Online Periodization Workshop - Registration

What's new with Team TTO

June 03, 2020

Do not flinch in the face of adversity

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement that phase three of the reopening of the T&T…
June 03, 2020

An open letter to sport #BlackLivesMatter

Citizens across the world have mobilised to stand up for equal rights, for freedom, fairness,…
June 02, 2020

Rolf Bartolo - A man of integrity

Tributes keep pouring in for Rolf Bartolo from different quarters in Trinidad and Tobago. On…
June 01, 2020

Lewis: Sport can be key in covid19 recovery

BRIAN LEWIS, president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), says that sports can play a…
May 31, 2020

FEMALE MEMBERSHIP OF IOC COMMISSIONS REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 47.7 PER CENT - TWO…

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COMMISSIONS FOR 2020. THE…
May 28, 2020

TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes

The TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) is currently finalising the criteria needed for athletes to benefit…
May 26, 2020

OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these…

Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

Logo TOKYO 2020 International Olympic Committee
Logo Omega Offical Timekeeper

Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

Welcome to the Olympic Channel Live

Team TTO on Facebook

Team TTO on Twitter

An open letter to sport BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/X4KIba6zFA
Less than a minute ago
These days, switching off the rest of the world is a big part of selfcare. This weekend we encourage you to spend s… https://t.co/oj29INDGJq
About 12 hours ago
Rolf Bartolo - A man of integrity https://t.co/vlnIJGda37
About 23 hours ago
It's Olympic Month 🤩 🗣Are you ready to GetActive ?!!🤸🏽‍♀️⛹🏽️ Join TeamTTO 🇹🇹 as we Move Learn Discover for the… https://t.co/FobtfPSAJD
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:52

TeamTTO on Instagram

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

T&T OLYMPIC TEAM TTO PARTNERS

Children enjoy Olympic Day but warn boxer:

CHILDREN from across TT got the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting events and also had words of encouragement for one national boxer trying to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, when Olympic Day was held at Lord Harris Square,Port of Spain, on Friday.

Olympic Day is today, but the TT Olympic Committee decided to celebrate on Friday.

Olympic Day is commemorated annually by over 200 national Olympic committees worldwide. The aim is to educate children on the role of sport in society and the values espoused by the Olympic movement. In keeping with these objectives, the activities strive to encourage the nation’s youth to strive for excellence, to celebrate friendship and to demonstrate respect.

Children learned the basics of sports such as boxing, rowing, basketball, rugby, gymnastics and chess. The children also enjoyed taking part in a dance routine. A number of national athletes were unfortunately out of the country for the event, but TT boxers Nigel Paul and Michael Alexander were present.

Paul, a super heavyweight boxer, said he enjoyed spending time with the children. “For me, it was really fun interacting with the kids from all over the country. I made a couple of friends, told them about my journey and what it took to make it to the Olympics. A lot of them keep coming back to the tent and they wanted to know more and do more, so it was real fun.”

Paul, who was defeated in the round of 16 at the 2016 Rio Olympics, even got some advice from the children to perform at a higher level if he qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I told them what happen to me at the last Olympics and they were ‘Sir next time you go you have to make sure and win and we looking out for you.’ Knowing that the kids really following your progress and looking out for you it is something really encouraging.

They make you put your best foot forward the next time around knowing that you have these youngsters looking up at you and really wanting you to do well.” Vice-president of the TTOC Diane Henderson was glad the youngsters got the experience. “There is a nice range of sporting disciplines here, so that is good. The kids are getting to do little fun events to keep them active and engaged.”

Source