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first_imgAsked about hosting international meets he said India Asked about hosting international meets he said India have the expertise but theres no point spending huge money on it and the focus should be on developing the athletes. “Weve the infrastructure, technical expertise. We did Pune Asian. I can do the World Championships in India but it will cost USD 500 million. Do I look stupid to spend that much money on World Championships instead of spending that money on our athletes?” Indian athletes might have impressed at the Asian and World Championships recently but the former Olympian said its too early to talk about the Olympics. “We dont know who is going to get injured, wholl peak in form. Three to four months before the Olympics will be the right time to talk about it. The rest of their performance is in public domain. Theres a gradual work towards that.” PTI TAP AH AHlast_img