IOC President to meet IOA members during India visit

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2018 00:01 IST

New Delhi [India], March 27 (ANI): International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will meet the newly-elected members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Executive Board during his brief visit to New Delhi between April 18 and April 20.

The visit of IOC president, Thomas Bach and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President HE Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah will include meetings with the Indian Government including sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore April 19.

This will be followed by a meeting with the members of IOA Executive Board spearheaded by newly-elected President Narinder Dhruv Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta.

"While I cannot divulge or speculate what will be discussed during the meetings with the Indian Government and the Union Sports Minister, the IOA would certainly convey our readiness to host big-ticket multi-discipline events in India and would like to discuss how we can effectively work towards achieving IOC's Olympic Agenda 2020 strategy," said Batra.

On taking over as the President of IOC in 2013, Bach had visited India for the first time in 2015.

However, this will be the first time that he would be meeting the newly-elected board members of IOA. (ANI)