The TTSF was founded by Sean Huggins-Chan in 2002 and operated for some years to support his early efforts in cross-country skiing. After he stopped international competition, the federation was was somewhat dormant for a while until it was revived in recent years by another cross-country skier, Mark Rajack. Now, the organization is lead by President Hamish Asmath and General Secretary Nick Lau, who is also part of TeamTTO at Lausanne 2020. Under their leadership, the Federation has been restructured with mid to long-term growth in mind. In addition to those two, Mark Rajack, former General Secretary, continues to be involved as Nordic Skiing Coordinator. Mark and Nick are also both current international athletes in Nordic Skiing. Richard Vieira is the Alpine Coordinator, and James “Brent” Sinanan also contributes by providing communications and graphic design support. 

Read more: The Trinidad and Tobago Snowsports Federation (TTSF)

Ever since Peter O’Connor scaled a flagpole in Athens to call out Olympic unfairness the stage was set for winning athletes to make powerful statements. So why outlaw it now?

Read more: IOC’s oppressive podium rules ignore history of legitimate Olympic protest

Entrepreneurship has been faced with an age-old debate…are entrepreneurs born or made? While there are limited academic studies that support the notion that successful entrepreneurs are born, there is far more research that suggest theories between the similarities that successful entrepreneurs share in their decision-making. One of the most robust theories in the academic literature that explains differences in performance between entrepreneurs is the Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) construct. Based on the decisions and actions of the strategy making process, the EO construct attempts to explain the how of entrepreneurial activity.

Read more: Understanding entrepreneurial orientation

No sanctions will be imposed on Russia until the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rules on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) appeal against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision to declare it non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. At a Christmas Eve meeting, the RUSADA Executive Board approved its Supervisory Board’s recommendation to appeal and instructed Yuriy Ganus, Director General, to file it with WADA today.

Read more: No sanctions until CAS decides on RUSADA appeal

THIS week I continue examining the bogus organisation of sport in our country illustrated by the fate of gymnast Thema Williams (my pro bono client in the High Court), whom the court declared had been a victim of bias.

Read more: Funding discredited sporting bodies