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Lewis working towards athlete medical insurance
« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2015, 03:42:59 PM »
Lewis working towards athlete medical insurance
Saturday, September 26 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Brian Lewis, president of TTOC

WITH SEVERAL of the nation’s top athletes currently nursing long-standing injuries in a crucial pre-Olympic year, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis has been working assiduously towards completion of an Olympic Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation Support Services Network.

Lewis, who unveiled his brainchild initiative ‘10 or more Olympic Gold Medals by 2024 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund’ in January this year, revealed that this new medical network will fall under the same umbrella.

This Support Services Network aims to facilitate elite and Olympic athletes who have sustained and/or are recovering from injury.

Although this programme has not yet been fully implemented, Lewis has already begun discussions with several medical practitioners and institutions to assist in making this idea a success. The achievement of medical insurance for TT athletes is also a primary objective through this drive.

“The TTO C and some of its stakeholder have been in talks with medical practitioners, physiotherapists, sport psychologists, massage therapists, companies that provide MRI services, to discuss with them discounted fees under this new Network,” said Lewis on Wednesday. “We also have been working together with a company called Dalian Medical Concierge Services in terms of how we could manage and make more efficient the health services that we offer the athletes, especially those striving to an elite and Olympic level.” Presently, reigning Olympic men’s javelin champion Keshorn Walcott is still finding a way to compete with a slight ankle injury, former National sprint queen Michelle Lee Ahye has been in and out of her best form due a niggling hamstring damage, ace 100m sprinter Keston Bledman is also still on the mend from a recent groin strain while Women Soca Warriors captain Maylee Attin-Johnson has been out of competition for over two months, among other ailing national sporting representatives. According to Lewis, the full and fast recovery of these athletes are critical towards TT ’s medal haul at the 2016 Summer Games.

“There have been a number of injuries that have been the subject of discussion within sport locally and it would be remiss of me and the TTO C, if we weren’t concerned also,” added Lewis.

“I would like to really get the Network Services fully up, even though we have accessed certain services within that already. But with our eyes on 2016, this is very important in my mind and has to be a priority now, and is definitely a concern.” The former Harvard Rugby Club player admitted that injury prevention is just as important, if not more, than recovery. Lewis stated that once this Network is officially set up, athletes may feel an additional sense of security and be able to perform better knowing that their career and health is being properly evaluated and managed.

“Injury prevention is just a part of it,” he continued. “When the athletes get injured, getting them to recover as fast as possible is pivotal.

As part of athlete welfare, this is a critical element. There are too many situations locally where the athletes’ access to proper medicals like MRI’s and so on are being comprised. When they are forced to face the public sector, the time line is rather lengthy from admittance to full recovery.

This compromises the athlete and is an issue that we need to address immediately.” Recently, the TTO C boss held talks with the Olympic fraternity’s High Performance partner, Michael Johnson, and a couple days ago, TT ’s four-time Olympic medallist, Ato Boldon. Lewis has been relaying his message and unique plans for athlete development throughout the local and international sporting stratosphere and also held profitable discussions with National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) president, Ephraim Serrette.
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TTOC to host 'Good Governance' workshops*
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2015, 08:18:01 AM »
TTOC to host 'Good Governance' workshops*
Published on Oct 11, 2015, 10:13 pm AST (T&T Express)


TTOC PRESIDENT: Brian Lewis

PORT OF SPAIN
 
 The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC ) will conduct Good Governance workshops from November 2-7, at the Olympic House on Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.
“The TTOC plan to develop a good governance code for sport continues to make significant progress,” said a media release from the TTOC.
Professor Leigh Robinson, dean and head of school, School of Sport at the University of Stirling, Scotland, will facilitate the workshops next month.
“The intention is that the Good Governance Code for Sport will be approved and codified in the TTOC constitution by April 2016,” the release stated.

