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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.