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Nita Ambani's nomination to IOC: This is how legendary Indian sports personalities reacted!

Ambani is the first Indian woman to be nominated to the IOC.

Nita Ambani's nomination to IOC: This is how legendary Indian sports personalities reacted!

New Delhi: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita Ambani was on Friday nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and will become the first Indian woman to be on the apex sporting body if she gets elected at the IOC Session scheduled from August 2 to 4.

"Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation has been nominated as a candidate to be a new member, pending election, of the IOC," a statement said.

The election will be held at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro on August 2-4.

The independent selection process follows a new procedure for recruitment of IOC members based on the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations. Once elected, she will continue to be a member until the age of 70.

Ambani is the first Indian woman to be nominated to the IOC.

Some of India's greatest sports personalities took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to express their sentiments about this new development.

 

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