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Former rower Tricia Smith elected new Canadian Olympic Comittee president

MONTREAL — Olympic medallist and lawyer Tricia Smith was voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee on Sunday morning.

A four-time Olympic rower from Vancouver, Smith won silver at Los Angeles 1984 in coxless pairs with teammate Elizabeth Craig.

Smith — a recipient of the Order of Canada — had been vice president of the Canadian Olympic Committee since 2009.

She recently became interim president of the organization following Marcel Aubut’s resignation in early October.

COC board members chose between Smith and award-winning high performance coach and lawyer Peter Lawless, who will continue to serve the organization as vice president.

The Canadian Press

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