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Anthony Ferguson has been appointed as the new President of the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union ©WTF

TAEKWONDO

Trinidad and Tobago's Anthony Ferguson has been elected President of the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union (CTU) to succeed Britain' Adrian Tranter, who has stepped down.

Ferguson's election comes at a vital point for the sport as it continues its campaign to become part of the programme for the Commonwealth Games.

Its inclusion in the 2022 edition of the Games in Durban could be among the topics discussed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Sports Commission, which begun the first of two days of meetings here today.

Tranter resigned as chief executive of British Taekwondo last October for personal reasons.

Ferguson will now complete the final year of Tranter's term as head of the CTU.

Tom Stammer, the new chief executive of British Taekwondo and an international referee, has also been appointed to serve as the CTU’s new secretary general.

Ferguson, a graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., is a member of the ruling Council of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Taekwondo Association.

Taekwondo has never featured in the Commonwealth Games but is a major target of WTF President Chungwon Choue.

Ferguson is set to seek talks with new CGF President Louise Martin as soon as possible to discuss their bid.

Among the things Ferguson is expected to raise with Martin will be the launch of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, which Choue believes fits in perfectly with the CGF's core aims.

The Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships are already recognised by the CGF and have been held every two years since they were launched in Brisbane in 2006.

The last edition was held in 2014 and took place in Edinburgh, where the winners included Britain's Olympic champion Jade Jones.

This year's event will be the seventh time they have taken place and are due to be held in Islamabad in Pakistan later this year.

The CTU also made two other appointments.

John Kotsifas, an Australian lawyer who also serves as President of the Oceanic Taekwondo Union, has been appointed chairman of the Constitution Reform Committee and Lim Teong Chin, secretary general of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation, has been appointed to serve as head of the Referee Committee.

Other appointments will follow soon, the CTU promised.

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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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