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Brian Lewis on the Street 91.9FM right now promoting TTOC ongoing courses including the Michael Johnson Performance Workshops, etc.

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Radio show is called "Game Time" hosted by Mark-Anthony Scott which is on every Sunday for 2 hours from 9am till 11am on The Street 91.9FM (http://www.thestreet919fm.com/)
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) News Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2015, 10:45:45 AM »

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Call to account* Lewis: NSOs must be transparent
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2015, 07:47:29 PM »
Call to account*
Lewis: NSOs must be transparent

By Mark Pouchet, mark.pouchet@trinidadexpress.com
Published on Oct 20, 2015, 11:06 pm AST (T&T Express)


Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis said national sporting organisations (NSOs) must abide by the principles of transparency and accountability, including properly audited accounts, once they are in receipt of public funds.

Lewis, currently part of a commission working on the adaptation of a revised Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Constitution, said: “Applicable and appropriate principles of transparency, fairness, value for money and accountability must be a feature of sport governance.”

“Financial fiddling, improper invoicing, credit card misuse, misappropriation and inflated invoicing are risks that national sport organisations must mitigate,” the former TTOC secretary general said.

Lewis added that the conduct of national sport organisations in respect of use of funds must be “above reproach.”
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TTOC signs deal with The Fan Club
...branded Olympic apparel, gifts to hit market

Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (T&T Guardian)


TTOC president Brian Lewis, left, and The Fan Club director Mikhail Singh sign the agreement that will see T&T Olympic apparel and souvenir merchandise in The Fan Club’s three stores at MovieTowne, Gulf City Mall and Trincity Mall.

Fans of the country’s sportsmen and women can expect to have a closer relationship with their heroes in the build-up to next year’s Olympic Games in Rio, with the signing of an agreement between the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and The Fan Club, retailer of authentic apparel and branded souvenir gift items.

The agreement, signed last week, will allow for The Fan Club to market, distribute and sell T&T Olympic-branded merchandise at its three locations in MovieTowne, Trincity Mall and Gulf City Mall.

Fans can expect branded T-shirts, polos, shorts, water bottles, coffee mugs, key chains, pins, jackets and track outfits.

TTOC president Brian Lewis described the initiative as another positive sign for his organisation, noting that not only will the constituency of Olympic fans be brought closer to their heroes, but it demonstrated the TTOC’s commitment to finding ways to increase its revenue earning capacity.

Lewis said that it was no secret that T&T fans were passionate, and wanted to identify with the athletes who represented them on the big stage.

“Fans have been asking about this initiative for sometime, and we have finally found a partner whom we believe can execute this process in a meaningful way.

“We know The Fan Club is a place where authentic fan apparel and gift items can be found. And we have no doubt that this relationship will bear fruit.”

Director of The Fan Club, Mikhail Singh, noted that the store already had a relationship with the T&T Football Association, and was associated with the sales of Red Steel jerseys for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) earlier this year.

“The TTOC is our signature sporting body in Trinidad and Tobago and we are very pleased to be associated with this project. We are hoping that fans can start getting their Olympic merchandise and branded items by November.”
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) News Thread
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2016, 06:30:06 PM »

The T&T Olympic Committee is shifting gears now as it attempts to push towards producing 10 or more Olympic Champions by 2024. The Committee is ready to pilot what it calls a "long term athlete development program" which shall be implemented in several sporting disciplines, monitored over an 18 month period, and then subsequently evaluated to determine its successes and shortfalls.
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Olympic Committee to follow WHO guidelines
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2016, 10:50:19 AM »
Olympic Committee to follow WHO guidelines
Monday, February 22 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Brian Lewis, president of TTOC

THERE HAS been much discussion about the Zika virus in Brazil and the possible impact of the virus on the Summer Olympics of 2016. The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC)’s representative team of Annette Knott, Secretary General and Dr Ian Hypolite, Chef de Mission recently visited three locations in Brazil to assess the Zika situation and review potential training sites for the national team.

