Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani Nominated to Become a Member of the IOC

The country has yet another reason to be proud. Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani has recently been nominated as a potential member for the International Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the body responsible for conducting the winter and summer Olympics as well as Paralympics. If her candidature is accepted, she will become the first Indian woman on the panel.

About IOC

The International Olympic Committee is the sole point of contact between other sports bodies like International Sports Federations (ISFs), Organizing Committees for Olympic Games (OCOGs), United Nations agencies, National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and athletes.

Nomination process

The electoral event is expected to be held on the 129th IOC session from August 2nd to the 4th, at Rio de Janeiro. The term expiration for elected candidates is till they reach 70 years of age which means Mrs. Nita Ambani will hold office till she reaches the age. She has been nominated under the category for volunteers wherein she will represent the IOC movement in India.

Nita’s response to her nomination

With regard to her nomination, Nita spoke about the significance of sports and its ability to unite people. She further expressed her gratitude to the International Olympic Committee for the chance, and views it as a wonderful opportunity for India to be acknowledged on a global platform. Many have attributed her election to her noteworthy contribution in the education as well as sports industry.

A proud moment for India

Following the news, Nita Ambani has been flooded with greetings from many organizations like Hockey India. Referring to her nomination, Hockey India President, Narinder Batra was all praise for Mrs. Ambani. He highlighted her active participation in the field of sports, calling her the perfect delegate to represent India on the committee.

So far, Nita Ambani’s involvement in promoting various sports in the country has not only earned her recognition, but has also helped pick out the best talent from across the country.

Congratulatory messages

Her impending election has been met with much fervor back home, with many celebrities and sportspersons taking to social media to congratulate her. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar expressed his happiness by referring to her nomination as an empowering experience for the country as well as women in India. Sports greats like Abhinav Bindra and Sania Mirza also wished Nita on her achievement.

Actor Shahrukh Khan stated on his Twitter handle that Nita Ambani could now keep up her good work by promoting sports at a grassroots level. Anil Kapoor too lauded the lady and said that it was a great step ahead for Indian sports.


Nita Ambani has been nominated by the International Olympic Committee to be a member of the sports authority.


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