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Neeraj Chopra has been appointed as Laureus Ambassador

Published on October 14, 2023
Current Context: Neeraj Chopra joins an elite group of athletes who are Laureus ambassadors, including Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar from India.Neeraj Chopra, the reigning Olympic, World and Asian champion in men’s javelin, was named a Laureus Ambassador on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
Neeraj Chopra has been appointed as Laureus Ambassador
  • Laureus is a global sports-based charity that works to improve the lives of young people through various initiatives, such as the Sport for Good program, the World Sports Academy, the Ambassador program and the World Sports Awards.
  • He is the second Indian to receive this honour after former cricketer Yuvraj Singh in 2017.He pledged his support to Laureus Sport for Good, the global foundation that uses sport to eradicate inequality and discrimination for young people around the world.
  • Neeraj Chopra is one of the most celebrated athletes in India, having won the first-ever gold medal in track and field for the country at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
  • Laureus supports over 300 programs worldwide that use sport to combat inequality and discrimination, with a special focus on young people
  • He was also nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year award for 2022, but lost to British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu.


Q.1 What is the name of the global foundation that Neeraj Chopra pledged his support to as a Laureus Ambassador?
a. Laureus World Sports Awards
b. Laureus World Sports Academy
c. Laureus Sport for Good
d. Laureus Sport for Peace
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