T&T goal-defence Aniecia Baptiste in action against Jamaica during the opening clash of a three-match series at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica in October 2021. T&T fell to a 71-22 defeat. (Courtesy Netball Jamaica)  Netball Jamaica

The "Calypso Girls" will open the netball competition at the Commonwealth Games against host England on July 29 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

TIME IS RIGHT: Brian Lewis

Lewis supports Commonwealth Games’ decision to allow podium protests.

T&T Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis.

T&T Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis is pleased by the move of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in giving athletes the freedom to protest on the podium at this year's event to be held in Birmingham, England.

More than 4,500 athletes are expected to compete at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is "supportive of freedom of expression" and "understands that athletes may want to make positive expressions of their values", subject to its Charter of Good Conduct.

A statue in honour of Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the campus of San Jose State University

"It's going to be fresh, something new, something changing and in most instances eye-opening," explains Commonwealth Games Federation chief Brendan Williams.

Queen Elizabeth II has said she is looking forward to next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ©Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II has claimed the Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is providing a "beacon of hope" as it makes it journey around the world.

The Commonwealth Sport Pride Network's activities will feature at Birmingham 2022 ©CGF

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has launched the Commonwealth Sport Pride Network, aiming to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion at the Commonwealth Games and beyond.

294-day route and innovative Baton design for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has unveiled details of the international route and the design of the Queen’s Baton for the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.

Katie Sadleir appointed new CGF Chief Executive Officer

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) are delighted to announce that Katie Sadleir has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

GETTING READY: West Indies women cricketers train during their visit to England last year.--Photo: CWI

Commonwealth Games opens new avenue for women cricketers, says Lewis

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis had no reservations about signalling T&T’s interest in having the national women’s cricket team participate at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year.

Speaking to the Express on Saturday, Lewis said: “The TTOC, which also acts as the...


HEAVY WORKLOAD: Ephraim Serrette

Commonwealth Youth Games officially postponed

Ephraim Serrette has resigned as treasurer of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC).

In the November 23 edition of the association’s weekly bulletin, “This Week in NACAC”, the appointment of a new treasurer was announced.

“Subsequent to the resignation of Ephraim...