TTOC’s Lewis elected CANOC boss

first_imgTRINIDAD and Tobago’s Brian Lewis has been nominated unopposed to the post of Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) chairman.Lewis, who also serves as head of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) will complete the term of Barbados’ Steve Stoute who resigned from the position in October of last year.Lewis had served as interim chairman pending ratification of the position at Saturday’s CANOC Extraordinary General Meeting in Barranquilla, Columbia on Saturday.The twin-island republic official was voted in unopposed following the withdrawal of the Dominican Republic’s José Joaquín Puello, who claimed he had submitted an application for the role by mistake. In accepting the nomination Lewis said the organization was ready to serve the region through sport.“I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to create a sustainable future for the Caribbean Olympic Movement,” Lewis told insidethegames.“It is an honour to be entrusted with the role.As Olympic leaders, we in the Caribbean can make a positive difference.We are determined to better serve Caribbean Olympic athletes and the youth and young people of the region through sport and Olympism.For all the challenges we face, it is an exciting time of great opportunity. In unity is our strength. Our strength is our unity.” Lewis said.last_img

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