NEW DELHI: India’s first woman International Olympic Committee member Nita Ambani has made it to two important commissions of the global sports governing body, including the prestigious Olympic channel.
Neeta Ambani made it to two important channels of World’s sports governing body after being a member International Olympic Committee from 2016. She made it as a prestigious Olympic channel .
Other than the Olympic Channel, the 53-year-old Ambani has also been made a member of Olympic education Commission as IOC announced the composition of 26 commissions for 2017.
She is one of the 16 members of the Olympic Channel Commission headed by United States Olympic Committee Chairman Lawrence Francis Probst.
Neeta Ambani was also a member of IOC Commission of Public affairs and Social Devlopment till last year before her working period ended.
London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has mentioned herself in IOC Athletes Commission. She was handed this membership in October last year.
“Listening to youth, entrusting youth and empowering youth is needed more than ever in the world of sport,” said Bach in an IOC Statement.
“This will contribute to keeping tomorrow’s sport and the Olympic Movement as a whole relevant, inspiring and impactful. We need to mentor and nurture the next generation of sports leaders. This recent move is a positive signal and message for the entire movement and world of sport,” he added.
29 more positions are held by women across the 26 IOC Commissions this year than last year and female members are present on each of them.