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ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg at today’s press conference at Mission Beach, San Diego – venue for the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games

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The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) today confirms the final sports program for the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019, with 15 exciting, youth-centric sports guaranteeing world-class athletes and captivating entertainment for the event’s inaugural edition.

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) today confirms the final sports program for the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019, with 15 exciting, youth-centric sports guaranteeing world-class athletes and captivating entertainment for the event’s inaugural edition.

The announcement comes after ANOC signed formal participation agreements with all 15 of the participating International Sports Federations [IFs]. For the first time, the 15 sports, with 17 disciplines in total, featuring on the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019 sports program can be officially confirmed:

* Triathlon – Aquathlon
* Basketball – 3X3
* Cycling – BMX
* Sports Climbing – Bouldering
* Handball – Beach Handball
* Karate – Individual Kata
* Sailing – Kitefoil Racing
* Skateboarding – Park

* Football – Beach soccer
* Surfing – Shortboard & Longboard
* Swimming – Open Water 5km
* Tennis – Beach Tennis
* Beach Volleyball – 4×4
* Waterskiing – Waterski Jump & Wakeboard
* Wrestling – Beach Wrestling

It is anticipated that the 15 sports will bring together approximately 1,300 athletes from every Olympic continent, across six days of competition.

Technical Delegates from each of the 15 IFs participating at San Diego 2019 arrive in the Southern Californian city today. The IF Technical Delegates will spend the next two days receiving briefings from the ANOC Technical Working Group and the local organizers, visiting the single, integrated competition site at San Diego’s Mission beach, and discussing plans for venue operations and qualification procedures.

ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg said:
“This sports program demonstrates what the ANOC World Beach Games are all about. At San Diego 2019, we’ll see elite athletes from 15 exciting sports that individually attract huge global youth audiences. Every discipline is dynamic, accessible and fantastic entertainment. By bringing them together for the first time under the ANOC World Beach Games banner, we will connect the NOCs of the world with a new generation of young sports fans.”

ANOC Coordination Commission chairman Timothy Fok said:
“We are very proud of the sports program we have developed, and grateful to the International Federations for their cooperation and support. With the IF representatives with us here in San Diego this week, we can make important progress in finalising our venue planning and qualification procedures. Our goal is to bring the best athletes from every sport and give them a world-class stage to perform.”

San Diego 2019 local organizing committee President Vincent Mudd said:
“The Local Organizing Committee for ANOC World Beach Games 2019 has been working extensively with our partners at ANOC as well as the International Federations, to develop the Sports Program and we are truly excited to reach this milestone and launch these Games to the world. The 2019 Games will feature high level competition in vibrant, youth centric sports coupled with music and cultural festivities that will ensure a truly memorable experience. We are looking forward to welcome the technical delegates tomorrow and San Diego is ready to host the world in 2019.”


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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 |

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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