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FutureIsFemale

The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) could soon be implementing measures to address challenges to leadership faced by women in sport in the region. CANOC is set to be presented with a document outlining those challenges, potential solutions, and calls for action after the first Annual “Advancing Women in Leadership” Forum , hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) over the weekend .

Over 70 participants from across the region in different sporting disciplines and sectors engaged in discussion at the National Racquet Centre-Tacarigua . The tone for the day was set by Dr Iva Gloudon whose brutally honest presentation recounted her difficulties, and later successes in different spheres from sports to academia and diplomacy. Under the topic “Culture, Beliefs, Attitudes and Opportunities”, Dr Gloudon outlined some of the barriers faced by women in sports leadership to men and women present.

She later joined fellow panellists Executive Board Member of the International Hockey Federation Maureen Craig-Rousseau, Folade Mutota, Luis Eduardo Coehlo Rodriguez and Bae Schilling to explore current challenges for female sports administrators including ‘unconscious bias’ and the impact of perception.

Another engaging presentation came from TTOC President Brian Lewis who declared that “The Future is Female” while noting that the establishing of relationships and alliances was important. Mutota, the Executive Director of the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) challenged females to embark on the leadership pathway despite fears and preconceptions.

Schilling of The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) offered a global perspective on women in sports leadership, outlining building confidence and competency in girls in sport as one solution. Rodriguez also provided some practical examples of sport-related women’s empowerment campaigns and projects like #MoveMuhler in Brazil.

The workshop came to a productive conclusion with participants offering suggestions including the inclusion of a gender policy for CANOC; all of which are set to inform a proposal for the regional body by the TTOC Women and Sport Commission.

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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray | colomurray@gmail.com

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.

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