I am satisfied and excited about CWG: Kalmadi
Under attack from all quarters but defiant nonetheless, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said his enthusiasm for the event remains intact and he can't wait for it to get started.delhi Updated: Sep 26, 2010 15:45 IST
Under attack from all quarters but defiant nonetheless, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Sunday said his enthusiasm for the event remains intact and he can't wait for it to get started come October 3.
"I am a satisfied man. I am excited about the Games and can't wait for it to start rolling," Kalmadi said as he
took a tour of the Village to oversee the last-minute work going on in the campus spread over 63.5 hectares.
Asked about the negative publicity that the Village got after foreign delegates complained about lack of hygiene and
cleanliness, he said, "My job is to deliver the Games. The construction of venues was not done by me. I only wish if they
were handed over to us much earlier and then we could have finished the overlaying works by now."
"Look at the training area and great swimming pool. It took years to get all things done but I am satisfied with the
way things have come about."
Showing off the eight-lane 400-metre synthetic running track in the Village, Kalmadi said, "I have aimed to give the
best facilities to the athletes. The Games will be a great affair."
Asked about the last minute cleaning process that is going on at the residential towers in the Village, he said,
"it will be completed soon. As far as water logging in some areas is concerned, it was because of the rains. Now that the
sun has come out, water has receded and the rest has been pumped out."
First Published: Sep 26, 2010 15:43 IST