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India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games
India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games

MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice track, and he has represented his country at the last four Winter Olympics. But not this year. In a dispute over corruption-tainted Indian athletic officials, the International Olympic Committee suspended India's membership, which means it cannot participate in the Games in Sochi, Russia, which begin Friday. Keshavan and two Indian skiers who have qualified for the Games will compete as "independent athletes"...

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