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July 09, 2020

Lewis: Reinstate Munich Games 400m medallists Matthews, Collett

Caribbean National Olympic Committees (CANOC) president Brian Lewis is calling for the rescinding of a…
July 07, 2020

A sports-base approach is needed to help the youth

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July 07, 2020

CANOC President calls for IOC to rescind life bans issued to athletes 48 years after…

Caribbean National Olympic Committees (CANOC) President Brian Lewis has called for the International Olympic Committee…
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


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

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“We got your back” is the message Minister Smith is sending to Trinidad and Tobago’s athletes preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Government is doing all that they possibly can to assist with the available funds, and know how important the athletes are to the country. “We want you, the athletes, to be examples to the youth and of course to honour the red, white and black.”

The Honourable Darryl Smith continues his support by donating 5% of his salary for the period February to August, 2016 to TTOC’s Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund – 10 Golds 24.

Minister Smith indicated that the Government is passionate about sport hence it is top priority to support initiatives such as theAthlete Welfare and Preparation Fund (10Golds24). He said, the Prime Minister, Dr. Rowley and his Cabinet understand what Olympics can bring and has brought to this nation. “We saw it with Keshorn Walcott,

Ato Boldon, George Bovell, and our first Olympic gold medallist, Hasely Crawford” amongst others. He noted that it is imperative to support this drive and is hopeful that others will be encouraged to donate to the fund.

In December 2015, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago in his address to the nation, said that as a symbolic gesture, he and his Cabinet colleagues decided effective January 2016, for the next two years, they will each donate 5% of their salary to a selected charity, NGO or sporting body of choice. The Sport and Youth Affairs Minister reiterated that the government of Trinidad and Tobago is here to support.

TTOC’s President Mr. Brian Lewis was on hand to receive Minister Smith’s first contribution and stated that he is very pleased that the Minister is displaying his tangible support to the athletes in the drive for 10 or more Olympic Gold medals by 2024. He added that the athletes are doing well with all the different things taking place, but at the end the focus is Rio 2016 going for gold.