2 Dec 2010

Swiss Timing charged by Indian police

11:35 am on 2 December 2010

Sports timing company Swiss Timing has been charged by Indian police over alleged kickbacks contained in a contract it won for the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

The company rejected the charges, with the director-general of Swiss Timing, Christophe Berthaud, saying all that is absolutely wrong.

The Swiss group, which has been timekeeper at a host of Olympic Games, most recently in Beijing in 2008, has been named in the latest charges in a wide-ranging police probe into the graft-tainted October event in New Delhi.

Two high-ranking officials, the closest aides to the unpopular chairman of the event Suresh Kalmadi, have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption.