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US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

21 January, 2019 19:49
US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

The Louisville International Airport located in Kentucky, USA, has announced it will change its name to be Muhammad Ali International Airport, to honor the late sports legend, CNN reported. “We are so excited to announce that @FlyLouisville will be changing its name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport,” the Muhammad Ali Center announced on Twitter.

“Keeping Muhammad’s legacy alive in his hometown that he loved so much is vital to the Ali Center’s mission. What a great birthday present for The Champ!”

Officials announced Wednesday that SDF would be renamed after the late boxer, sportsman, humanitarian and activist Muhammad Ali who was chosen as Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC. “This tells the world how proud we are to associate ‘The Greatest’ with not only our great city but our great airport,” Jim Welch, chairman of the Airport Authority Board, said in a statement.

Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, expressed her support for the name change.

Source: aboutislam.net

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US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali
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