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Nita Ambani set for IOC membership as IAAF and FIFA chiefs miss out

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 June 2016, 18:08 IST

Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of the Reliance foundation, is one of the eight new names recommended for membership to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, 3 June.

The recommendations have been made by the IOC Members Election Commission, with the official voting in to take place during the IOC session from 1-4 August.

The list also has the name of South African film producer Anant Singh, but shockingly leaves out the names of newly-elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief Sebastian Coe.

The omission of Coe and Infatino surprisingly leaves IOC without any representatives from athletics and football.

Nita Ambani currently owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians, and also heads the IMG-Reliance subsidiary Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), which runs the Indian Super League (ISL), an unofficial 10-week-long football tournament.

First published: 3 June 2016, 18:08 IST
 
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