Randhir Singh appointed as honorary member of IOC

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Former Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) at the just-concluded extraordinary session of the world’s apex sports body in Monaco.

He was made a honorary member during the two-day extraordinary IOC session in Monaco from December 8 to 9.

The 68-year-old Randhir, who served as the Secretary General of the IOA from 1987 to 2012, was named for the prestigious honorary membership of the IOC after serving as a full member of the world body from India from 2001 to 2014.

Randhir Singh, a former shooter who took part in five Olympics, is the second Indian to become a honorary member of the IOC after Ashwini Kumar who also was given the prestigious membership after serving as full IOC member from India.

After Randhir’s full membership of the IOC came to an end early this year, the IOA is yet to make a recommendation for a full member of the world body from India.

A honorary member of the IOC can attend its sessions without having the right to vote.

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