These included the north-east coastal town of Recife in the state of Pernambuco, Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas and Rio de Janeiro, the capital and site of the Games.

The TTOC has advised that in each location the response mechanisms for the Zika outbreak was clear and operational. The coastal town of Recife can be described as “ground zero” for the Zika outbreak in Brazil. As a result, Recife is at the forefront in the battle against the virus. The real concern about the virus relates directly to its impact on pregnant women.

Reports have suggested a link, still casual, between the virus and microcephaly in newborns. The TTOC team noted that there was no sense of panic among the Brazilian populace, which has already experienced dengue and chikungunya.

Illnesses which are spread by the same mosquito vector.

Preventive methods such as vector eradication, use of repellent, and appropriate attire, were constantly emphasised. These recommendations are globally applicable given the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration of an international public health emergency.

It therefore means that people everywhere have to be wary about the spread of the Zika virus in their own countries. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of Zika here in Trinidad and Tobago.

At this time it is noteworthy that the WHO has not recommended travel or trade bans with affected countries, and has stressed that there is still a lot to learn about the virus. Given its recent experience in Brazil, the TTOC’s representative team has fully accepted the recommendations of the WHO on the International Zika outbreak.
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TTOC Long-Term Athlete Development programme begins
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2016, 09:17:14 AM »
TTOC Long-Term Athlete Development programme begins
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (T&T Guardian)


In an effort to enhance it chances of attaining its gold of #10orMoreGold2014, the T&T Olympic Committee will commence and 18-month Long-Term Athlete Development LTAD) programme from Thurday.

The feature speaker for Thursday’s opening day at Guardian Group Head Office, Guardian Drive, Westmoorings,  will be Richard Way, one of the architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework.

The second and final day of Way’s visit will conclude with another lecture to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wrightson Road, on Friday. Both days the lectures will start at 9 am.

Way has facilitated the use of LTAD for 30-plus sports in more than 50 countries, and recently co-authored the book, Long-Term Athlete Development, with Istvan Balyi and Colin Higgs

With much emphasis being placed on its mission of attain ten or more gold medals or the creation of ten champions by 2024, T&TOC Secretary General, Annette Knott, speaking  at a media conference held at T&TOC’s Abercromby Street Head Office, last month said it’s was a tremendous responsibility because it’s the T&TOC vision and its leaders vision and it’s not just going to happen just like that.

She added: “So the LTAD programme that we are part of it’s a CANOC programme which is the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees. There are six countries involved and this pilot project is over the next 18 months. What will happen is that we will have our first visit from the experts on February 25 and 26 during which time on the first day we will have all the stake holders, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Education because a very important LTAD  programme is physical literacy which speaks to our primary schools and physical education

“The second day will then be tailored to the coaches and national sporting organisations because while we understand physical literacy and the fact is that we would love to ensure long term athlete development is within all areas of sport in T&T, we have a mission of ten golds 2024 and therefore we have to focus and target certain national sporting organisations so that we can also reach our goal.

“With this there are certain aspects of the long term athlete development programme where they learn to train, train to train and train to compete, and those are the three stages that we will be very interested in.

“We are talking about athletes between the ages of 9-16 and of course when we talk 16 years we are talking of 2020 and nine-year-olds we are talking 2024, so we have to be very precise and focus on what we are doing.

The experts will come five times over the period of the 18 months, so in other words they will come speak to the coaches and administrators and go back while we do our home-work in between and then they come back again and over that period we will be able to monitor and evaluate the programme and to see how best it is to operate.

This programme has work successful in Canada and most of the national organisations in Canada have a long term athlete development programme.
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T&TOC to host Marketing and Sport Conference
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2016, 10:05:12 AM »
T&TOC to host Marketing and Sport Conference
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (T&T Guardian)


Kevin Roberts

Founding Editor of Sport Business, Englishman Kevin Roberts will be the feature speaker at the T&T Olympic Committee (T&TOC) Sport Marketing and Business of Sport Conference carded for March 9. Roberts is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable media and communications professionals in international sport.

