Who has been appointed as the president of the first-ever association for Indian Olympians “Olympians Association of India (OAI)”?
The 5-time Olympian Shiva Keshavan has been appointed as the first President of the Olympians Association of India (OAI). The OAI is the India’s first and only non-profit organization founded by Olympians viz. Shiva Keshavan(luge), Viren Rasquinha (hockey), Malav Shroff (sailing), Mary Kom (boxing), etc., for Olympians in India. It is directly affiliated to the World Association (WOA) under the International Olympic Committee. It has been formed to voice the concerns of athletes. The OAI’s official Twitter account, @IndianOlympians, will serve as the platform for real-time updates of the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics, which is scheduled to be held at August 2016. All Indian Olympians will be registered members and will contribute for the cause and at the same time mutually benefit from projects initiated by the OAI. It will be a platform for Olympians to take care of each other’s needs beyond their sporting careers.