Alejandro Blanco will serve a fifth term as president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), having been re-elected unopposed at the organisation’s extraordinary general assembly held yesterday (1 December) in Madrid.

Blanco will remain in post until 2025, bringing his presidential reign to 20 years, having first taken up the role in 2005.

He received 156 votes in his favour at the election, which comprised 100 per cent of Olympic federations and 92 per cent of non-Olympic governing bodies, according to the COE.

Blanco’s reappointment makes him the longest-standing president of the COE, surpassing Jose Moscardo e Ituarte, who was at the helm for 15 years.