lifts ban on India

India has returned to the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifted a ban on the country's Olympic Association yesterday, and its athletes will now be able to march behind the Indian flag at the Sochi Games closing ceremony.

India's athletes have been competing in Sochi under the Olympic flag due to the country's suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

On Sunday, the IOA elected a new set of officials. World Squash Federation chief N. Ramachandran was elected president with All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna becoming treasurer in polls which marked the exit of corruption-tainted Abhay Singh Chautala and Lalit Bhanot from the IOA. - Reuters.