Olympic Games: Competed in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018

World Championships: Competed in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2015 and 2017

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LANGUAGES SPOKEN


English

Italian

Hindi

French

German

Education/Studies

Corso di Laurea (BA), Political Science, University of Florence (2004); Corso di Laurea Specialistica (MA), International Relations, University of Florence (2006); Diploma, Leadership and High Performance, Loughborough University (2021)

Professional activities

Partner, Link Overseas Consulting, (2007-2013); Sport and Business Consultant, (2014-present); High Performance Director, Luge Federation of India, (2020-present)

Functions in the field of sport

Member, Ethics Commission, Indian Olympic Association; President, Olympians Association of India, (2016-present); Member, NOC Athletes’ Commission (2018-present)

I AM DETERMINED TO AFFECT MEANINGFUL CHANGE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ATHLETES’ LIVES

SHIVA KESHAVAN

Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election

Dear Olympians!

Your journey to Beijing 2022 inspires the world to keep believing that, despite the hardships we face, we can reach for our dreams!

As a six-time Olympian and flagbearer for my country, I have seen and overcome many challenges. I would like to continue my mission to make sure athletes have a voice, that our rights are respected and that we get access to real opportunities.

-I will work for the long-term careers of athletes. We give the best years in life to sport, and our future should be secure
-For the inclusion of women and for special attention to developing countries where basic support systems are lacking
-To help athletes’ families attend the Games

An equal playing field is very important to me. Doping and other forms of competition manipulation, like technological advantages and politics have no place in sport. Empowering athletes is my long-standing mission:
I founded the National Olympians Association, the first ever Athletes’ Commission of my country and I am a member of my NOC’s Ethics Commission. With your vote, I will fight for your needs and become your voice in the IOC!

Original version: English
*Results as of 13 September 2021 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme