Monday, 1 July 2013

Suresh Kalmadi loses bid for Chief of Asian Athletics Association

Politician Suresh Kalmadi, who has done time in prison on charges of corruption, has been denied a fourth stint as president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA). He lost an election held today in his home-town Pune. (Who said what)

Athletics associations from 45 countries voted; Mr Kalmadi lost narrowly to Brigadier Dalham al-Hamad, the senior vice-president of the association and who also heads oil-rich Qatar's athletics association. Mr Kalmadi lost 18-20 after seven votes were declared invalid. Read more...

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