Kalmadi loses last administrative post
I have no issues and I congratulate Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level ...
I have no issues and I congratulate Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level - Suresh Kalmadi Pune (PTI): Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi was on Monday ousted as the President of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) after he lost his re-election bid to Qatar's powerful rival Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad in a tight contest, bringing an end to the veteran administrator's 13-year reign at the helm. Kalmadi, who was jailed and later released on bail for his alleged role in the Commonwealth Games scam, lost 18-20 in the presidential elections held on the second and final day of the AAA Congress at a five-star hotel. All the 45 member countries of the AAA voted through secret ballot in the presence of international parent body IAAF chief Lamine Diack. There were seven invalid votes. Each country has one vote in the election. Kalmadi, a former Indian Olympic Association President, will also lose his membership of the IAAF Council which he has been holding since 2001 as he is no longer an area representative from the continental body. This defeat also marked the end of 69-year-old Congress MP's career as a sports administrator as he has already quit from any such post in the country last year after he was charge-sheeted and jailed for his alleged role in the CWG scandal.