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India faces Olympic ban with Lalit Bhanot set for IOA role

Dec 01 2012 00:00 IST
Tainted former Commonwealth Games official Lalit Bhanot was left as the only candidate in a controversial election for the post of Secretary-General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which is likely to earn the country an Olympic ban. Bhanot, who spent 11-months in custody last year following corruption charges that plagued the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and is out on bail, was confirmed for the post late on Friday after the rival faction pulled out ahead of the December 5th election. Boxing federation chief Abhay Singh Chautala is also set to be elected unopposed for the IOA president's post and his immediate job would be to convince the IOC not to suspend the body, he hopes to head.