The Olympic Flag today landed at Tokyo's Haneda airport, after having travelled more than 18,000 km between the Olympic city of Rio and the Japanese capital. The flag was handed over by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games on August 21st at the Maracanã Stadium.
Just one day after the arrival of the Olympic flag in the Japanese capital, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today paid tribute to the Paralympic Movement by marking the four-year countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Eighty years ago, spectators in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium might have caught sight of a rather peculiar and cumbersome piece of machinery. What they were seeing was one of the world’s first television cameras.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics were the first to be televised, albeit on a limited scale. The pictures could only be seen in viewing rooms. It is estimated that 160,000 watched and the great Jesse Owens was among them.
On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. I extend best wishes to the Team TTO Paralympic delegation departing today for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games( 7-18 September ).
I am confident that the athletes will represent TTO with honour and pride and that Rio 2016 Paralympics will be a historic one for Trinidad and Tobago.
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.