Naresh Aneja to be a jury for Rio Olympics

After reaching the cap of 50 years of age for refereeing as stipulated by FIBA, Aneja became FIBA Commissioner. He has played his role in three Asian Games, three World junior championships apart from many Asian championships.

The jury members will supervise officials and monitor officiating and refereeing.   -  Reuters

One of the seasoned basketball officials in the country, Naresh Aneja, has been appointed as a jury member, representing Asia, for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that starts on August 5. The other jury members will be two from the international basketball federation FIBA, two from Europe, one each from Oceania, Africa and the Americas.

The jury members will supervise officials and monitor officiating and refereeing. After Snehal Bendke functioned as a referee in the London Olympics, this is the second opportunity for an Indian official in the Olympics. ‘’This is a great honour for me’’, said Aneja, an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce in the Capital, who had represented Delhi for 14 years, and had made the All-Star junior team. He served Delhi Police and became Assistant Commissioner of Police, winning the President’s medal twice for Meritorius Services and Distinguished Services.

After reaching the cap of 50 years of age for refereeing as stipulated by FIBA, Aneja became FIBA Commissioner. He has played his role in three Asian Games, three World junior championships apart from many Asian championships. As part of the monitoring process, Aneja will have the official Polar M400 training set, consisting of a wrist computer and a heart rate belt. All the officials will reach Rio on the afternoon of July 28 and will have pre-competition camp from July 29 to August 2.

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