All venues ready, India eyeing 75 medals: Lalit Bhanot

Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 21:03

New Delhi: CWG organising committee secretary
general Lalit Bhanot on Thursday said all the venues are complete
and they are ready to host not only the next month`s
Commonwealth Games but also Olympics.

"All the Games venues are ready and the International
bodies have also certified that they are fit to host events,"
Bhanot said.

"There was delay in the construction of these venues but
they are now completely ready and are of world class standard.
These stadiums can host events like the Olympics and world
championships," he added.

Bhanot also hoped that India will improve on its previous
performance at Melbourne Games.

"In the Melbourne Games we won 52 medals and secured the
fourth position. That was the best Indian tally but this time
we hope to get the third spot with around 75 medals," he said.

"In athletics we won two silvers in Melbourne. This year
we hope for six to eight medals," he said.


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First Published: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 21:03

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