Government’s allocation to sports in yesterday’s national budget  has been welcomed by a number of National Sporting Organisations (NSOs).

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert delivered a $63 billion dollar budget at Tower D of the Waterfront in the midst of severe financial depression caused by the fallen oil and gas prices. However he revealed that his government will implement programmes and policies that will encourage all to take part in sports as a recreation; implement policies to see the emergence of more world champion athletes and ensure they gain international recognition; foster development of sports at schools and encourage competition; establishment of facilities to meet world standards; develop a sport brand for T&T and establish a Sport Institute that will lead among others.

For any number of reasons, people have short memories or their recall may be situational. Context and facts tend to get lost in the telling. Repeating and not taking for granted the message of ten or more Olympic gold medals by the year 2024 is a critical success factor.

T&T Olympic president Brian Lewis has cautioned  national sport organisations that  bullying corporate Trinidad and Tobago and the traditional dependency on government funding are not effective marketing strategies to develop sustainable revenue generation.

Four of the top corporate sponsors of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, took coordinated aim at the organization’s president, Sepp Blatter, on Friday, calling for him to resign and labeling him an obstacle to reform.

Mr. Blatter immediately rejected the demands of the four companies — Visa, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch InBev — suggesting that FIFA saw the public statements as little more than an idle threat.

4th October Port of Spain.

Yesterday , the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee  (TTOC) in collaboration with the US Olympic Committee (USOC) hosted  a Sports Marketing and High Performance Workshop at Olympic House,121 Abercromby Street.
Presenters were TTOC President Brian Lewis, Michael O'Conor , USOC Managing Director- Business Development and Michelle Brown, Director, Performance Operations & Strategic Planning.
Brown has responsibility for developing the annual and quadrennial plans for the USOC Sports Performance Department while  O'Conor is responsible for marketing revenue.

Marcel Aubut has formally resigned as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today after several more allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

The offical announced earlier in the week that he was stepping down on a temporary basis for the duration of an investigation which has been opened against him.