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IOC officially lifts provisional ban imposed on India

NEW DELHI: The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday lifted all provisional measures and restrictions imposed on India with regards to awarding and website hosting any global sports events in the country with rapid impact.

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The ban was lifted soon after the Indian govt had given a written ensure to the IOA and IOC that each one athletes who qualify for global events being held in India might be granted access into the rustic.

The IOC letter, written through James Macleod - Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, to IOA president Narinder Batra, mentioned: "The IOC Executive Board (EB) has examined the situation at its meeting today and understands that, with this letter, the principle of non-discrimination of athletes and teams participating in any future international sports events in India will be fully respected, so that all eligible athletes and sporting delegations, as determined by the international sports organisations concerned, will be allowed to enter the country and participate in any such international sports events irrespective of their country of origin."

The IOC also stated the letter sent to them through IOA chief Batra on June 18 which also integrated the self-explanatory letter of ensure from the Indian govt.

The global body also thanked IOA and the Indian govt for their joint efforts and cooperation in resolving the placement.

The IOC had decided to "suspend all discussions" with India regarding website hosting of global wearing events after Pakistani shooters weren't issued visas for the World Cup held in New Delhi in February this year.

As a result, World wrestling body (UWW) moved the junior Asian wrestling championship out of India. The country also lost the website hosting rights of the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup because of the same issue, even though the national tennis federation maintained that it let pass of the events because of financial constraints.

The IOC had also revoked the Olympic qualification status for 2 quota puts in the 25m fast fire match from the New Delhi World Cup because of the denial of visas to the Pakistani shooters in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist assault during which 40 CRPF group of workers had been killed.

Last year, India did not give visas to boxers from Kosovo for the world girls's championships in Delhi. India does now not have diplomatic ties with Kosovo as of now.

After the taking pictures global cup furore, the IOC had mentioned that it'll now not allow India to organise Olympic-related events in future, until written assurances got through the federal government on participation of all eligible athletes.

(With inputs from PTI)

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