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Batra quits international hockey and Indian Olympic roles, resigns from IOC

IOC president Thomas Bach (L) and FIH president Narinder Batra (R) look on during the men's semi-final match between India and Belgium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Narinder Batra has today (Monday) stepped down as president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and resigned his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), citing “personal reasons”.

Batra made the announcement in three separate letters addressed to the FIH, IOA and IOC which have been widely reported by Indian media. The development comes a fortnight after the Delhi High Court refused to halt an order set out in May which voided his presidency of the IOA.

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