Kalmadi re-elected as Asian Athletics Association president

Updated: Nov 09, 2009, 12:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association chief
Suresh Kalmadi was today re-elected unopposed as the president
of Asian Athletic Association (AAA) in Guangzhou, China, to
serve his third consecutive term at the office.

Kalmadi was elected for another four-year term (2009-13)
at the 18th General Body Meeting of the AAA, a day ahead of
the 18th Asian Athletics Championships (November 10-14) to be
held in the Chinese city.

Kalmadi was first elected in 2000 in Jakarta and since
then he has introduced many development projects in Asian
athletics including Asian All Star meet, Asian Indoor
Championship and Asian Grand Prix series, a release from the
AAA said.

Maurice Nicholas of Singapore was also re-elected as
Secretary/Treasurer of the Association.

The AAA AGM was attended by International Amateur
Athletics Federation (IAAF) Lamine Diack and representatives
of 45 countries.

Diack appreciated the efforts made by Asia by hosting
global events, particularly India`s efforts of organising
World Half Marathon in New Delhi in 2004 in a splendid manner,
the release added.

Bureau Report