first_imgTendulkar also said that he would look forward to receiving details on athletes progress. “I have mentioned the nature of the role as envisaged by me as I am keen to rally enhanced support for our champion athletes. I look forward to receiving details on your planned initiatives towards this objective. My best wishes to the entire contingent as we look forward to them proudly expressing themselves in Rio,” he said. The IOA Secretary General, meanwhile, said they are yet to get a confirmation from Rehman. “Mr. Rehman is yet to communicate to us but we are hopeful that he will also accept our invitation,” Mehta said. Asked about what specific role the goodwill ambassadors would play, Mehta said: “These iconic sportspersons and celebrities will spread the idea of Olympic movement in every nook and corner of the country, every village, block and city of India. “They will help in building up a sporting culture in this country. We need a sporting culture if we want to become a sporting country,” he added. PTI PDS SSR CM AH CMlast_img

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