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September 22, 2020

Lewis spearheads SIGA's gender diversity recommendations

THE SPORT Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) Council has unanimously approved the set of recommendations on…
September 22, 2020

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September 19, 2020


SANTO DOMINGO.- The Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) approved, in the Extraordinary General Assembly,…
September 17, 2020

SIGA reveals gold, silver and bronze methods to combat sporting issues

Confronted by the numerous ills facing international sports, a Task Force chaired by T&T Olympic…
September 16, 2020

Tokyo 2020 chief expecting IOC approval of 50 to 60 items to simplify Olympics

Around "50 to 60" items aimed at simplifying the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games…
September 14, 2020

TKR trio making Success Laventille proud

WHEN the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) sealed the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20…
September 13, 2020

Teniel Campbell: I want to be remembered like Usain Bolt

'I'm humbled and grounded because I know what it took to get here – and…

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bri­an Lewis, pres­i­dent of the T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC), of­fi­cials of the T&T Com­mon­wealth Games As­so­ci­a­tion (TTC­GA), the Min­istry of Sport and Youth Af­fairs and the three (3) mem­ber com­mit­tee — Kwanieze John, Rheeza Grant and Chanelle Young for win­ning the bid to host the 2021 Com­mon­wealth Youth Games (CYG) from Au­gust 1-7.

The CYG will not on­ly re­sult in the top ath­letes from the 71 Com­mon­wealth coun­tries com­pet­ing against each oth­er in nine dis­ci­plines for glo­ry but al­so pro­vide an op­por­tu­ni­ty for T&T to show­case it­self to the rest of the Com­mon­wealth and the rest of the world.

The ben­e­fits for T&T can ex­tend be­yond the sev­en days of com­pe­ti­tion in­to medi­um to long term in­ter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tions in sport, busi­ness and tourism.

Tavakkoli (2014) in his 'Study of the Ef­fect of the Com­mon­wealth Youth Games 2008 on the Sport Tourism in Pune City,' stat­ed the city of Pune, In­dia, ben­e­fit­ted from de­vel­op­ment in sports in­fra­struc­ture, job cre­ation and an in­creased in the stag­ing of na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions post 2008.

In terms of in­fra­struc­tur­al de­vel­op­ment, the ex­ist­ing ath­let­ic sta­di­um was ren­o­vat­ed to meet in­ter­na­tion­al stan­dards, and spend­ing as made on hos­tels, three and five star ho­tels to house of­fi­cials and ath­letes. The bus fleet was al­so boost­ed to en­cour­age pub­lic trans­port, es­pe­cial­ly dur­ing the games to min­i­mize traf­fic con­ges­tion. Tavakkoli (2014) notes that af­ter the games, all the 2008 fa­cil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture were used by na­tion­al camps, schools, and for na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al games. Af­ter the 2008 CYG, the city of Pune con­tin­ued to host com­pe­ti­tions with ath­letes and of­fi­cials from both In­dia and oth­er parts of the world at­tend­ing.

A ma­jor ad­van­tage that T&T presents is that the fa­cil­i­ties for the events are al­ready es­tab­lished to a large ex­tent.

The Hasley Craw­ford Sta­di­um; the Rac­quet Cen­tre, the Aquat­ic Cen­tre and the na­tion­al Cy­cling Velo­drome will on be on show not on­ly for the 2021 games but al­so for mar­ket­ing to in­ter­na­tion­al clubs and fed­er­a­tions as fu­ture train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion venues.

Ad­di­tion­al­ly, the TTC­GA will have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to work with the min­istries, the THA, busi­ness­es, cul­tur­al artists and the peo­ple of T&T, to en­sure that Trin­ba­go cul­ture is well rep­re­sent­ed and mar­ket­ed to the rest of the world.

The ex­pe­ri­ences that the ath­letes, of­fi­cials and fans achieve must mo­ti­vate them to re­turn to T&T and those who fol­low the 2021 games via tra­di­tion­al me­dia- tele­vi­sion and print- and so­cial me­dia in­ter­est must al­so be piqued in­to want­i­ng to vis­it the shores of T&T.

By host­ing the CYG 2021, the po­ten­tial for an eco­nom­ic mul­ti­pli­er ef­fect is great as was ev­i­dent in Pune 2008 where there was ob­served growth in food and bev­er­age, cul­tur­al and hand­craft and trav­el­ling ser­vices.

The TTC­GA has two years to col­lab­o­rate with all its ma­jor lo­cal and in­ter­na­tion­al stake­hold­ers to make CYG 2021 the best ever event for ath­letes and of­fi­cials and the best ever cul­tur­al ex­pe­ri­ence. There will be chal­lenges, but the TTC­GA has the op­por­tu­ni­ty to re­view the post­mortems of pre­vi­ous games such as the Ba­hamas 2017 to en­sure that all ad­van­tages are max­i­mized and all dis­ad­van­tages are elim­i­nat­ed or min­i­mized in­to be­ing in­con­se­quen­tial.

"I don't feel it is nec­es­sary to know ex­act­ly what I am. The main in­ter­est in life and work is to be­come some­one else that you were not in the be­gin­ning." Michel Fou­cault