Outgoing Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) executive committee members have had their automatic right to vote in elections taken away. This change came about at the 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the national Olympic committee.
The motion for the required change to the TTOC constitution received the unanimous 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 duly accredited delegates representing a financial and voting member affiliate.
The election of officers of the committee is held in the year following the conclusion of the Olympic Games. Election of officers took place last year.
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 (NSOs) also received , considered and approved the 2013 Annual Report and the Audited Financial Statements. The AGM was held on Tuesday at Olympic House, Abrecromby Street.