Chairman of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT) and former national cyclist Michael Phillips called on stakeholders to focus on the hosting of events and activities as the centre of their sports marketing and business model.

On Wednesday, March 9th the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee hosted its first Sports Marketing and Business of Sport Conference under the theme "Towards Economic Growth and Diversification - Trinidad and Tobago Sport Rising to the Challenge at the Hyatt. In delivering welcome remarks to sports stakeholders including entrepreneurs, athletes, executives of National Sport Organizations (NSOs) and members of the business community, Brian Lewis,

By many yardsticks, 2015 must go down as a pretty rotten year for sport.

The crises at FIFA and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have put doping and governance issues squarely at the top of the Olympic Movement’s agenda, highlighting how it has struggled to cope with the full consequences of the financial windfall which the digital media era has delivered.

Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer insists the German sportswear company has not cancelled its sponsorship contract with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), despite reports to the contrary surfacing earlier this year.

Prime Minister Keith Rowley yesterday gave the assurance that T&T is not bankrupt, even as he acknowledged that the Government has a problem in paying its debts to public servants and contractors/suppliers on time.

Is the vision of a T&T Sport Industry contributing billions of dollars to the local economy by 2030 realistic or pie in the sky?