2016 Paralympic Games double medallist Akeem Stewart and Asha James of Signal Hill Secondary were crowned the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively on Saturday as the THA held its annual sports awards at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Lowlalnds.

Read more: Akeem, Asha top THA Sports Awards

Willie Banks, left, and Vincent Mudd pictured during last year's ANOC General Assembly in Washington D.C. where San Diego were awarded the first-ever World Beach Games ©Getty Images

Four-on-four volleyball and ocean canoeing are among 19 sports proposed for a streamlined version of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games set to take place for the first time in San Diego in 2019.

Read more: San Diego proposes lower budget for inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in 2019

T&T Women’s football team head coach Carolina Morace chats with TTFA president David John-Williams during here first training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last week. Photo by:TONY HOWELL

Women footballers in T&T have been using the wrong technique, new national women’s coach and head of the Women’s Development Programme Carolina Morace has said, following her first week of training at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva yesterday.

Read more: Morace: Women players passing technique poor

TEARS of joy flowed in Trinidad and ­Tobago and Brazil yesterday when Cleopatra Borel became the first athlete from Trinidad and Tobago to reach a final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Borel qualified for the medal round of the women’s shot put, which took place last night.

Read more: Tears of joy in T&T and Brazil

NEWLY APPOINTED interim president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committee (CANOC), Brian Lewis, is fully aware of the challenges which he would be facing over the next four months after he was unanimously elected to serve in that capacity, following the recent resignation of former president Steve Stoute.

Read more: Lewis ready for CANOC challenges

London 2012 changed the perception of Paralympic sport in Britain ©Getty Images

Fifty days from now several hundred athletes and support staff from ParalympicsGB will march into the Maracana Stadium behind the Union Flag at the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Read more: Tim Hollingsworth: The Paralympics and the celebration of difference

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