The environment in which national sport organisations and governing bodies operate have evolved far beyond the traditional methods and thinking.

Read more: The future has arrived - Things That Matter column

Unelected and unaccountable. When the unelected flex their muscles sport is less democratic. Free and fair elections, it is argued, is the bulwark of democracy in any sphere. Any effort to promote and strengthen democracy in sport governance must be embraced no matter how bothersome.

Read more: Sport bodies must aspire to effective governing - Things That Matter column

Ambition by Jehue.  It was with a great measure of pride that I accepted an invitation to be present last Saturday when Jehue Gordon launched his signature cologne at Brian Lara’s house.

Read more: Ambition by Jehue—how refreshing - Things That Matter column

Brian Lewis, left, with 2012 T&T Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott.

The medal bonus for Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil will be US$10,000 for an individual gold medal, US$8,000 for silver and US$5,000 for bronze.

Read more: Big cash incentives for T&T medallists - Things That Matter column

Its worth all the trouble. Time is valuable.  We have to spend it wisely and focus on the things that really matter.

Read more: Good governance is not a slogan - Things That Matter column

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