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IOA should learn a lesson from suspension: Olympians

The Indian sports fraternity today heaved a sigh of relief on the country`s return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so that the embarrassing episode is never repeated.

14-month Oly exile helped India clean up its system: Jitendra

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said India`s 14-month exile from the Olympic movement has come as a blessing in disguise as the hiatus forced the country to clean up the system.

India returns to Olympic fold

Two days after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) successfully conducted its elections, the International Olympic Committee has lifted India`s 14-month old ban from Olympics.

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers from helmets

Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

No mourning symbols, IOC tells athletes

International Olympic chiefs on Monday warned athletes against wearing symbols of mourning for lost loved ones during competitions at the Sochi 2014 Games.

IOA elects N Ramachandran as president

India could return the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body, after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) successfully conducted its elections and declared N Ramachandran as the president of the IOA

Bubka confident for Lviv bid despite Ukraine turmoil

Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergey Bubka on Sunday said the protests rocking Ukraine would not harm its ambitious bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the western city of Lviv.

AIFF barred from participating in IOA elections

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was on Sunday prohibited from participating in the Indian Olympic Association`s (IOA) election for failure to present proper documents for the electoral process.

IOA polls today, India likely to return to Olympic fold

Slammed by the sporting fraternity for bringing shame on the country, a beleaguered IOA will hold its much-awaited elections today which is expected to clear the decks for India`s return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body.

IOA polls today, India likely to return to Olympic fold

Slammed by the sporting fraternity for bringing shame on the country, a beleaguered IOA will hold its much-awaited elections today which is expected to clear the decks for India`s return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body.

Indians, but no Tricolour at the Sochi Olympics

At Sochi Olympics, three Indians are also participating but as independent athletes since they won`t be able to represent the country.

Anti-doping`s biggest ally is time: WADA chief

Drugs cheats can run but they cannot hide as testers can wait for years to retest samples that will eventually root out any doping offenders, World Anti-Doping Agency chief Craig Reedie said on Friday.

Lack of World Cup doping lab won`t affect testing: WADA

The absence of an accredited doping laboratory at the World Cup in Brazil in June will not affect drug testing, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie said on Friday.

Ten things you must know about the Sochi Games

The opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Games is just round the corner. Here are some facts, you must know before the onset of the Games at Sochi.

BWF president Høyer elected to IOC

Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Høyer was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here Friday.

CSI tells IOC, IOA elections could be challenged in court

Calling on the International Olympic Committee to stop Abhay Singh Chautala and Lalit Bhanot from being part of the IOA`s Electoral College, Clean Sports India (CSI) has told the IOC that given the "anomalies", the polls could end up being challenged in courts here.

FIFA boss Blatter wants IOC age limit scrapped

World soccer boss Sepp Blatter wants the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age limits for members, saying they should be voted out only if they are incapable of performing their duties.

Wrestling`s Olympic return is music to Putin`s ears

Wrestling`s quickfire return to the Olympic programme was music to the ears of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally lobbied for its return last year.

Pro-gay demos worldwide to target Sochi games sponsors

Demonstrations are planned in 19 cities worldwide Wednesday seeking to persuade sponsors of the upcoming Winter Olympics to pull out over the country`s anti-gay laws.

Stop using Games for cheap political gain - IOC chief

The Sochi Winter Olympics are a purely sporting event which should not be used by uninvited guests to score political points, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.