Mohamed Abdul Sattar has been elected as the new President of the Maldives Olympic Committee ©MOC

Mohamed Abdul Sattar has been elected President of the Maldives Olympic Committee (MOC) after seeing off rival Moosa Nashid in the vote at the organisation's Extraordinary General Assembly.

Sattar, head of the Swimming Association of Maldives, received 11 votes, while Nashid earned seven.

Ali Umar, from the Football Association of Maldives, had also declared his candidacy for President but withdrew the day before the meeting.

Sattar replaces Mohamed Shaweed, who opted not to stand for re-election after completing his latest four-year term.

Ahmed Ismail and Mohamed Tholal, representing handball and athletics, respectively, were chosen to serve as vice-presidents.

The MOC is also looking for a new secretary general after Marzooq Ahmed confirmed he would be leaving the position.

The Executive Committee is set to appoint Ahmed's replacement at its next meeting.

"Wholeheartedly I can say that it has been a privilege and an honour to serve Maldives sports family, especially the youth of our nation," Ahmed said.

Athletes from the Maldives have competed at every Summer Olympic Games since Seoul 1988, but the country is yet to win a medal.