American Lauryn Williams, a four-time Olympian, with T&T Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis at Olympic House on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday ahead of the three-time Olympic medallist’s discussion on her athletic career and life thereafter.

Lau­ryn Williams breathed a new life in­to the con­fer­ence room at the T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC) House on Aber­crom­by Street in Port-of-Spain yes­ter­day as she did on the track in win­ning a num­ber of Olympic medals.

Read more: Williams: "Hard work knows no limits"

The Oval Office: A Four-Time Olympian’s Guide to Professional Track & Field by Lauryn Williams

Lauryn Williams’s exploits in athletics are that of legend. A four-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medalist, and World Championship medals too numerous to list, Williams was a mainstay on the podium for over a decade.

Read more: The Oval Office: Interview with Lauryn Williams

Samar Nassar, two-time Jordanian Olympic swimmer, was awarded the IOC’s Women and Sport Award for Asia in recognition of her work helping promote gender equality through football in the Middle East. (AFP)

  • Spanish head of the International Triathlon Union is confident women from the Middle East will soon be playing prominent roles in sport around the world.
  • Brian Lewis, a member of the IOC’s Gender Equality Review Project, has called for Olympics president Thomas Bach to eventually be replaced by a woman.
Read more: Marisol Casado predicts Arab women will take positions of power in sporting world

Trinidadian Olympic shot putter Cleopatra Borel

Four-time Olympian Cleopatra Borel is the star on this edition of Talk ‘Bout Us. She joins Franka to speak about women in sport – the athletes and the journalists.

Read more: Is sport’s future really female?

Women speak out: We can do it too!

Slo­gans like “The fu­ture is fe­male,” and “Women hold up half the sky,” are just some of the words brand­ed across plac­ards and posters, as women across the globe cel­e­brat­ed In­ter­na­tion­al Women’s Day on March 8.

Read more: Women speak out: We can do it too!

Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, presents Major Leslie Ann McLeod-Mohammed, with an award for 30 years of Colour Service at the Launch of the Chief of Defence Staff's Military Women's Initiative, Hilton Hotel.

Clinical psychologist and consultant for the Military Community Support Service (MCSS) Dr Dianne Douglas said yesterday there is a need to increase the number of women in the Defence Force.

Read more: Defence Force needs more women

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