Hugh Graham, standing, has been re-elected Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee President ©CISNOC

Hugh Graham has been re-elected President of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) at the organisation's Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The incumbent was being challenged by Makiroa Mitchell-John and Romani Katoa, but won the right to another term.

Graham first became President in 2012 and was later re-elected in 2013 and 2017.

He has also been President of the Cook Islands Volleyball Federation since 2016.

The AGM was held on Wednesday (March 17) at the Atiu Hostel on the island of Rarotonga.

Unakea Kauvai was also re-elected as treasurer at the AGM. 

Teariki Puni and Simiona Teiotu were elected as vice-presidents and join the CISNOC Executive Board, with Teva Simiona and Mark Short the two unsuccessful vice-presidential candidates.

CISNOC AGM...Full house for CISNOC Annual General Meeting last night which was held at the Atiu Hostel. MEITAKI MAATA...

Posted by Cook Islands Sports on Thursday, 18 March 2021

In 2017, Puni became the first Cook Islander to become a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committee Medical Commission.

Puni also chairs the Cook Islands Medical and Anti-Doping Organisation.

A total of 27 National Federations were represented at the CISNOC AGM by delegates, contributing to what CISNOC said was a record turnout of 98 per cent.

CISNOC's independent scrutineering team was led by Theresa Tararo.