Randhir Singh

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Administrator
Full nameRandhir•Singh Ji
Used nameRandhir•Singh
Born18 October 1946 in Patiala, Punjab (IND)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
NOC India


Randhir Singh was a five-time Olympian in sport shooting, always competing in trap shooting. He also competed at four Asian Games, winning three medals, one of each color. He was the son of Raja Bhalindra Singh, who was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1947-92.

Randhir Singh studied at Yadvindra Public School, in Patiala, and graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in history. He became secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association in 1987, holding that position until 2012. He also served as secretary-general of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) from 1991-2015, and in 2021 became acting President of the OCA, after sanctions against Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. Singh was a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board from 2003-05.

In 2001 Randhir Singh was co-opted as an IOC Member, serving on the committee until 2014, when he stepped down and was made an Honorary Member. During his time as an IOC Member he served on the following commissions: Olympic Games Study (2002-03), Sport for All (2004-13), Women and Sport (2006-13), Coordination for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010 (2008-11), and the International Olympic Truce Foundation (2007-14).

Randhir Singh was instrumental in bringing the 2010 Commonwealth Games to Delhi, India, and he was also vice-chair of the Organizing Committee. He has been a member of the Association of National Olympic Committees Executive Board since 2002.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Shooting IND Randhir Singh
Trap, Open (Olympic) 17
1972 Summer Olympics Shooting IND Randhir Singh
Trap, Open (Olympic) 44
1976 Summer Olympics Shooting IND Randhir Singh
Trap, Open (Olympic) =21
1980 Summer Olympics Shooting IND Randhir Singh
Trap, Open (Olympic) 21
1984 Summer Olympics Shooting IND Randhir Singh
Trap, Open (Olympic) =35

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
NOC International Olympic Committee 2001—2014 IND Randhir Singh
Honorary International Olympic Committee 2015— IND Randhir Singh
President Olympic Council of Asia 2021— IND Randhir Singh

Olympic family relations

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