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Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« on: July 10, 2008, 07:10:17 AM »
Ollie inducted into the Hall of Fame today
By Joan Rampersad (Trinidad Newsday)


Oliver Camps, 77, one of the most distinguished sports administrators in the country over a period that spans almost five decades will be inducted into First Citizens Sports Foundation’s Hall of Fame today at the Crowne Plaza.

The current president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the Harvard Club told Newsday about the induction, “It came all of a sudden. It’s something I never expected in my life. I didn’t do things with that in mind. I just did what I had to do, got enjoyment out of it and the people I was doing it for got what was required.”

Camps stated that he was always sports-minded and as a child, played every game, whether it was cricket, football, basketball, cycling, hockey, lawn tennis, etc. He was also an ardent hunter. He said he even did boxing because it was all about enjoying the sport itself.

Camps has been involved in sports for more than 50 years, first as an active player of every sporting discipline, with the exception of swimming, and later as an administrator.

After plying football and cricket for the Harvard Club, Camps served as the Club’s secretary for more than 25 years before being elected as president in 1991, a post that he holds to this date.

He said, “I am very happy to be recognised. With all the ups and downs I never expected that to happen. I believe in the Almighty who has given me over the years, the health, strength, determination and will to do what I had to do, despite the challenges and the consequences. I was not deterred,” said an emotional Camps.

His many achievements are reflected in the part he has played in the development of local, regional and international football. He has served in key positions in the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF), the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Camps, who was also instrumental in promoting cricket in the country and the region, as well as given support to other sporting disciplines, was also a recipient of the TT Olympic Sports Personality Award in 2001.

As a businessman, Camps has given much of his life to the establishment and success of the Maritime Insurance Company Limited of which at present, he holds the top post of Chairman.

A gracious Camps then expressed his thanks to all of those who encouraged him over the years. He said:

“Believe me I needed all the encouragement in the world and the support to do what I had to do. I must thank Jack Warner who stood by my side in times of difficulty, my family for their patience especially having to be away from them so much.”

the Harvard Club where it has been a pleasure to represent and then serve, and my employers the Maritime Financial Group for allowing me the privilege to serve in my capacity as a national football administrator over the years, as well as their support through sponsorship over the period.”
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Re: Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 08:55:31 AM »
Ah read d 1st line and ah get vex ahready. Yuh have a rite not 2 expect it
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Re: Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 09:12:06 AM »
Ollie inducted into the Hall of Fame today


I must thank Jack Warner who stood by my side in times of difficulty....
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Understatement of all time!!!

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Re: Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 09:15:46 AM »
Ollie inducted into the Hall of Fame today
By Joan Rampersad (Trinidad Newsday)


I must thank Jack Warner who gave me shelter up his asshole in times of difficulty....
:-\  :-\  :-\

Understatement of all time!!!

I fix his quote
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Re: Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 09:17:42 AM »
Ollie inducted into the Hall of Fame today
By Joan Rampersad (Trinidad Newsday)


I must thank Jack Warner who gave me shelter up his asshole in times of difficulty....
I fix his quote
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Re: Oliver Camps inducted into the Hall of Fame today
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 10:18:34 AM »
Hmm everybody getting into the hall of fame these days...even ol tief

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Boldon, Hislop, De Leon, David, Seymour for T&T Hall of Fame
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 03:56:46 PM »
Boldon, Hislop for T&T Hall of Fame
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Thursday, July 10th 2008

Quadruple Trinidad and Tobago Olympic medallist Ato Boldon will be among 15 inductees into the First Citizens Sports Foundation eighth Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from seven o'clock tonight at the ballroom of Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Boldon has some unique company among the Foundation's newest inductees, including T&T World Cup 2006 goalkeeper, Neil Shaka Hislop; Leroy de Leon, acknowledged by many fans as Trinidad and Tobago's best-ever footballer; and former leading World Cup qualifying goalscorer Steve David.

T&T Football Federation president Oliver Camps is also among the inductees, as well as former national striker Shay Seymour, along with Mansingh Amarsingh, one of the premier table tennis players in T&T history.

Fitzroy Hoyte will be the only former sportsman to take up the accolade for the sport of cycling, while the only one being granted the honour posthumously is the late swimmer, Joey Kaufman.

Among the invited guests are President George Maxwell Richards, as well as Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gary Hunt, and Minister in the Ministry of Finance Mariano Browne.

 

website: http://www.firstsports.net/ (not yet updated with 2008)
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Re: Boldon, Hislop, De Leon, David, Seymour for T&T Hall of Fame
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008, 05:12:25 PM »
Anybody goin dis 2 boo Camps I still eh know what FCB was tinkin when dey decided 2 induct dis clown
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Re: Boldon, Hislop, De Leon, David, Seymour for T&T Hall of Fame
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 12:08:31 AM »
Anybody goin dis 2 boo Camps I still eh know what FCB was tinkin when dey decided 2 induct dis clown

I definitly agree with you on this one.  Infact the entire 2006 wc team should all show up to boo Camps and the people who nominated him.   The entire 2006 soca warriors squad should be inducted into the hall of fame instead of sCamps.

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Re: Boldon, Hislop, De Leon, David, Seymour for T&T Hall of Fame
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008, 07:58:30 AM »
Yuh woud tink that dey would have inducted dat whole team en masse. In 2008 d internet has been invented if dey did google Camps name u go c y he should not induct d scamps in d hall of fame
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