IOC lifts India’s suspension in time for Winter Games

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SOCHI, Russia — The International Olympic Committee has lifted India’s suspension in time for the flag to fly at the Sochi Winter Games.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says the reinstatement “takes immediate effect” and Indian athletes, who were competing independently under the Olympic flag, can now represent India.

He also said that a special flag raising ceremony will be held in the Olympic Village in Sochi.

The Indian Olympic Association ended the stand-off by holding elections on Sunday after amending its constitution to comply with the Olympic guidelines.

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