Another shame for Suresh Kalmadi, can't attend Olympics

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New Delhi, Jul 25: Delhi High Court on Wednesday, Jul 25 denied permission to Suresh Kalmadi to attend Olympics opening ceremony.

The court, while delivering its judgement, also claimed that Kalmadi can not leave India till Jul 27, the day when Olympics opening ceremony will take place. "You (Kalmadi) cannot remain a passive spectator," added the court.

However, the court stated that Kalmadi can attend the Games after its opening ceremony but can not visit the venue in his official capacity.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will take its final decision on Kalmadi after receiving a copy of the High Court order. IAAF is expected to decide whether Kalmadi can attend its meetings or not.

The court on Tuesday reserved its order but slammed the sacked CWG OC chairman saying, "You say you don't represent India but you are going as a member of Asia Athletic Association which represents the whole of Asia and India is of course a part of it."

Meanwhile, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken tweeted, "RT"@timesnow: Just in: High court denies permission to Suresh Kalmadi to attend Olympic opening ceremony #TIMESNOW" Good work Rahul Mehra!"

Kalmadi, who was the chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG OC), is one of the main accused in the irregularities that were made during the Games. He spent more than one year in Tihar jail, but later got bail.

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