The Olympic Games have drawn to a close and members of Team TTO are returning home to mixed emotions from their country people.

Many lamented the medal drought this Olympics; some even went as far as to publicly criticize, jeer at and send abusive messages to our athletes in Rio.

Keshorn Walcott, Trinidad and Tobago’s lone medallist at the just-concluded Olympic Games, has come in for high praise from Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith.

Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott and Kenyan Julius Yego standing on the podium at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night, was a rare sight. Only once before, in the 120-year history of the Modern Olympics, had two non-Europeans earned precious metal in a men's javelin competition.

Rio de Janeiro and the world bid farewell yesterday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions.

Keshorn Walcott's ­family could not be more proud of his bronze medal win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night.

“He went out there and he did his best. His best wasn't the first place but we are extremely proud of him and he did well,” the javelin thrower's aunt, Anna-Lee Walcott-Stewart, told the Express yesterday.

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino receive Pierre de Coubertin award for helping each other to finish race after falls

When the French director Marcel Camus took the classic Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to a Brazilian favela in the late 1950s, he created a film that would not only beguile Barack Obama and his mother, but would make a little bit of Olympic history.

Sebastian Coe accomplished many things as an athlete, but his defining moment came at the 1980 Moscow Games when his expected victory in the 800m turned into one of the worst experiences of his sporting life; he responded by winning the 1500m that was supposed to have been property of Steve Ovett.