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Khaidem Neblett


A Trinidadian athlete is now a hero in Amsterdam after he rescued a dog from icy water.

Taekwondo star Khaidem Neblett was highlighted on a news programme, AT5, after he rescued the dog from the icy water of the Vondelpark, the largest city park in Amsterdam.

Neblett, who is in Amsterdam attending a Taekwondo training camp and learning bartending, jumped into the river to rescue the dog.

Neblett told Loop via Facebook that he was walking in the park when he heard the dog's owner screaming that the dog was in the lake.

He said at first he tried using branches to reach the dog but that didn't work so he decided to jump into the frozen lake which he described as unbelievably cold. Neblett was dressed in only a vest and short pants when he jumped into the river.

"The owner was just crying and the dog was helpless and that made the decision for me. I love life and animals and humans. I enjoy loving and if it means swimming through ice cold water then it’s worth it in my eyes," he said.

Neblett was taken to hospital for treatment but was released after a few hours. He said he is feeling much better and is very appreciative of the support he has been getting from around the world since his daring rescue was reported.

"Just goes to show why it’s more important to be nice," said Neblett who is a former resident of the St Michael's Home for the Boys and credits Taekwondo for saving his life.

In a 2016 interview with CNC3, he said the sport changed his life, his way of thinking and his commitment.

Neblett's goal is to make it to the 2020 Olympics which will be held in Japan.

His message to the youth is to take time to invest in their lives.

"What I would like to share with the youths is that they should invest to create your life. Invest your time in whatever activities you like doing and you will not only go places but you’ll stand out from the norm," he said.


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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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