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The T&T Cycling Federation has made major changes to pedal in line with the world body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Yesterday, the T&TCF president Robert Farrier announced his federation is on the verge of finalising major adjustments to its constitution which will enhance its development as an organisation.

A draft of the constitution was completed last week, following a series of meetings over the past months with attorney-at-law Ricardo Williams and they feel that they are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Among the changes is a move away from the two-year term, which is a norm in T&T, to a four-year term, as it is done at the UCI and other international UCI members. According to Farrier, this will give the management of the federation sufficient time implement strategies, approaches and policies and see results.

“With just two years, it is extremely difficult to achieve anything in the sport” Farrier said.

Also among the adjustments is the introduction of an immediate past president which is designed to ensure continuity in the sport and the administration of the sport. Farrier explained that for far too long the federation has had to play catch-up anytime there is a change in the administration.

“As such, this immediate past president will remain in office as just that (the immediate past president) and he/she will work with the new president and administration to ensure that there is a smooth transition from old to new,” Farrier said.

He added that this new change will also ensure that programmes and policies that are implemented are not discarded easily and cyclists are not confused when there is a change of executive.

Another key change in the constitution that was agreed upon is for the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the cycling federation to be an attorney.

The draft of the constitution will now be sent to the different clubs to study. If the clubs feel that there is a need to change anything, then it will be further discussed and the adjustment made before it will be ratified by the membership and amendments confirmed. Farrier said he is extremely satisfied by the progress of the local cycling federation.

“We have really come a long way. Instead of the bacchanal and the in-fighting, the members have now settled down and are really working hard to achieve its mandate of developing cycling and cyclists in the country,” he said.

Only in 2012, cycling ace Njisane Phillips gave a glimpse of what T&T had to offer with respect to cycling, when he produced a number of excellent performances at the London, England, Olympic Games that made the world stand and acknowledge.

The cycling federation has been working closely with the UCI to be able to compete at the top level consistently. Meanwhile, two young T&T cyclists Tineil Campbell and Ramon Belmontes are currently at a training camp in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The camp is part of the UCI’s development plan for its members across the world. Farrier said the UCI asked its members to provide its top two junior cyclists. They will be at the camp for 21 days.


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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray |

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.


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