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Rio Olympics 2016: The Olympians Association of India launches today on Twitter to bring sports fans in India closer to the Games

Sports fans can connect with their favourite Indian Olympians and get daily updates on India at the Olympics through @IndianOlympians

Shiva Keshavan
Shiva Keshavan was named the President of the association

With just a month for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, a first-ever association of for Indian Olympians by the Olympians, called The Olympians Association of India (OAI) has launched today.

The non-profit organisation (OAI) will be the official voice of the Indian Olympian community this year, and its Twitter account, @IndianOlympians, will serve as the one-stop platform for real-time updates on latest victories, updates and more on our Indian Olympians across various disciplines.

Commenting on this, Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships at Twitter India said, “It was treat for the fans to witness the launch of the Olympian Association of India through Tweets from Indian Champions. Twitter is the best place for fans to see what’s happening in the lead up to the Olympics and with the launch of the Olympians Association of India, fans will be able to connect to their favourite #OnlyOnTwitter.

Five-time Olympian Shiva Keshavan (@100thofasec) and President of the Olympians Association of India said, "One of our key programs for the Olympians Association of India is outreach and we will be using @IndianOlympians on Twitter as the first and most authentic source to share news about our athletes and for fans to connect with them directly."

Here is his launch Tweet:

Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) Vice President, OAI, also Tweeted from the launch.

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