As co-founder and long-time editorial director of SportBusiness Group his work has given him a unique insight into and understanding of the workings of the many diverse sectors which constitute the business of sport. Today he combines his continuing work for SportBusiness Group with a wide-ranging communications consultancy in sport.

Roberts continues to be in demand as a host and presenter at conferences around the world and was responsible for planning, organising and hosting events including the most recent editions of the International Herald Tribune (Now Int’l New York Times) Sports Summit and the Sportel Monaco International Symposium

In addition he has written on sports business issues for a variety of international publications and is a frequent media spokesman on sport business issues. As a result of his professional activities Kevin Roberts has built an extensive network of high-level contacts within the sports business world.

Roberts is a trained as a journalist in the United Kingdom and edited regional business publications before moving into PR. He has worked in sport since the early 1990s when, as head of communications at the London-based agency CPMA, he worked on the IRB Rugby World Cup, World Student Games (Universiade) and Bells Scottish Open Golf Championship.

He subsequently worked on sports media projects including the inaugural IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens and UEFA Euro 96.

Roberts was a co-founder of Sport Business International in 1996 and went on to oversee the editorial development of the monthly magazine and Sportbusiness.com, the world’s leading on-line source of information about the business of sport.
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TTOC, Press Play Jukebox boost Olympic thrust
« Reply #69 on: February 25, 2016, 10:46:25 PM »
TTOC, Press Play Jukebox boost Olympic thrust
By JOEL BAILEY Thursday, February 25 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Director of Press Play, Dwayne Cambridge

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) announced a partnership with Press Play Jukebox Limited - a leading provider of media management solutions - at the Olympic House, Port of Spain yesterday.

The partnership will see Press Play assist in building the TTO C’s brand as well as generating revenue for the #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund.

Press Play said it was pleased to partner with the TTO C as they work to foster a greater sense of awareness and patriotism within Trinidad and Tobago. Through leveraging Press Play’s expertise in in-store advertising and mobile marketing, the TTO C hopes to be in a stronger position to execute on fundraising efforts.

More specifically, Press Play’s in-store and audio platform will be used to raise public awareness while mobile marketing will entail mobile app development and SMS services.

Dwayne Cambridge, managing director of Press Play, stated, “we hope that our investment in this will bear fruit.” Concerning the promotional venture, TTO C president Brian Lewis revealed, “when you go to (various groceries), what you will be hearing is little drops, little promos (about the athletes).” Cambridge explained why his group decided to lend a helping hand to the TTO C.

“It’s about brand awareness,” he said.

“A lot of people, if you ask around, don’t know what the TTO C is. The first part of it is learning awareness for the TTO C and what they actually do, which is supporting our athletes on their quest for gold. And, in the second phase of the partnership will be centred around revenue generation.

“It’s really about making sure that we have the capacity and the capability to support our athletes in their thrust.” Cambridge later noted, “what we’re primarily known for is instant audio but we actually do more than that. It’s about opening up ourselves and allowing the TTO C to take full advantage of what we have to offer, to engage the populace.

That’s really what it’s all about.” The TTO C president commented, “it’s a real pleasure for us. We look forward to working with the Press Play Jukebox team. This is a real game changer and who don’t understand it, just watch and see.” He noted, “for us to sustain 10 or more Olympic gold medals by the year 2024, for us to support our athletes the way we can, we have to create a sustainable and viable sport industry. We have to find innovative ways to grow this economic pie.

“We can’t have our athletes aspiring for greatness and excellence, and we have a team that is focused on mediocrity and negativity. The Olympic Committee is determined to be the spearhead and we are absolutely delighted to welcome inside the #10Golds24 Press Play Jukebox,” he ended.

