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Shiva Keshavan and two other athletes are now competing under their nation's flag at the Sochi Games.

India has returned to the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee lifted a ban on the country's Olympic Association on Tuesday.

The Indian athletes walked out at the Fisht Olympic Stadium’s opening ceremony parade on Feb. 7 not behind their country’s tricolor, but under the Olympic flag as “independent athletes” -- after India was suspended from the Olympic movement in December 2012 because it failed to comply with the Olympic charter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.