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Olympian Adille Sumariwalla appointed IOA President

1980 Moscow Olympian Adille Sumariwalla has been appointed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 28 Aug 2022 5:13 AM GMT

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwalla has been appointed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The 64-year-old is expected to hold the post until the fresh elections to the Executive Council of IOA are held.

"The majority members of the IOA Executive Committee vide letters dated July 2022 have co-opted the undersigned to be the President of the IOA till such time as fresh elections to the Executive Council of the IOA are held," a statement signed by Adille Sumariwalla read.


Sumariwalla, thus, becomes the first-ever Olympian to be appointed as the President of IOA. He had represent India in the men's 100m sprint during the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Earlier in July this year, former President Narinder Batra had vacated the top position of IOA citing personal reasons.



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