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Elected officers lose right to vote in TTOC elections

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Outgoing T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) executive committee members have had their automatic right to vote during elections taken away. This change came about at the 67th annual national Olympic committee general meeting (AGM), held at Olympic House. Abercromby St, Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday.

The motion for the required change to the TTOC Constitution received the unanimously support of the national sport organisations and TTOC executive committee members in attendance. To be eligible to vote outgoing elected executive committee members must now be a duly accredited delegate representing a financial and voting member affiliate. The election of officers of the committee is held every year following the Olympic Games.

The latest election of officers took place last year and the next election will be held in 2017. The change removing the automatic right to vote is a significant one with respect to sport governance and the notion of free and fair election of sport leaders. Member national sport organisations also received, considered and approved the 2013 annual report and the audited financial statements.