IOC reinstated India ‘s membership…

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The Indian flag was unfurled on 16 February 2014 at the Winter Olympics Village at Sochi, Russia at a special ceremony at International Plaza of the Mountain Village. This was done after International Olympic Committee (IOC) revoked a 14-month long suspension of the country from participation in its games.

This event of unfurling the national flag was attended by the three Indian athletes, who are talking part in the games namely Luger Shiva Keshavan, alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross country skier Nadeem Iqbal. The event was also attended by their coaches, officials of Indian Olympic Committee and President of Indian Olympic Association, N Ramachandran.

Earlier, the tri-colour of India was not unfurled at the opening ceremony of Winter Olympics at Sochi Games village as India was facing the suspension from the games. The games started on 7 February 2014 and the suspension was revoked on 11 February 2014. Earlier, the Indian participants of the Winter Olympics took part under the IOC flag.

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