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Narinder Batra elected as a member of the IOC

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Narinder Batra elected as a member of the IOC

Details:

  • Narinder Batra secured 58 votes out of 62 while four voted against him to get elected to the prestigious seat during the IOC Session.
  • His election is linked to his function in a National Olympic Committee- that is president of IOA.
  • Batra now has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC, while heading a National Olympic Committee as well as an international federation.
  • He has already become the first Indian to head an international federation of an Olympic sport- that of FIH.
  • With the election of Batra, the number of Indians who are currently active members of IOC will rise to two.
  • Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani was elected as an individual member of the IOC in 2016.
  • She is the first Indian woman to be elected to the prestigious seat.
  • Former IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh served as a member of the IOC from 2001 to 2014 and has been made an honorary member since then.

Question:

Q. Which IOA and FIH chief has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)?
a. Naresh Batra
b. Narinder Batra
c. Naveen Batra
d. Nitin Batra

Narinder Batra elected as a member of the IOC Narinder Batra elected as a member of the IOC Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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