GOA General Council votes in favour of IOC age limit recommendation


The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is set to have a new president after the General Council voted in favour of a recommendation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in its governance principles to limit the age of executive members of the IOC and its affiliate members of national Olympic Committees.

The IOC has recommended an age limit of 70 years for functioning executive members. The current GOA President K.A. Juman Yassin, who has been in the post since 1996, turned 75 in March.

At a special Annual General Meeting on Thursday afternoon at its Lilliendaal headquarters to ratify its new constitution as proposed by the IOC, the GOA General Council voted 29-13 in favour of the age limit recommendation, various sources confirmed.

With this new development, elections at the GOA are now due within a month.

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