Who is Lalit Bhanot?

February 23rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Deposed Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) secretary general Lalit Bhanot, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday, has been a familiar sports administrator for over two decades.Bhanot has been the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) secretary general for over 15 years and stepped down before the Commonwealth Games. Co-incidentally sacked CGOC chairman Suresh Kalmadi resigned as the AFI president in 2006, but stayed on as the president of Asian Athletics Association.

Bhanot was a state-level thrower and physical education director of a Delhi college before becoming active in athletics. He has been the longest serving official of the AFI and Delhi Olympic Association, of which he is the joint secretary.

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