India’s sports stars dismayed at Salman Khan move


India’s sports stars have reacted with dismay after Bollywood’s Salman Khan was appointed goodwill ambassador for India’s Olympic team in the Rio Games later this year. Khan, who was cleared last year of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run crash, was named by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday to boost public support for the team in a country obsessed with cricket. But Olympic wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt questioned how a film star was qualified to promote the country’s athletes, suggesting the appointment of well-known sports persons instead—including those who had represented their country. “Everybody has the right to…

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