Indian Weightlifting Federation, President, Shri Birendra Prasad Baishya was officially appointed as the Chef-de-Mission (CDM) for forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics by Indian Olympic Association.
Birendra Prasad Baishya is also the Vice President of Indian Olympic Association besides holding several other positions like Executive Board Member – International Weightlifting Federation, Vice President of Asian Weightlifting Federation and Vice President of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation.
@ioaindia is happy to announce that Mr B. P. Baishya, President @WeightliftingIN is appointed as the Chef de Misson of #TeamIndia @Tokyo2020 #OlympicGames! #RoadToTokyo2020#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/YFvS3v0bl8
— Team India (@ioaindia) January 10, 2019
It was for the first time that the sport of weightlifting has been accorded with the honor of Chef-de-Mission of the Olympic Games.
The former Union Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament have been instrumental in establishing the sport of weightlifting amongst one of the clean sports at World level in recent past.