Tainted Suresh Kalmadi to seek re-election as Asian Athletic Association president

Kalmadi was arrested in January 2012 under Sections 120 B and 420 (criminal conspiracy and cheating) of the Indian Penal Code for his alleged role in the Commonwealth Games Time Scoring Equipment scam.

updated: June 28, 2013 23:13 IST
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Pune: Tainted in the Commonwealth Games scam he might be, but a defiant Suresh Kalmadi will seek a re-election to the post of Asian Athletic Association's president for a third successive term.

Kalmadi, who is out on bail after being in jail for 10 months in the CWG scam case, will contest against senior vice-president of AAA, Brig Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad, in the elections to be held on July 1 here.

Kalmadi, who has been President of the AAA since 2000, will battle it out for a third term after being elected unopposed in the previous two polls.

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