French basketball players Tony Parker, right, Nando de Colo, left, and Nicolas Batum congratulate each other following their 83-74 win over Canada in the finals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying match on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The win qualified France for the Rio Olympics. AP Photo

Rio anxiety is taking over

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TTOC cutting loose from its comfort zone

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) effort to transform how it markets and brands itself has seen the National Olympic Committee embrace a different approach in areas such as the alignment with Trinidad and Tobago music and culture.

T&T potential and talent—unlimited, Things That Matter

Last Friday, mayor Keron Valentine kicked off the city of Port of Spain’s 102nd anniversary celebrations. Thousands turned out for the Fashion and Mas Rock the City event, the brainchild of designer Anya Ayoung Chee.

Rio 2016’s Mario Cilenti has a captive audience as he explains the Olympic Village concept. AP Photo

No hiding place for Rio Olympics - Things That Matter

The Olympic Games in Rio is the first to be held in South America. Brazil and Rio de Janiero are home to a diverse population. It is claimed that Rio 2016 will be a catalyst for change in Rio leaving a positive legacy not only in sport, but also for society, the economy, urban infrastructure and the environment.

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.

Please attend to obesity now before its to late - Things That Matter

According to a recent report in one of the daily newspapers obesity is crushing this country’s health sector, social services sector, people’s wallet and in general it is a problem that ought to be viewed as a national issue.

A whole new ball game called sport

Its important that the turmoil within sport locally and internationally be seen in a positive light. There are opportunities within the crisis but capitalising on those opportunities will not materialise without the vision to see the possibilities.