And, in related news, representatives of automobile dealers Toyota Limited (Sean Shaffie) and Southern Sales (Leiah Mohammed) also presented Lewis with respective cheques for the #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund.
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Support grows for T&T athletes ...as TTOC Presses Play
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2016, 11:07:20 PM »
Support grows for T&T athletes
...as TTOC Presses Play

Published: Thursday, February 25, 2016 (T&T Guardian)


From left: Marketing Manager of Toyota Trinidad and Tobago Sean Shaffie, Limited, Marketing Coordinator of Southern Sales Liah Mohammed, TTOC President Brian Lewis, Director of Press Play Dwayne Cambridge, Director of Elephant & Castle Dale Harris and General Manager of Elephant & Castle Kimberly Martins.

Press Play Jukebox Limited will work in tandem with the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) in building its brand and generating revenue for the #10Golds24 (ten or more gold medals by the 2024 Olympics) Athlete Welfare and Preparation fund.

The partnership was announced at a press conference held at the T&T Olympic House on Abercromby Street in Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Press Play delivers media experiences that combine the perfect blend of creativity and innovative technology. The company specializes in sensory branding, leveraging pre-existing technologies to provide robust, dynamic and affordable media solutions to the masses which includes audio, video and interactive solutions and throughout have built their reputation by delivering quality systems and superior customer service that set a standard for excellence.

President of the TTOC, Brian Lewis, welcomed Press Play as a TTOC partner. “In its effort to transform our marketing, the TTOC cannot think outside the box, we have to create a new box and become more innovative, vibrant and creative with our marketing initiatives,” said Lewis.

Press Play is pleased to partner with the TTOC as it works to foster a greater sense of awareness and patriotism within T&T. Leveraging Press Play’s expertise in advertising and new media marketing, the TTOC will be in a stronger position to execute fundraising efforts as it aids the T&T athletes in achieving #10Golds24. More specifically, Press Play’s media platforms will be used to raise public awareness and assist the revenue generation activities through its retail radio (in-store audio) and PPTV (digital signage) and mobile platforms.

Director of Press Play, Dwayne Cambridge, believes that nationalism and patriotism are at the heart of this partnership. “On one side it’s about ensuring that our athletes are adequately resourced from a preparation and wellness standpoint, to do their best on the world stage,” said Cambridge. “On the other side it’s about forging a closer relationship between the public and our athletes. In getting the populous to better know the individuals who represent us and do the country proud, the goal will be to help each citizen to identify with the athletes and better understand what it takes to get them to the Olympics,” he stated.

“For continued success there needs to be a structured, systematic, and most importantly consistent approach to the support (from all stakeholders) of our athletes. Our intent is to help the TTOC to play a significant part in getting this done,” he concluded.

In addition to the partnership announcement, Toyota T&T Limited (TTTL) and Southern Sales presented their marathon pledge for the #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation fund to the TTOC. Marketing Manager, Sean Shaffie, presented on behalf of TTTL while Marketing Coordinator, Liah Mohammed, presented on behalf of Southern Sales.
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Sports Minister pledges part of salary to athletes
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Sports Minister pledges part of salary to athletes
Wednesday, March 2 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Pictured here is Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs Daryl Smith and TTOC President Brian Lewis.

“We got your back” is the message Sports Minister Darryl Smith is sending to Trinidad and Tobago’s athletes preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“We want you, the athletes, to be examples to the youth and of course to honour the red, white and black,” the Minister said, as he pledged five percent of his salary for the period February-August, 2016, to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund.

Smith indicated that the Government is passionate about sport hence it is top priority to support initiatives such as the Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund (10Golds24). He declared Prime Minister Dr Keith 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 said.

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 Rowley, 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 five percent of their salary to a selected charity, NGO or sporting body of choice.

