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Feb 11, 2014

India returns to Olympic fold as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday, and its athletes will now be able to march behind the Indian flag at the Sochi Games closing ceremony.

India’s athletes have been competing in Sochi under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 11, 2014

India returns as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday.

Indian athletes have been competing at the Sochi Winter Games under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-India returns as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday.

Indian athletes have been competing at the Sochi Winter Games under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 10, 2014

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers, Norway armbands a no-no

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – 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.

The IOC has told at least one athlete, Australian snowboarder Tora Bright, to refrain from using a sticker.

Feb 10, 2014

Sochi volunteers filling empty seats, say organisers

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sochi Winter Olympics organisers are asking volunteers to fill some of the empty seats at venues during competition, they said on Monday.

Some 70 percent of tickets were sold prior to the event in the Russian Black Sea resort and briefs have also been put on sale at ticket offices in the city.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Sochi volunteers filling empty seats, say organisers

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Sochi Winter Olympics organisers are asking volunteers to fill some of the empty seats at venues during competition, they said on Monday.

Some 70 percent of tickets were sold prior to the event in the Russian Black Sea resort and briefs have also been put on sale at ticket offices in the city.

Feb 10, 2014

Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit.

With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more such changes.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit.

With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more such changes.

Feb 10, 2014

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers from helmets

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – 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 last month, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

The IOC has told at least one athlete, Australian snowboarder Tora Bright, to refrain from using a sticker.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-IOC bans Burke memorial stickers from helmets

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – 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 last month, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

The IOC has told at least one athlete, Australian snowboarder Tora Bright, to refrain from using a sticker.

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