The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has supposedly drawn nearer Sachin Tendulkar to be the brand ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics. The cricketing genius is yet to react to IOA’s solicitation. There has been steady discussion over the appointment of on-screen actor Salman Khan as the ambassador for the sports extravaganza. Reports likewise proposed that music wizard AR Rahman was additionally drawn closer.
“We are in communication with Sachin Tendulkar and A R Rahman to become brand ambassadors of the Indian Olympic contingent. We are yet to get their reply,” Indian Olympic Association (IOA) vice president Tarlochan Singh said, reported PTI. ”We will rope in more people. Salman Khan will also remain,” he added.
IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta had before said in an announcement that Khan is not going to be the sole face of the Indian Olympics unexpected, including they are in chats with two other huge names in music and cricket industry to promote Olympic games.
“I think there is no shortage of real sportsmen in this country. People have done massive things for the country and for the Olympic sports as well. I would have liked someone like Abhinav Bindra, someone who could have been a great ambassador,” Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir said on Monday.
The batting legend who turned 43 on 24 April, has constantly upheld different sportspersons in India and his consideration will be a masterstroke which is certain to help the certainty of the competitors who will go to Rio de Janeiro. He even assumed a key part in disavowing Indian boxer Sarita Devi’s suspension after the 2014 Asian Games.
The IOA has likewise drawn nearer pro music writer Rahman and 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra to be diplomats with the games service excited about including more individuals who will advance the profile of the Olympics in the nation.
These will be the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC administration of Thomas Bach. The host city of Rio de Janeiro was reported at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio will turn into the primary South American city to have the Summer Olympics. These will be the primary amusements to be held in a Portuguese-talking nation, the first to be held in the host nation’s winter season, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.