POSTED: August 12th 2014

Turkish Olympic Committee launches Twitter accounts as young athletes head to Nanjing

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Turkish and English Twitter accounts for the Turkish Olympic Committee were launched Tuesday ahead of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Çağatay Kılıç met with Turkey’s 42 young athletes at a farewell dinner before they left for China to compete with 3,600 other young athletes from 100 countries.

The Twitter accounts were created to connect Turkey’s young population with its peers as the athletes compete in 16 disciplines at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center and other venues.

General Directory of Sports Vice General Manager Ömer Altnsoy, General Directory of Sports Head of International Organisations Ozan Çetiner, Turkish Olympic Committee Sports Director Alp Berker, Turkish Olympic Committee Games Coordinator Sezel Tansel, Turkish Olympic Committee President Uğur Erdener, and team doctor Tuğba Kocahan will accompany the team in China.

“I am delighted to announce the Turkish Olympic Committee’s new Twitter pages as we embark on what will be a fantastic trip to Nanjing to support our young athletes,” Erdener said. “I will be there for the duration of the Games and hope to attend many of the events.

“We are very fortunate in Turkey to have a young population and a population which is truly passionate about sport – and I am particularly pleased that this year we have as many female as male athletes competing for our country.

“The Turkish Olympic Committee’s desire to launch a presence on social media is a statement about how important we view our young athletes as the future of Turkish sport. My best wishes to each athletes competing – you have made us very proud.”

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