Nita Ambani appointed as International Olympic Committee member


The chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani has become the first Indian women to be choosen as International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. Nita Ambani’s appointment at the world body is until she reaches the age of 70. 

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In June 2016, Ambani was recommended by IOC Executive Board but on Thursday she was selected by IOC members in Rio de Janeiro at the 129th Session. 

The choice procedure takes after another strategy for the enrollment of IOC individuals taking into account the Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals. The people are designated on legitimacy and after that chose by existing IOC individuals.

"I am truly humbled and overwhelmed to be elected by the IOC. This is a recognition of the growing importance of India in the world stage and a recognition for Indian women,'' said Ambani. 

She added that, "I have always believed in the power of sport to shape our youth. I believe that sports bring together communities, cultures, and generations have the power to unify and unite people. I look forward to spreading the spirit of Olympics and sports across our nation." 

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Nita Ambani has been regularly taken initiatives in the area of education, sports, health and art and culture. Moreover, she is also promoting sports at the grass root level across the country.