TRINIDAD and Tobago Olympic team’s athletic manager Dexter Voisin is pleased with the week-long pre-Olympic camp in Cardiff, Wales.

The team spent their last day at the Vale Resort in Hensol, Wales, yesterday, before they relocate at the Olympic Village in London, England today, two days before the start of the 30th Olympiad.

“As the manager of the team, this is my first Olympics,” said Voisin, in a telephone interview from the Vale Resort yesterday.

“I’ve been to several World Championships. We’ve organised several camps before.

“However, in terms of Olympics, from what I’m hearing from the athletes and some of the support staff who’ve been to other Olympics, this is the best organised camp,” he admitted. “Based on the productivity in the camp, I’ll safely say this was a very good camp.” Concerning yesterday’s activities in the camp, Voisin stated, “it went pretty good.

We had the second relay session today and that went well.”

Asked if any decision was made regarding the athlete who will carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag at Friday’s opening ceremony, Voisin responded, “no official word on that as yet.”

But he pointed out that the athletes are eagerly anticipating the start of competition at the Games.

“At this stage here, if there is any nervousness we wouldn’t see just yet,” Voisin said. “It’s a week before the start of competition so nervousness wouldn’t been seen yet.

When it’s about a day (before), then you may see (it). But, so far, everybody is ready to go to the Games Village.”

-Joel Bailey

Source: www.newsday.co.tt


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