TTO C’s president 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.
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Lewis calls for reduced $$ dependency
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2016, 10:18:05 AM »
Lewis calls for reduced $$ dependency
Saturday, March 12 2016 (T&T Newsday)


Brian Lewis, president of TTOC

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTO C) played host to its first Sports Marketing and Business of Sport Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, on Wednesday.

Held under the theme, “Towards Economic Growth and Diversification — Trinidad and Tobago Sport Rising to the Challenge”, Lewis urged sports stakeholders, entrepreneurs, athletes, executives of National Sport Organisations (NSOs) and members of the business community alike to significantly reduce their dependence on state financing.

“There is a big wide world out there that we need to tap into,” Lewis said before his introduction of Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Administrations (NAAA) in TT .

“How do we make sport in Trinidad attractive to investors?” he asked attendees.

In Serette’s address however, he focused on the local sport industry and policy.

The NAAA president stressed that there is presently a lack of data which hampers the ability of sports administrators to make effective decisions and accurately measure the output of our investments in sport. He lamented that there was, at this time, no data to measure the contribution of sport to TT .

Serrette was followed by Kevin Roberts, founding editor of Sports Business International, who delivered a captivating keynote address highlighting the value of the Global Sports Industry and key trends including polarisation, intense completion to host events, the increased globalisation of domestic sports and how a lack of market mass can hinder growth and poor standards of governance and professionalism.

Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, closed off the morning session highlighting the steps the government was taking to improve Sport Administration locally.

Other topics highlighted throughout the day included the business of sport investment and strategies for financing sports along with legal protection.

National 400-metre hurdles star and former World Champion Jehue Gordon was also in attendance.
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TTOC to Set Up Sports Industry Think Tank
« Reply #73 on: March 16, 2016, 04:58:35 PM »
TTOC to Set Up Sports Industry Think Tank
11 MARCH 2016    (TTOC.org)



On Wednesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee hosted a one day high level sports business conference on the theme towards Economic Growth and Diversification - Trinidad and Tobago Sport... Rising to the Challenge.
The well attended conference held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel invited as its feature speakers thought leaders and key decision makers from sport, finance, media, technology, investment and government presenting their views on key issues, challenges, insights and proposed solutions.


Photography Courtesy Allan Crane: Kevin Roberts, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith (middle) and Mr Ephraim Serrette.

Key Speakers included Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Darryl Smith, Mrs Joan Mendez, Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Former Minister of Energy Conrad Enill,Chairman of the Sports Company Michael Phillips,President of Invest TT Raquel Moses,Deputy CEO-Business Generation First Citizens Jason Julien,President of NAAA Ephraim Serette , international Speaker Kevin Roberts, Business women Lisa Ghany and Terri Ann Joseph-Braithwaite, Kurleigh Prescod , VP Technology, Flow TT and Intellectual property lawyer Carla Parris.

History was created as the conference was broadcast live on WISportsTV.

Arising from the deliberations participants noted that there was a need for urgent action on a new paradigm for the sports ecosystem in Trinidad and Tobago in order to leverage the commercial revenue opportunities locally, regionally and globally.

The meeting acknowledged that global trends in the growth of social media platforns, mobile consumption and services create significant opportunities for the Trinidad and Tobago sports practioners.

It was agreed that transforming Trinidad and Tobago as a destination for sports events including regional and Continental single sport championships, Continental ,International Federations General Assemblies and International Federations Elite Training Centres required urgent action.

The TTOC (Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ) agreed to establish a Think Tank that will review and develop appropriate strategy in respect of finance, investment, communications, event planning, marketing, business development and public relations as it relates to the creation of a private sector focussed business plan for the sports industry. This will contribute towards building a profitable private sector driven Trinidad and Tobago Sports Business Sector by year 2030 .

The consensus is that Trinidad and Tobago can be a niche player in global sports and can use sport to diversify its national resource based economy linking sport to other sectors of tourism while guiding policymakers on strategically spending and investing in sport tourism opportunities of the Trinidad and Tobago product.

