New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today nominated Kiren Rijiju, Member of Parliament, to attend the Olympic closing ceremony at Beijing on August 24.
A five-member Indian official delegation including Rijiju left early this morning for beijing on an 11-day trip.
The delegation will study the various steps taken by the Beijing Organisation Committee in organising the best-ever Olympic event for the benefit of the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held here.
Kiren Rijiju is also a member of Commonwealth Organising Committee and vice-president of the Archery Federation of India.
The delegation will also visit various other Olympic venues besides attending the closing ceremony on August 24.
The opening ceremony on August 8 was attended by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Sports Minister M S Gill.
The second Indian delegation includes former Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist Jyotirmoyee Sikdar.
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