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Willie Banks, left, and Vincent Mudd pictured during last year's ANOC General Assembly in Washington D.C. where San Diego were awarded the first-ever World Beach Games ©Getty Images

Four-on-four volleyball and ocean canoeing are among 19 sports proposed for a streamlined version of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games set to take place for the first time in San Diego in 2019.

Read more: San Diego proposes lower budget for inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in 2019

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T&T athletes sprinter Kyle Greaux, left, parathlete Nyocshia Cain and sprinter Emmanuel Callender at the TTOC’s press conference yesterday at Olympic House, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain. Photo: Anthony Harris

When T&T’s team touch down in Brazil for next month’s Olympic Games, the delegation will be the largest ever from this country, to participate at the biggest sporting event in the world.

Read more: Team TTO set for Rio medal quest

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TEARS of joy flowed in Trinidad and ­Tobago and Brazil yesterday when Cleopatra Borel became the first athlete from Trinidad and Tobago to reach a final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Borel qualified for the medal round of the women’s shot put, which took place last night.

Read more: Tears of joy in T&T and Brazil

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Daneil Williams and Simon Blake won a “Golden Set” 15-7 over Nicaraguans Ruben Mora and Danny Lopez as T&T men’s beach volleyball team kept alive their dream of an Olympic Games appearance with a 3-2 round-of-16 win when the double-elimination 12-team NORCECA Continental Cup Finals served off yesterday.

Read more: Williams, Blake guide beach vballers to quarters

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London 2012 changed the perception of Paralympic sport in Britain ©Getty Images

Fifty days from now several hundred athletes and support staff from ParalympicsGB will march into the Maracana Stadium behind the Union Flag at the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Read more: Tim Hollingsworth: The Paralympics and the celebration of difference

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The Olympic Games in Rio is the first to be held in South America. Brazil and Rio de Janiero are home to a diverse population. It is claimed that Rio 2016 will be a catalyst for change in Rio leaving a positive legacy not only in sport, but also for society, the economy, urban infrastructure and the environment.

Read more: No hiding place for Rio Olympics

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