Fifty years ago this week, two African-American athletes, Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett, won gold and silver respectively in the 400 meters at the Munich Olympics. In the medal ceremony they threw themselves into the jaws of history.

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The Americans’ actions at the 1972 Games had echoes of Tommie Smith and John Carlos. But today their story has been largely forgotten.

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Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) President Brian Lewis believes his organisation's member countries are being "sold short" by what he claims to be "undemocratic" voting rules at Panam Sports.

Lewis raised the issue when presenting his CANOC report at this week’s Panam Sports General Assembly in Chilean capital Santiago.

Under the Panam Sports Constitution, members that have staged the Pan American Games can cast two votes at General Assemblies while others have one.

The ruling only relates to...

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Author: Geoff Berkeley

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed that his organisation is "ready to shape this new world" and called on Panam Sports to "set a course for the future."

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THE Prime Minister said Trinidad and Tobago has made great strides and, despite current challenges, can continue to develop if citizens stay the course.

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