Williams hints at further NOC elections delay

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The National Olympic Committee (NOC) may be forced to carry the resumption of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections beyond the planned end of June date.
This is according to Secretary General Cliff Williams, who said they are still awaiting a report from the joint IOC/PASO delegation that visited Antigua late May and conducted investigations into a number of issues affecting the organisation.
“We were hoping for it to happen at the end of this month, but so far, we haven’t received any report since the persons (IOC and PASO representatives) went back and so I think we are looking at before this month ends. We hope it could be somewhere before the CAC Games and the CAC Games is the 19th of July,” he said. 
In a letter dated May 7, IOC/PASO informed the national body of its then-pending visit from May 19 to 20.
The main purpose of the visit, according to the mail, was “to meet with all the interested parties/bodies.” This, the letter added, includes members of the executive committee of the NOC, including Vice President Wilbur Harrigan; the fencing federation and members of the general assembly.
Williams is hoping the AGM can be resumed in short order but reminds there are a number of competitions and events on the horizon that could retard the process.
“It would be tough doing an election now and dealing with the team qualification and that sort of thing is still happening for athletics but we have quite a few swimmers and quite a few people who would have qualified for the games,” he said. 
The NOC, in December of last year, was forced to adjourn its annual general meeting as they sought clarity on a matter involving President of the Antigua and Barbuda Fencing Federation (ABFF), Kelesha Antoine.
The confusion hinged on whether or not Antoine had the authority to nominate one presidential candidate, Neil Cochrane, after her federation had allegedly voted internally to support Greene.
Antoine has denied the allegations that she wrongfully nominated Cochrane.

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