Salman Khan Appointed as Indian Contingent’S Goodwill Ambassador for 2016 Rio Olympics [ Current News (Concise) ]
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympics to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was chosen by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from a list of two to three candidates.
About Salman Khan:
- Salman Khan was born on 27th December 1965 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
- Salman Khan is a television actor and son of screenwriter Salim Khan.
- He starts his career with his first film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’.
- About achievements of Khan:
- He received two National Film awards and two Filmfare Awards.
About appointment as Goodwill Ambassador:
- The appointment of an actor as Goodwill Ambassador of Indian contingent at the Olympics is the first time appointment.
- This list also included actor Shah Rukh Khan and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan.
- IOA has chosen Salman Khan as he is considered to be more connected with the youth and sportspersons and also is considered as a youth icon for bodybuilding fans across the country.
- IOA stands for Indian Olympic Association.
- It is responsible for selecting the athletes to represent India at the Olympic Games, Asian games and other international athletic meets and for managing the Indian teams at the events.
- It also selects the athletes to represent India at the Commonwealth Games.
- First President of IOA was Sir Dorabji Tata from 1927 to 1928.
- Current President of IOA is Narayana Ramachandran held the position since 2014.
- Published/Last Modified on: April 25, 2016