It was agreed that building the economic footprint and attracting foreign direct investment into the Trinidad and Tobago sports ecosystem is desirable and efforts to build a stream of revenues from commercial ventures is a priority item.

The meeting was also updated with the decision by the TTOC ( Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ) to progress the inaugural National Beach Games in 2017 and position Trinidad and Tobago as the Beach Games capital of the Region with Tobago as the Beach Games epicentre.With approximately 20 sports to feature at the inaugural ANOC ( Association of National Olympic Committees ) 2017 World Beach Games in San Diego, USA. The TTOC intends to use the inaugural National Beach Games proposed for 2nd quarter 2017 as a selection showcase.
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« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2017, 05:54:08 PM »

Brian Lewis Returned as President of TTOC

The Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) took place on Thursday 20th April 2017 at Olympic House (121 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain).

The elected officers of the TTOC for the period 2017 -2021 are:

President - Mr. Brian Lewis
Vice President - Dr. Terry Ali
Vice President - Ms. Diane Henderson
Vice President - Mr. Ephraim Serrette
Secretary General - Mrs. Annette Knott
Assistant Secretary General - Ms. Nadine Khan
Treasurer - Mr. Curtis Nero
Executive Member - Mrs. Giselle La Ronde West
Executive Member - Ms. Reyah Richardson
Executive Member - Mr. Wendell Constantine
Trustee - Mr. Dave Williams
Trustee - Mrs. Racquel Moses

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« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2017, 10:48:39 AM »
Worlds starts tomorrow. Nobody saying anything.

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« Reply #76 on: August 03, 2017, 01:47:34 PM »
Worlds starts tomorrow. Nobody saying anything.

The only thing to say.. We MIGHT win a medal. I hope that I'm proved wrong.

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« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2017, 05:00:04 AM »
Worlds starts tomorrow. Nobody saying anything.

The only thing to say.. We MIGHT win a medal. I hope that I'm proved wrong.

the bandwaggonists should start appearing today talking about the athletes are $hit, etc.
I hope you are wrong too but things looking bleak.  Keshorn struggling, Cedenio dealing with injuries and the 400m men race will be fire (sub 44 to medal).
MLA should make finals in 100 and 200. 4x1 women, 4 x 4 men, Jereem (200) and Keshorn should also make finals.  Hopefully they will surprise us.
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« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2017, 10:34:01 AM »
Worlds starts tomorrow. Nobody saying anything.

The only thing to say.. We MIGHT win a medal. I hope that I'm proved wrong.

the bandwaggonists should start appearing today talking about the athletes are $hit, etc.
I hope you are wrong too but things looking bleak.  Keshorn struggling, Cedenio dealing with injuries and the 400m men race will be fire (sub 44 to medal).
MLA should make finals in 100 and 200. 4x1 women, 4 x 4 men, Jereem (200) and Keshorn should also make finals.  Hopefully they will surprise us.

I supporting my team through thick and thin. I'm a realist though. Things look very bleak. Any accomplishment made by the athletes is by their own strength. The administration does very little to support.

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« Reply #79 on: August 07, 2017, 10:59:00 AM »
Worlds starts tomorrow. Nobody saying anything.

The only thing to say.. We MIGHT win a medal. I hope that I'm proved wrong.

the bandwaggonists should start appearing today talking about the athletes are $hit, etc.
I hope you are wrong too but things looking bleak.  Keshorn struggling, Cedenio dealing with injuries and the 400m men race will be fire (sub 44 to medal).
MLA should make finals in 100 and 200. 4x1 women, 4 x 4 men, Jereem (200) and Keshorn should also make finals.  Hopefully they will surprise us.

I supporting my team through thick and thin. I'm a realist though. Things look very bleak. Any accomplishment made by the athletes is by their own strength. The administration does very little to support.

Administration is piss poor as usual but talking about we could win 4 medals.