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Salman Khan appointed goodwill ambassador for Indian contingent at Rio Olympics

India TV Sports Desk 23 Apr 2016, 13:48:26 IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: Superstar Salman Khan has been appointed as India’s goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Rio Olympics. This makes Salman the first Bollywood actor to be appointed as goodwill ambassador of Indian contingent.

The official statement from Salman Khan is expected any time now.

Rio Olympics 2016 will start from August 5.

Here is what ANI tweeted:

 

Sporting stars like MC Mary Kom, Sardar Singh, Ritu Rani, Deepika Kumari, Archery, Apurvi Chandela, Manika Batra will witness the official announcement.

Mary Kom won the Olympic Bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics and Sardar Singh and Ritu Rani, captains of the Men's and Women's Hockey Team, have qualified for the Rio Olympics.

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Currently, Salman Khan is filming for his movie ‘Sultan’. The movie revolves around the life of a wrestler. The teaser of the movie in which Salman was called ‘Haryana Ka Sher’ has created quite a buzz around it. Speaking about the movie, the Dabangg Khan had once said that it is important that sports oriented movies about lesser known sports like wrestling are made to tell people all about it.

It seems almost legit to have someone like Salman who believes in promotion of sports of all kind as the good will brand ambassador of Olympics.