Colonel Dr Bibhu Kalyan Nayak of Odisha has been appointed as the medical officer by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for Tokyo Olympics 2020
Bhubaneswar, Jun 20: Colonel Dr Bibhu Kalyan Nayak of Odisha has been appointed as the medical officer by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for Tokyo Olympics 2020, officials said on Sunday.
A native of Bhubaneswar, Dr Nayak, is the first Indian doctor to be named as medical officer of FIH for hockey discipline for the Olympics Games to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Earlier, Dr Nayak had served as medical officer for the prestigious Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup held at the iconic Kalinga Stadium here in 2018.
An expert in Sports Traumatology and Sports and Exercise Physiology, Dr Nayak was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps of Indian Army in 1995 and has worked in the Army Sports Institute, Pune for six years and has worked with elite athletes of the country.
Dr Nayak has been extensively trained in Sports Traumatology and Exercise Physiology from National Institute of Sports Medicine at Havana, Cuba and National Sports Centre at Madrid, Spain.