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Raja Randhir SINGH

Raja Randhir SINGH

Randhir SINGH
Entry in the IOC 2001
Country IND (India)
Born 18 October 1946
Senior Cambridge-Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; B.A. in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi; D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Government of India

Sports practised
Shooting (trap and skeet), golf, swimming, squash, cricket

Sports career
Represented India in shooting (1963-1994) six times at the Olympic Games (Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984), four times at the Asian Games (Bangkok 1978, New Delhi 1982, Seoul 1986 and Hiroshima 1994) and at the Commonwealth Games (Edmonton 1978); won Gold Medal in Shooting at Bangkok Asian Games and Bronze (individual) and Silver (team) at the Asian Games, New Delhi, 1982

Sports administration
Honorary Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) (1987-2014); Secretary General of Olympic Council of Asia (1991-); Founder Secretary General of the Afro-Asian Games Council (1998-2007); Member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (1987-2010); Member of the ANOC Executive Council (2002-); Member of the ANOC working group; Member of the WADA Foundation Board (2003-2005)

Awards and distinctions
Arjuna Award, 1979 (India’s highest Sports Award); Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award, 1979 (State Sports Award); Merit Award from OCA, 2005; Merit Award from ANOC, 2006; Olympic Order, Silver (2014)

IOC History
Member of the IOC from 2001 to 2014; Honorary Member since 2014; Member of the following commissions: Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), Sport for All (2004-2013), Women and Sport (2006-2013), Coordination for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 (2008-2011); Olympic Truce Foundation (2007-)