The general assembly of the 21st Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is underway in Doha, Qatar, beginning today. Over 1,200 delegates including representatives from 206 Olympic Committees, International Sport Federations and Olympic bid cities will be in attendance.
Blog | Things That Matter
In his keynote address at the IMF High Level Caribbean Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, recently, Massy Holdings CEO Gervase Warner expressed the view that the current economic and social circumstances are a blessing in disguise and the wake up call the Caribbean needs at this time.
It’s the time of year when taking a look back as a way of determining the next step or what changes are required is the order of the day. For the Olympic Committee (TTOC), the Olympic year is a pivotal one. What worked and what didn’t work?
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
As I stood at Sogren Trace Recreation Grounds and looked at the hundreds of children from East Port of Spain and environs interacting in peace, while the hard core onlookers on the surrounding perimeter kept a visible presence, many thoughts and ideas came to my mind on Saturday.
‘Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.’
This quote by George Bernard Shaw remained top of my mind during various events this past week.
A changing environment with numerous challenges and opportunities is not the time to sit on the fence nor indulge in hypocrisy and lip service.
The Games of the 31st Olympiad opened at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janiero on Friday and a packed stadium and billions around the world tuned in to the big show. The moment that captivated Trinidad and Tobago would have been TeamTTO entering into the famed Maracana.