Pune, July 1 (ANI): Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was on Monday ousted as President of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA), losing the re-election bid to Qatar's Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad.
Kalmadi, who is currently out on bail after serving 10 months in jail over alleged misappropriations during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, lost 18-20 while seeking re-election to a post he has held for 13 years.
Of a total of 45 votes (Athletics associations of member nations), 18 votes went to Kalmadi, while his Qatari opponent received 20 votes and 7 were declared invalid in the voting held in Pune today.
Kalmadi was first elected to the position in 2000 and was re-elected for a third time in 2009. Incidentally, this was the only sports body post that Kalmadi held. (ANI)