Indian Olympic Association (IOC) President Narinder Batra was on Wednesday elected a member of the International Olympic Committee, a statement said. He secured 58 votes out of 62, while four votes went against him. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC Committing Upto $800 Million For Postponed Tokyo Olympics
The announcement was made at the IOC session in Lausanne. Batra is the president of the Indian Olympic Association. Batra now has the rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC while heading a National Olympic Committee as well as an international federation. Also Read - IOC President Thomas Bach's Japan Visit Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani is also a member of the IOC and was elected as an individual member in 2016. Also Read - IOC President Reacts on Tokyo Olympics Postponement, Says '2021 Tokyo Games Will be Celebration of Humanity'