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Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn Olympic ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-India elects new officials in bid to overturn ban

NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Jan 21, 2014

Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.

Jan 21, 2014

Soccer-Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.

Jan 17, 2014

Indian luger Keshavan undeterred by icy apathy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sixteen years after hurtling down the ice on a borrowed luge at the 1998 Nagano Games, India’s Shiva Keshavan will make his fifth Winter Olympic appearance in Sochi next month, still supported more by goodwill than the system.

Winter sports languish at the bottom of the pecking order in cricket-mad India, leaving athletes short on funding and crying out for attention.

Jan 17, 2014

Olympics-Indian luger Keshavan undeterred by icy apathy

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Sixteen years after hurtling down the ice on a borrowed luge at the 1998 Nagano Games, India’s Shiva Keshavan will make his fifth Winter Olympic appearance in Sochi next month, still supported more by goodwill than the system.

Winter sports languish at the bottom of the pecking order in cricket-mad India, leaving athletes short on funding and crying out for attention.

Jan 16, 2014

Sochi-bound Indian athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month’s Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.

While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal’s participation remains in doubt barely three weeks before the Games open in Russia.

Jan 16, 2014

India’s Sochi-bound athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month’s Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.

While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal’s participation remains in doubt barely three weeks before the Games open in Russia.