Suresh Kalmadi might be facing intense pressure from various quarters here to cancel his London Olympics trip, but the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said that it is not going to stop him from attending the IAAF Council meeting in the British capital.
IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies told PTI that the world body does not see anything wrong in Kalmadi attending its council meeting in London.
“Kalmadi is an elected member of IAAF Council so logically, he is invited to attend the council meeting in London,” Davies said.
“As far as we are aware, his legal case is ongoing and he has not been convicted of any wrongdoing,” he said.
Davies said that two IAAF Council meetings are being planned in London during the Olympics — on July 31 and August 10.
A Delhi court’s permission for Kalmadi’s visit to London had kicked up an uproar with the Sports Minister Ajay Maken asking him to desist from doing that and a body of former athletes even writing to the International Olympic Committee to cancel his accreditation.