LIVE TEAM TTO NEWS FROM RIO 2016
It is probably fair to say that everybody with a passion for sport is concerned and saddened to see all the continued headlines about corruption, doping, match-fixing and other integrity issues in sport. Not only do such headlines take away attention and trust from the beautiful game. As a result of what is widely seen as sport organizations no longer being fit for purpose, fans, athletes, sponsors, governments and sport organizations are also starting to acknowledge the importance and urgency in bringing about change in the way that sport is governed.
“Say too much borderline, man and man fraid to walk down in ah next man vicinity,
It’s borderline, all this Satan wickedness in the poor man community,
It’s borderline, say man and man fraid to walk down in ah next man vicinity...”
Sunday gone, there were no self-imposed borders in the Park Street area of Morvant.
Local reggae artiste Mr King would have been pleased.
Repeating as a medallist at the Olympic Games is no easy feat. The 2012 men's javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott proved his mettle with bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But the Toco thrower's success did not happen by chance. A strong support system, including a pair of Cubans--coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa and physiotherapist Abdel Murguia Miranda—as well as manager Sean Roach, kept him on course throughout the quadrennial.
“I got a second chance, ras. I didn't have to be here talking tuh allyuh. God forbid, I could have been in jail, or on the block smoking with a real big belly and three gold teeth in my mouth. Be a leader. Don't be a follower.”
For close to an hour, on Wednesday, Keston Bledman shared his life with a group of form three boys at St James Government Secondary, urging them to stay away from a life of thuggery.
Questions surround Tour de France winner and British Olympic champion’s use of medical certificates for banned substances
Just last month Bradley Wiggins, the first British man to win the Tour de France, was basking in the glory of becoming the country’s most decorated Olympian at another glittering Games for Team GB’s cyclists.