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TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis will continue to also hold the post of president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) for four more years, following his re-election to the post on Sunday.

A vote was held place at the 16th CANOC Annual General Assembly in Haiti.

Lewis, who also holds the portfolio as and TT Commonwealth Games Association (TTGCA) president, was unanimously elected as interim chairman in 2016, taking over from Barbados’ Steve Stoute.

Stoute resigned after 17 years at the helm of the organisation and was subsequently named Honorary Life President.

Lewis was then voted in as chairman at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Colombia last year as the only candidate after the withdrawal of the Dominican Republic’s José Joaquín Puello, who claimed to have submitted an application for the role by mistake.

Lewis expressed gratitude at his election but was unimpressed by the lack of female leadership on the board. “...As much as I am happy to be re-elected Canoc president for the 2018/2022 term the fact that CANOC elected only one female on its board is nothing to be proud about. The next CANOC president is a woman with a gender equal board,” he posted to his Twitter page yesterday.

Lewis was elected TTOC president in 2013 and was re-elected to serve another four-year term last year.

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Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

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Colin Murray | colomurray@gmail.com

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

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DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

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Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

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In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.

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