New Delhi, Jul 22 (UNI) Sounding a cautious note ahead of the Beijing Games, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Suresh Kalmadi said sports lovers in the country should not expect too many medals in Beijing.
''Our senior team was the runners up in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and the juniors have won the Asia Cup just a few days back. We have to now sit up and make the roadmap for hockey,'' Kalmadi told mediapersons here last night. ''Things are otherwise also moving well in Indian sports but don't expect too many medals in China.'' ''Archers and shooters are looking in good stead though,'' he added.
Kalmadi said the IOA was concentrating on ensuring a successful Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 after which 2012 London Olympics would be the target for India.
''The Government has sanctioned Rs 700 crore for the 2010 Commonwealth Games which will be used on 310 days of training of athletes. We have to ensure a good Games in 2010 in Delhi which will form a base for our performance in the London Olympics,'' he said.
''We've to be at least second in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi after which we will charge up for London.'' UNI AB RKM RN1940