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Salman Khan Rio Olympics controversy: Who said what?
Ever since Salman Khan's name emerged as India's "Goodwill Ambassador" at 2016 Rio Olympics, it has become hot topic of debate in the country and almost everyone has an opinion about it. Salman's appointment turned into controversy in no time with sports persons and Bollywood celebrities expressing their views on this issue.

If there are people who have praised the India Olympic Association's (IOA) decision for choosing the popular actor, there are also many who have slammed the organisation for ignoring sports persons for this job. There argument is that a sporting icon could have been a better choice than a celebrity from the world of glamor.

Salman Khan is playing wrestler Sultan's role in his upcoming film. Thus, there is also a buzz that this move will do nothing, but, give more publicity to his film. However, Salman's supporters feel that B-town and sports have a symbolic relationship since long, and as Salman is contributing his bit, there is nothing inappropriate of him being India's "Goodwill Ambassador," at the Olympics.

While sportspersons like Milkha Singh seems to be entirely against the decision, there are also people who have backed the stand including Salman's father and veteran writer Salim Khan.

Here's what Salman Khan has to say about his appointment:

Salman Khan: I am honored that Indian Olympic Association has chosen me as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It is a matter of great national pride that our athletes are performing better and better at the Olympic Games and I think we should all join hands in giving them every support and cheer for them so that Rio 2016 becomes our best.

Let's see what Salman's supporters have to say:

Salman Supporter

People who stood against the decision.

Salman Against

Salman Against

(Quotes have been taken from various sources)

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