- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MADRID (AP) - Alejandro Blanco has been elected to his fourth consecutive term as president of the Spanish Olympic Committee.

Blanco will remain in charge until 2021, becoming the body’s longest-serving president since its foundation in 1912.

The 66-year-old Blanco took over the committee for the first time in 2005. He will have completed 16 years in charge at the end of his new term.


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Blanco was the only candidate and received 167 of 171 possible votes on Wednesday, with four blank ballots.

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This story has been corrected to show that voting was Wednesday, not Tuesday.

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