Narinder Batra is new IOC member

Narinder Batra

LAUSANNE: Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra was Wednesday elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Batra was elected to the prestigious seat during the concluding day of the IOC's 134th Session here.

He secured 58 votes out of 62 while four voted against him, PTI reports. Batra now has a rare distinction of becoming a member of IOC while heading a national Olympics committee as well as an international federation. He is the first Indian to have this distinction. He has already become the first Indian to head an international federation of an Olympics sport — the international hockey federation (FIH).