On Sunday, After a long time, India finished its come back to the Olympic family when Indian flag was raised at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the South Asian country.
India had been banned since December 2012 after decisions at its Olympic association (IOA) saw a defilement polluted authority voted in as secretary general.The IOC lifted the boycott on February 11 emulating crisp decisions a week ago, permitting it to be stand for at the Olympics and carrying the sum number of countries contending at Russia’s first Winter Games to 88.
Ten days into the XXII Winter Olympics, the Indian national flag was at last permitted to spread out at the Olympic games at Sochi on February 16.The spreading out function went to by a diverse aggregation of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s recently choose President N Ramachandran and different invitees, denoted the fruitful return of India to the Olympic fold.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifted the 14-month old boycott on India emulating Sunday`s decision which chose World Squash Federation head and more youthful sibling of BCCI supervisor N Srinivasan, N Ramachandran as the president of IOA. Notwithstanding, the proclamation of the denial arrived two days after the decisions at an ad-hoc meeting of IOC`s official board in Sochi.
India has three contenders contending in Sochi – luger Shiva Keshavan, alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross country skier Nadeem Iqbal. Throughout the opening function of the Games at the Black Sea resort, they walked under the IOC flag and have been contending as autonomous contenders.
Presently, with seven days left to the end service, Indian delegates will have the capacity to wear the official IOC dress with India composed over it, and can use the Tricolor as a part of authority occasions incorporating the end function on February 23.
After this decision and flag march Ramachandran said, “The point when the IOC lifted our boycott amidst an Olympic occasion, its the first occasion when its happened and I am sincerely appreciative to the IOC President Thomas Bach for having lifted the boycott inside two days.”