St Lucia’s Richard Peterkin has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has been awarded the title in recognition of his service to the private sector and to sports administration.
He became the President of the St Lucia Olympic Committee back in 1992 and spent 20-years in the post, before stepping down to be succeeded by Fortuna Belrose.
Peterkin has been a member of the IOC since 2009 and currently sits on the organisation’s marketing and women in sport commissions.
The 68-year-old also serves at the treasurer of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and was formerly treasurer at the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).
It is expected that Peterkin will formally enter the race to become PASO President, with St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee general secretary Keith Joseph and Dominican Republic’s José Joaquín Puello already confirming their intentions.
Chilean Olympic Committee President Neven Ilic has also entered the race, while Brazilian Olympic Committee and Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman is considered a probable contender.