The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ( TTOC ) continues to push ahead with its efforts to improve sport governance within the local Olympic movement.

I have been reading ad nauseam in the press about the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee's (TTOC's) patriotic attempt to increase the number of gold medals won by our country from two to ten by 2024. It is difficult to keep up with all the stories in the press but I must have missed the one dealing with the issue of how this was going to be achieved. Finally, the internet led me to a story in one of the dailies.

History was made in local football yesterday, at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium when the T&T Pro League and cable providers Flow, signed a three-year partnership that will provide financial assistance for the Youth Pro League for the 2015/2016 season.

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, has died aged 65. Iraqi-born, this year she was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Gold Medal in recognition of her work.

Less than a fortnight ago the world of sport waited with baited breath and crossed fingers as Britain’s Olympic cycling heroine Victoria Pendleton swapped saddles to negotiate Cheltenham racecourse on horseback without falling off, breaking a limb - or worse.

What are the barriers to new thinking and innovation and how do they impact on sports’ growth? I believe there has been an absence of self-belief and clear thinking which has left local sport in no-man’s land in respect of policy makers and those who influence policy.