On May 27, 2020, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, 63 years old, was appointed as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission. Batra also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
i.About Narinder Batra: Batra also served as the president of Hockey India (2014-2016) and Asian Hockey Federation (2003-2013). He was also the treasurer of Delhi & District Cricket Association between 2003 to 2013.
ii.The Olympic Channel Commission advises the IOC (International Olympic Committee) session, the IOC Executive Board, the IOC President & provides guidance throughout the launch and operation of the Olympic Channel.
iii.The responsibilities of the Olympic Channel Commission are to:
- Advise the growth & development of the Olympic Channel from its initial launch phase through to its mature and established form.
- It is integral to the worldwide promotion of the Olympic Movement and its values, by means of the Olympic Channel.
- Providing a forum through which all key stakeholders of the Olympic Movement (specifically the International Federations, National Olympic Committees, Rights-Holding Broadcasters and Olympic sponsors), as well as senior professional experts, can contribute their specific know-how, ideas and feedback regarding the Olympic Channel, and provide comment on its approach, content, appearance and strategy.
- It plays a key role through which the Olympic Channel will be able to draw upon the valuable knowledge and expertise of its core stakeholders, and ensure their contributions are made available to the responsible governing bodies of the Olympic Channel.
About International Olympic Committee (IOC):
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.
President– Thomas Bach.