New in­terim pres­i­dent elected to CANOC

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

BASSETERRE, Guade­loupe (CMC): Pres­i­dent of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC), Brian Lewis, has been elected in­terim pres­i­dent of the Caribbean As­so­ci­a­tion of Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tees (CANOC).

Lewis was elected unan­i­mously at the or­gan­i­sa­tion's an­nual gen­eral assem­bly in Guade­loupe on Sun­day, fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of for­mer pres­i­dent, Steve Stoute of Bar­ba­dos, after 17 years at the helm. Stoute led the or­gan­i­sa­tion since its open­ing years as the Caribbean Cau­cus of Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tees in 1999 to the of­fi­cial es­tab­lish­ment of CANOC in 2003.

Lewis will serve un­til the CANOC ex­tra­or­di­nary gen­eral meet­ing sched­uled for Bar­ran­quilla, Colom­bia, in Fe­bru­ary 2017. As­tra Singh of the Suri­name Olympic Com­mit­tee was elected to the CANOC ex­ec­u­tive to fill the va­cancy left by Stoute. Singh is the first woman to serve on the CANOC ex­ec­u­tive.

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