Kiren Rijiju to attend Olympic closing ceremony at Beijing

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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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