By Duncan Mackay

Brian Lewis profileMay 6 - Brian Lewis has been elected as the new President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) to replace Larry Romany, who had been forced to step down after serving the maximum two four-year terms.

Lewis (pictured) had resigned as general secretary of the TTOC after 17 years to contest the election.

He beat former banker Richard Young by 29 votes to 16. 

"I think it was an important process for the TTOC to go through at this time and I think the organisation will be stronger for it," said Lewis.

"Richard Young presented a creditable case and valid arguments.

"Now that the campaigning is over, it is now about all the parties working together for the Olympic Movement.

"I am particularly proud that the campaign was contested with a high degree of integrity and dignity at the end, the Olympic Movement will come together and I am confident members of the new executive can work together."

Lewis will have as his deputies David Inglefield, a successful businessman, and Dr Terry Ali, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Sports Medicine Association, with Annette Knott, who was Chef de Mission of Trinidad's team at London 2012, taking over as secretary general.

Keshorn Walcott London 2012Keshorn Walcott became only the second Olympic gold medallist from Trinidad and Tobago when he won the javelin at London 2012

London 2012 was Trinidad's best ever performance at an Olympics since they made their debut the last time the Games were held in the British capital, in 1948.

Trinidad won four medals, including a surprise gold in the javelin by Keshorn Walcott, who became only the country's second Olympic champion, following Hasely Crawford, who won the 100 metres at Montral in 1976. 

Distance runner Diane Henderson is the new assistant secretary general while Tyrone Marcus, a respected sports attorney, takes over as treasurer.

Executive members voted in included, Garvin Warrick, a telecommunications specialist, and Wendell Constantine, the communications and brand manager of BG Trinidad and Tobago.

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