Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Olympic not in mind Commonwealth Games only priority

Bringing Olympic Games to India is Suresh Kalmadi's long-cherished dream but the IOA chief said his priority right now is to ensure that this year's Commonwealth Games proves a success.

"I don't want to talk about this issue now. Let us first make the CWG a huge success, then only we can think about bidding for Olympics," Kalmadi told PTI.

The Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee said he would love to see Olympics in India and was of the view that the Commonwealth Games would put the capital five years ahead in terms of infrastructure and sports facilities.

"As far as infrastructure and development is concerned, Delhi will move ahead by five years because of Commonwealth Games. It includes metro, airport terminal, roads and games venues. It will be a lasting legacy.