Chef de Mission for Tokyo Olympics

Chef de Mission for Tokyo Olympics

Question: Who is named as the Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
(a) Birendra Prasad Baishya
(b) Vijendra Singh
(c) Narinder Dhrv Batra
(d) Rajeev Mehta
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Birendra Prasad Baishya, currently serving as President of Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) was named Chef de Mission for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • This marks history for being the first time that Weightlifting has been accorded with the honour of Chef de Mission in the history of Olympics.
  • Birendra Prasad Baishya is also one of the Indian Olympic Association Vice Presidents besides holding several other positions like Vice President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation and Vice President of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation.

Links:
http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=357862
https://www.iwf.net/2019/01/14/tokyo-olympics-birendra-prasad-baishya-will-indias-chef-de-mission/

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