Kalmadi defies IOC with Asian meet decision
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Notwithstanding the IOC ban on the country, India will host the Asian Athletics Championships in Chennai in July as the continental athletics body, headed by Suresh Kalmadi, gave its go-ahead to the event on Saturday. Asian Athletics Association had allotted the Championships to Chennai in May last year but element of doubts arose after IOA was banned by the IOC last month on grounds of government interference.
The IOC had also directed the international federations to ensure that National Sports Federations in India function without any government interference. The decision to host the meet as scheduled was taken at Saturday's executive body meeting of AAA which was chaired by Suresh Kalmadi.
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