By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 27 April 2013:
The Libyan Olympic . . .[restrict]Committee (LOC) has elected Jamal Al-Zarrug as its new president. A new 12-member administrative board was also elected. They were the “first fair and democratic elections in the committee’s history”, LOC official Hamza Ghashout told the Libya Herald.
The LOC was set up in 1962.
Zarrug, who started his sporting career as a volleyball player, obtained 42 votes over his closest competitor who got just seven votes.
The 57-year-old was elected a member of the governing board of the Arab Volleyball Confederation in 2005.
The committee was rocked in January last year when the Integrity Commission disbarred the then president Nabil Elalem as well as the Committee’s executive officer Abdulqadir Alwandi for their involvement with the Qaddafi regime. Alwandi was also chairman of the Libyan Swimming Federation at the time.
Noureddine Krekshi then took over as president but made it clear last November that he was there on an interim basis, until a new board and president were elected.
He has now been elected to the 12-member board.