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I'm pained by reported scams in Commonwealth Games: Gill

delhi Updated: Aug 15, 2010 13:28 IST

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Legendary triple jumper Mohinder Singh Gill, who won two of the only five track and field medals of India's Commonwealth Games history, is pained by the spate of scams that has engulfed the Delhi Games.

Gill, who won the bronze and the silver respectively in 1970's Edinburg and 1974's Christchurch editions of the Commonwealth Games, said politicians should be not be allowed the sports national federation.

"I'm pained to read about all the scams and media should make the public aware about their rights and stop the corruption in sports. There is no business for politician in any sports federations," Gill told the news agency.

The 63-year-old track and field athlete recalls how his participation in the Christchurch Games got jeopardised because of the Indian officials and says he is still grateful to then Prime Minister India Gandhi for helping him out.