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Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:00 AM

 

New interim president elected to CANOC

 

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.

 

Watford face probe

LONDON (AP):

English football authorities are investigating newspaper allegations that Watford supplied falsified financial information to allow Italian businessman Gino Pozzo to become the club's owner.

The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday it has obtained a forged bank letter submitted by Watford to provide proof that Pozzo had enough funds to take over the club before the 2014-15 season. Watford won promotion to the Premier League that season. The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, says "We immediately commenced a disciplinary investigation into serious allegations made against Watford" after receiving information by the Daily Telegraph.

The EFL has asked Watford to "provide a full and detailed response to the allegations."