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July 04, 2020

Matthews and Collett Banned From Olympics

MUNICH, West Germany, Sept. 8 — The International Olympic Committee barred today two United States…
July 04, 2020

Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett: A Most Casual Protest With Most Striking Consequences

They stood there casually, one barefoot, hands on hips, the other in thoughtful repose, right…
July 04, 2020

Athletes Will Be Banned From Protesting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the Games Have…

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced new guidelines on Thursday that ban athletes from making…
July 04, 2020

RESOLUTION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD WITH REGARD TO RACISM AND INCLUSION

The IOC stands for non-discrimination as one of the founding pillars of the Olympic Movement,…
July 01, 2020

Lewis highlights racial discrimination and gender inequality in sports

"Olympic Order is the Olympic Movement highest award for distinguished contributions to sports. The list…
June 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter movement brings ex-IOC President Brundage under new scrutiny

When the Olympic Games were last held in Tokyo, American multi-millionaire Avery Brundage was President…
June 27, 2020

Opinion: Equality still remains an elusive goal

My professional life has been defined by three principles: excellence, integrity, equality. They were bred…

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At times I don’t think people appreciate how tough T&T can be. This is a place where people tear you down simply because you may not be like them.

That may be based on the colour of your skin or your address. There is so much us and them.

As we start a new year and the struggle gets more pronounced it will become even more a priority that the temptation to become over protective will set in.

It’s becoming harder and harder to dance around the obvious and to tolerate rank nonsense. If we have to make a modicum of progress not significant progress we have to rock the boat hard.

There are people who are flat out impediments to the transformation that is required and by tolerating them and their antics the entire transformation and modernisation of sport is endangered.

In the current economic climate where obtaining funding is not as easy as it was in the days of plenty, a sense of urgency is required. National sport organisations must act and act fast because this is certainly not a time to waste time and resources.

Decisions have to be made and made fast.

Sport in T&T must dig deep, no hypocrisy, no pulling of punches as 2018 will present all kinds of challenges. The bottom line is given the situation it’s survival business for sports as it is for any other sector of the economy.

The national sport organisations that are strategically sharp and organized will overcome and thrive in the chaos of the dire economic climate.

It’s is going to be an unforgiving landscape and its likely to get much worse before it gets better.

That having been said, it’s going to be a period when great achievements will be forged in the face of all the challenges.

As we walk into the belly of the fire there is an adrenaline rush of excitement for those who are battle ready. Let the battle begin.

Economic challenges can be an equaliser as side by side regardless of colour, creed or race each of us face the choice- be vulnerable alone or be stronger together.

As difficult as things maybe it is a great time to seize on the opportunity to bring out the best in each other.

Let the battle begin.

Man the battle stations. Be ready don’t drop the ball. This is the opportunity to emerge better than ever.

Let the battle begin. Be ready..There is no turning back the hands of the clock.

Forward ever, backward never.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brian Lewis is the the President of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and the views expressed as not necessarily those of the organisation

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