Have to attend Olympics: Kalmadi

Former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi,who is accused in a Games-related corruption case,sought a Delhi court’s permission to attend the 2012 Olympics in London

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2012 2:17 am

Former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi,who is accused in a Games-related corruption case,on Thursday sought a Delhi court’s permission to attend the 2012 Olympics in London.

In a plea submitted to Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh,Kalmadi said he is a member of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Council and sought permission to go to London for the Games.

“Applicant (Kalmadi),in his capacity,as a member of the IAAF Council and as president of Asian Athletics Association,is required to attend certain meetings,conferences and matters of the IAAF during the London 2012 Olympics from July 26 to August 13,” Kalmadi said in his application.

He also placed on record the invitation from IAAF Council and the general programme schedule of the Olympics and details of travel ticket sent to him by the association’s general secretary Essar Gabriel.

The court,hearing arguments on framing of charges against the accused,listed the plea for Friday.

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