Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, PV Sindhu & Mirabai elected as IOA Athletes Commission member

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  • Olympic medallists MC Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and Gagan Narang were among 10 eminent sportspersons elected as members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Athletes Commission.
  • All the 10 elected members of the apex body, five men and as many women, won unopposed in the polls. Under the new constitution of the Indian Olympic Association which was adopted on November 10, the athletes commission is to have equal representation of male and female members.
  • Shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first Olympic individual gold medalist, and former hockey captain Sardar Singh will join the commission as members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), both with voting rights.
  • Bindra was elected as a member of the IOC Athletes Commission for eight years in 2018 while Sardar Singh became a member of the OCA Athletes Commission for four years in 2019.

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