Tainted Lalit Bhanot set for Indian Olympic Association comeback

Lalit Bhanot has filed his nomination for the post of Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday. And he has the backing of Abhay Chautala, who in running for the post of president.

updated: November 16, 2012 22:32 IST
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New Delhi: Filing of nominations for next week's elections of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) were closed today. And while the two Presidential candidates, Randhir Singh and Abhay Singh Chautala, have been making headlines for the last few days, the elections will also see the comeback of Lalit Bhanot in the IOA.

He had become the butt of all jokes when he made his famous remarks about difference in hygiene standards of Indians and other countries, in the build up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

"It is okay by our Indian standards, right? We think it is clean and hygienic. For other countries it may mean something different", the then treasurer of IOA and General Secretary of the Organising Committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games had said.

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