Narinder Batra secured 58 votes out of 62 while four voted against him to get elected to the prestigious seat during the IOC Session.
The Indian government had given a written guarantee to the IOA that all eligible athletes will be given visas.
Table Tennis Federation of India is likely to extend deadline for Commonwealth Championships in July to accommodate paddlers from across border.
The Indian Olympic Association took the decision after IOC’s threat of not allowing India to host international events.
S Kalaivani settled for bronze after losing to former world champ Josie Gabucho in the semis of the women’s 48kg category. This was the Chennai girl’s first senior international appearance.
The Queensland state capital is mulling whether it can justify the expense of hosting such a major event, and has carried out feasibility studies which Bach viewed during a visit.
Climbing, skateboarding and surfing will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo next year where they will be subject to a "programme of monitoring".
Members of India’s sporting fraternity will have woken up on Friday morning to a new reality.
The visa denial to a three-member Pakistan contingent for the shooting World Cup in New Delhi following the Pulwama terror attacks last week has led to immediate ‘sanctions’.
The announcement comes following hearings by an IOC commission into allegations of state-sponsored doping by hosts Russia at the 2014 Winter Games.
The consensus among athletes was that the IOC struck a good balance between punishing the nation but not Russian athletes who may not have been part of the vast doping scheme.
Last week, WADA said it had obtained an enormous internal database of Russian drug test results from 2012-2015.
The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee called on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping.
International Olympic Committee President Bach insisted that the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.
Bach said that he was unaware of any nervousness on the part of other nations about sending there athletes to South Korea.