Kalmadi will not oversee Asian Athletics Championships, says Sumarriwala

Jun 29, 2013, 04:19 IST | Agencies

Although it isn't clear whether the much-maligned Suresh Kalmadi will be at the helm of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) when the Asian Athletics Championships get underway in Pune on July 3, speculation about his influence over the competition remains.

Adille Sumariwalla, the chief of the Indian athletics body was empathic that Kalmadi will have no role to play at the meet even if he’s elected president of the AAA on July 1.

Suresh Kalmadi
Suresh Kalmadi

“He will not,” Sumariwalla said when asked whether Kalmadi will oversee the organisation of the championships if he retains his post.

“The AAA Congress is held as a part of the Asian Championships, like the IOC’s Congress is held as part of the Olympic Games and the IAAF Congress is held as part of the World Athletics Championship.”

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