Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman member of IOC

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Nita Ambani will be a member of the International Olympic Committee. She is among the eight new members elected to the body according to reports.

Nita Ambani heads the Reliance Foundation and is the chairperson of the franchise-based Indian Super League soccer tournament called the Indian Super League football tournament. She was nominated for the post in June this year and is the only individual member from India. Her appointment at the world body is until she attains the age of 70.

“I have always believed in the power of sport to shape our youth. I believe that sports brings together communities, cultures, and generations has the power to unify and unite people. I look forward to spreading the spirit of Olympics and sports across our nation,” Nita Ambani is reported to have said.