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Nita Ambani First Indian Woman To Join International Olympic Committee
Nita Ambani First Indian Woman To Join International Olympic Committee

Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation has become the first Indian woman member of International Olympic Committee.

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She was elected at the 129th IOC Session in Rio on Thursday.

Sir Dorabji Tata was the first Indian representative in the IOC while Raja Randhir Singh is currently a honorary member of the IOC and he was a member from 2000-2014.

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Mrs Ambani was nominated for the membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in June earlier this year.

Technically, as per the Olympic Charter and the IOC rules, the category under which Ambani is being considered is the one for volunteers who represent the IOC and Olympic Movement in their country. They are not delegates of their country within the IOC.