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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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UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

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At 10:00am (4:00pm TT time), Akidah Briggs contested for a medal in the Girls Shot Put. Being the only Caribbean national in the shot put event, Akidah placed 6th with a throw of 14.14m. Just shy of her target goal for the Games, she’s determined to use the experience to improve her throws. “It wasn't the result I expected, but I did my best. I plan to use this experience as a stepping stone to go back home and train harder for future events,” said Akidah.
 

Akidah described the Commonwealth Youth Games as a more relaxed environment in comparison to the World Junior Championships. “In World's (Junior Championships) I was tense because there were more competitors and a bigger crowd. The experience helped prepare me for this competition (Commonwealth Youth Games) because in World's I put myself under pressure by thinking about getting more distance. In this Games I focused on my technique and also thought about how I got my personal best in Carifta in April (15.09).”
 
Later on that day, Amira and Jeron took to the swimming pool once again. Both athletes competed in 50m Breaststroke event. Jeron finished 4th in the preliminaries, setting a personal best and a new national junior record with a time of 30.51. He previously held the national junior record and he went 0.59 better in this event.
 
Jeron’s time was just enough for him to qualify for the A Finals of the 50m Breaststroke. In the end, he placed 7th overall, breaking the National Junior record again in 30.45. While his teammate Amira swam another personal best time for the Games in the 50m breaststroke, also finishing 4th in her heat in 36.94. However, her time was not fast enough to secure her a spot in the Finals.
 
Away from competition, Team TTO’s Samoa 2015 Chef took the athletes to the 'Voice of the athletes’ booth which included activities on being a leader, playing fair, playing safe and protecting the environment.