Sports promoter & founder of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani elected as IOC member

Q.  Noted sports promoter and founder chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, ________ was elected an individual member of the IOC on 4th August 2016.
- Published on 08 Aug 16

a. Nita Ambani
b. Mukesh Ambani
c. Anil Ambani
d. Tina Ambani

ANSWER: Nita Ambani
Noted sports promoter and founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was elected as an individual member of the International Olympic Committee on 4th August 2016
  • She was elected by IOC members at the 129th session of the world body in Rio de Janeiro.
  • She became the first Indian woman to join the prestigious body governing the Olympic sports in the world.
  • Nita is the owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team franchise and founder of Indian Super League Football tournament.
  • Sir Dorabji Tata was the first person to represent India in the IOC.
  • Raja Randhir Singh is currently an honorary member after serving the body from 2000-2014.
  • Apart from Nita, 7 IOC members were elected at the 129th IOC Session ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 namely:

  • 1. Sari Essayah
    2. Ivo Ferriani
    3. Luis Moreno
    4. Auvita Rapilla
    5. Anant Singh
    6. Tricia Smith
    7. Karl Stoss

  • Besides this, two vice presidents were also elected on the executive board namely Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Edener.

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