Suresh Kalmadi's career as sports boss hits dead end

After narrowly failing to win a fourth term as the president of the Asian Athletics Association, former Indian Olympic Association president has no more jobs as a sports administrator.

updated: July 02, 2013 12:24 IST
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Suresh Kalmadi has had an eventful journey as a sports administrator. He has been the Indian Olympic Association chief for 16 years and has been at the helm of Asian Athletics Association for 13 years. After losing the AAA elections in Pune on Monday, Kalmadi's career as a sports administrator has come to a full stop. The Asian athletics' post was the last one Kalmadi held as a sports chief. (Kalmadi loses bid for Asian Athletics Association chief)

President of the IOA for 16 long years, the Pune MP brought the 2010 Commonwealth Games to India. The inaugural Afro Asian Games 2003 in Hyderabad were also held under his leadership. If that is not enough, Kalmadi even played a crucial role in getting an F1 race to India. (Mixed reactions from sport fraternity)

It all went downhill once his name cropped up in a Commonwealth Games scam where Kalmadi was alleged to have given inflated contracts to UK-based company AM Films and Cars. Kalmadi allegedly received 4 crore in kickback from the British firm during the Queen's Baton Relay in London. (No issues with loss, says Kalmadi)

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