A good friend had cause to remind me that "uneasy is the head that wears the crown".
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Buenos Aires 2018 is done and dusted T&T Youth Olympic Games team returned home to weather turmoil and flood-related issues.
T&T is in a difficult place right now and it is important to remain positive.
Last Saturday, I engaged in one of my favourite activities - I have many and it's hard to choose one - but no matter how you spin it, the Fatima College Alumni October Food Fest is a must do once various obligations including the demands of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and T&T Commonwealth Games Association allow me the time and space.
Being thrown under the bus is not something that gives me sleepless nights or undue worry.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is determined to transform the IOC and the Olympic movement into a much more transparent and accountable, modern and progressive organisation.
TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis will continue to also hold the post of president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) for four more years, following his re-election to the post on Sunday.
A vote was held place at the 16th CANOC Annual General Assembly in Haiti.
Lewis, who also holds the portfolio as and TT Commonwealth Games Association (TTGCA) president, was unanimously elected as interim chairman in 2016, taking over from Barbados’ Steve Stoute.
Stoute resigned after 17 years at the helm of the organisation and was subsequently named Honorary Life President.
Lewis was then voted in as chairman at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Colombia last year as the only candidate after the withdrawal of the Dominican Republic’s José Joaquín Puello, who claimed to have submitted an application for the role by mistake.
Lewis expressed gratitude at his election but was unimpressed by the lack of female leadership on the board. “...As much as I am happy to be re-elected Canoc president for the 2018/2022 term the fact that CANOC elected only one female on its board is nothing to be proud about. The next CANOC president is a woman with a gender equal board,” he posted to his Twitter page yesterday.
Lewis was elected TTOC president in 2013 and was re-elected to serve another four-year term last year.
Republic Day - Yesterday saw sport hitting the headlines for all the right reasons as a number of sportspersons received national awards. Carrying the flag was Olympian and Olympic medallist Wendell Mottley. The Queens Royal College past pupil is a wonderful example of someone who achieved excellence in the classroom, sports field and as a finance professional.