IOC chief to meet newly-elected members of IOA in April
On his way back from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, the International Olympic Committee chief, Mr Tomas Bach, will visit India to meet and interact with not only the executive committee of the Indian Olympic Association but also the officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The IOC chief will be accompanied by the Olympic Council of Asia Chief. Sheikh Ahmad Ali Sabah.
The three-day visit will also be a step of projecting India as a venue for holding multi-disciplinary sports events. The visiting IOC and OCA chiefs will also watch an exhibition game of Hockey 5s. It may be pertinent to mention that India is competing both in boys and girls sections of Youth Olympic Games Hockey 5s qualifying tournament in Bangkok from April 25 to 29.
The visit of IOC President and the ANOC & OCA President will include potential meetings with the Indian Government including the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, on April 19. This will be followed by a meeting with the Members of IOA Executive Board spearheaded by newly-elected President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra and Secretary General Mr. Rajeev Mehta.