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IOA backs Kalmadi: Trilochan

PTI  Ranchi, February 12, 2011
First Published: 19:31 IST(12/2/2011) | Last Updated: 19:33 IST(12/2/2011)

Indian Olympic Association Vice President Trilochan Singh on Saturday defended IOA chief Suresh Kalmadi and insisted that the under-fire administrator will remain in his post despite allegations of corruption.

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"He (Kalmadi) is our President till 2012. And the IOA fully backs him," Singh said.

Singh criticised the Clean Sports India Foundation for demanding Kalmadi's resignation due to the corruption allegations surrounding the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, of which he was the chairman.

"What is CSIs contribution to the sports? Why don't they do some good work elsewhere," Singh said when asked about CSI's demand for IOA President Suresh Kalmadi's resignation following CWG scam.

CSI is a newly-floated forum by former internationals like hockey Olympian Pargat Singh and former athletics stars Ashwini Nachappa and Vandana Rao.

Kalmadi had yesterday said the IOA had plans of including former sports persons in sports organisations.

The Annual General Body meeting of the IOA was held midway in Ranchi on Saturday, where the 34th National Games opens later in the evening.


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