Security lapses bound to happen,says Kalmadi

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships — the first of many test events leading up to the 2010 Games — was anything but extraordinary.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2010 12:30:36 am

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships — the first of many test events leading up to the 2010 Games — was anything but extraordinary.

First,organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi did little to allay safety fears when he said in big events “security lapses were bound to happen.”

Minutes later,Commonwealth Shooting Federation chief Graeme Hudson conceded that the Dr Karni Singh range was far from ready.

Welcoming the Australian and the England team,who like many teams had security apprehensions in the light of HUJI’s threat,Kalmadi said: “There would be some security lapse here and there but everybody would be safe. All the foreign athletes are very happy with the security.” Hudson said despite the many hiccups,the event would be a

success.

“There is a lot of work to be done but once it is complete,this complex would be like any other in the world. The facilities here are the very latest and this would be a great test event for the Commonwealth Games.”

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