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Key Facts About Suresh Kalmadi


First published: December 27, 2016, 8:56 PM IST | Updated: 4 mins ago

A file image of former Congress MP and 2010 Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi. (Getty Images)

Suresh Kalmadi was ‘life president’ of the Athletics Federation of India and president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for 15 years until he was named in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam in 2010.

In June 2015 Suresh Kalmadi was conferred with the Asian Athletics Association President’s award for his contribution towards the development of athletics in the continent.

Key facts about Suresh Kalmadi:

. Kalmadi was the chief of the 2010 CWG Organising Committee
· He was sacked for allegedly abusing his official position and causing a loss of over Rs. 90 crore.
· Kalmadi was accused of handing out a Rs. 141-crore contract to Swiss Timing for its timing equipment – the deal was allegedly inflated by Rs. 95 crores.
· CBI in 2011 filed a chargesheet against Kalmadi
· In 2011, Kalmadi was sacked from Congress Party