Birendra Prasad Baishya named as India’s Chef de Mission for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Birendra Prasad Baishya has been named as India’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. it is for the first time that the sport of Weightlifting has been accorded with the honour of Chef de Mission for the Olympics. Baishya is also one of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vice Presidents. He is a former Union minster and a former Rajya Sabha Member from Assam. The Japanese capital –Tokyo – will host the Games for the second time in 2020 after having organised it 56 years back in 1964.