Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize victor Muhammad Yunus will get the Olympic Laurel at the Tokyo Games, the second time the prize has been granted, the IOC said Thursday. Yunus, whose spearheading miniature loan specialist has been hailed for cutting neediness across the globe, will be respected for "his broad work in sport for advancement", the International Olympic Committee said in an explanation. The 81-year-old business analyst turned globe-jogging VIP speaker won the Nobel in 2006. He will be given the honour at the Tokyo 2020 opening service on July 23.
The Olympic Laurel was made five years before perceiving tries in culture, instruction, harmony and advancement through sport, as per the IOC.
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It was given interestingly at the 2016 Rio Games to Kenyan previous Olympian Kip Keino, who opened a youngsters' home, a school and a competitors' instructional hub in his nation of origin.
Yunus established the Grameen Bank during the 1980s and shared the Nobel Prize with the miniature loan specialist.
His drives incorporate the Yunus Sports Hub, an organization of social undertakings that advance improvement through sports.
Yunus experiences confronted lawful difficulties as of late after he was sacked in 2011 as head of Grameen Bank.
His allies say he has been focused on by Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, who blamed him for "sucking blood" from the poor with exorbitant financing costs.
In March 2020, he was fined $88 after conceding that a social business firm he set up had overstepped work laws.
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