One of the biggest honors that the country has ever seen is soon to be bestowed on none other than Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar is going to be the Indian Ambassador for the 2010 Olympic Games and the only star representing the Global Entertainment Industry.
Akshay Kumar is a martial arts expert and practitioner, he was recently bestowed with the highest Japanese honor of the "katana", He has been the brand ambassador for Special Olympic(for handicaps), he shot for the "7 Deadly Arts" for National Geographic Channel and his recent 1st invitational Open Karate Championship was a huge success .The list of Akshay Kumar's contribution to Indian sports is endless.
Adding to this list Akshay Kumar will be the Indian Ambassador for the 2010 Olympic Games to be held in Canada.
Only 15 International celebrities have been invited to Canada to participate in carrying the Olympic Torch, Ontario has been identified as a province to have only one global celebrity represent the world and that celebrity is Akshay Kumar.
Reveals a source from the Olympic Committee "At a high power and exclusive lunch for 50 CEO's of Prominent Tourism Companies the Canadian PM will introduce Akshay Kumar as the sole torch bearer from India for the Olympics. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) will bring the Olympic Torch to the luncheon "
This will be the first time an exception is made and the Olympic Torch will be presented to Akshay. Adds the source "This will be the first of its kind...a sitting head of state travels abroad and invites someone from another nation to represent their nation (India).This is a very huge honour for Akshay Kumar and rightly deserved"
Adds the source "Anything remotely related to sports in India is reminiscent of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, he has taken Asia by storm and has universal appeal"
Akshay Kumar will present the Canadian PM Steven Harper with a token of appreciation and speak on the occasion of being the sole torch bearer from India for the Olympics.