Sourav Ganguly, former cricketer, current BCCI president and one of India’s biggest youth icons. Ganguly is seen as the young idol of the entire country. Famous Ganguly is going to inspire the young athletes of the country once again for the opportunity to youth in Team India. Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that he will accompany the Indian team to the Goodwill Ambassador at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Earlier, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) wrote a letter to Ganguly. Through this letter, the IOA appealed to Ganguly to go to Tokyo as a Goodwill Ambassador with Indian athletes. Now the news is that Ganguly has accepted it.
IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta wrote a letter to Ganguly. Mehta wrote in the letter,
‘IOA wants you to be the Goodwill Ambassador of Team India at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. We hope you will support Team India.
Ganguly said while talking to Indian Express,
‘I will accept this role.’
Significantly, this will be only the second time that the Indian contingent will accompany the Goodwill Ambassador. Earlier in the year 2016, before the Rio Olympics, IOA was assigned this role to Salman Khan. The decision was strongly opposed and the London Olympics bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt and legend athlete Milkha Singh questioned the decision.
However, it was supported by boxer Mary Kom and former hockey captain Sardar Singh. They said that this will increase the popularity of the Olympic Games.
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Earlier, Mehta wrote in his letter that these Olympics are very important. Through this, India will complete its 100 years in these sports. In such a situation, Ganguly’s support will inspire Indian athletes, especially the youth. Mehta wrote,
‘You are the inspiration for millions of people, especially the youth. As an administrator, you have always carried the youth forward. We hope that your association with Team India for Tokyo 2002 will inspire our young players. And it will be great for the Olympic movement in India. ‘
Let us know that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be from July 24 to August 9.