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.

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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