Online Periodization Workshop - Registration

What's new with Team TTO

May 31, 2020

FEMALE MEMBERSHIP OF IOC COMMISSIONS REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 47.7 PER CENT - TWO…

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COMMISSIONS FOR 2020. THE…
May 28, 2020

TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes

The TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) is currently finalising the criteria needed for athletes to benefit…
May 26, 2020

OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these…
May 26, 2020

Stellar example Duncan teaches art of adaptability

Marcus Duncan knows how to adapt to different circumstances. While other athletes have suffered because…
May 24, 2020

Chow remains focused Olympic rower trains harder during lockdown

For Team Trinidad and Tobago’s top rower Felice Aisha Chow, being defeated by the circumstamces…
May 23, 2020

TTOC President Lewis claims cancellation of Tokyo 2020 would put NOCs in "a big hole"

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis claimed the cancellation of the Tokyo…
May 22, 2020

Lewis: Olympic cancellation not good for NOCs

Brian Lewis, president of the T&T Olympic Committee says a great number of National Organising…

Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

Logo TOKYO 2020 International Olympic Committee
Logo Omega Offical Timekeeper

Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

Welcome to the Olympic Channel Live

Team TTO on Facebook

Team TTO on Twitter

Fresh 👟, clean 🌍. PUMA x @firstmileimpact LQDCELL Hydra. Made from recycled plastic waste. Cop on… https://t.co/LIAVyakUcd
About an hour ago
ECCO Think Tank Brian Lewis https://t.co/Je3i8WubT1 https://t.co/JukATqkXjp
About 6 hours ago
FEMALE MEMBERSHIP OF IOC COMMISSIONS REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 47.7 PER CENT - TWO NEW FEMALE CHAIRS https://t.co/DUypFpKiy5
About 6 hours ago
We're taking the hassle out of paying your bill this month. Here are the many ways you can pay. WeAreHereWithYou… https://t.co/GBNBMYDD2G
Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:52

TeamTTO on Instagram

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

T&T OLYMPIC TEAM TTO PARTNERS

More than two million people packed onto Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach to ring in a New Year that will see the city host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics with the world's most spectacular firework display.

Revellers dressed in white and wore different coloured underwear to express their hopes for the year ahead.

The city lit up the sky with more than 30,000 fireworks launched from 11 barges anchored off its iconic tropical coastline, welcoming the year that will bring South America its first Olympic Games.

The 16-minute show - set to the sounds of Brazilian samba, which celebrates its centenary in 2016 - consumed 24 tonnes of fireworks.

"We start the year of the Olympics," said

"We think that 2016 is a year to stay in the city's history.

"Nothing better to start this year with this very special party, which is the Copacabana New Year's Eve."

Rio 2016 had planned to illuminate five enormous floating Olympic Rings at the climax of the show.

Brazilian organisers, however, decided to save the spectacle for a later date.

Since Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the Games in October 2009 ahead of Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo, Brazil has gone from being an emerging market phenom to a deep recession, forcing officials to keep a tight lid on expenses.

The throngs of revelers from around Brazil and the world were determined not to let that get in the way of the party, however.

This year's celebrations are estimated to bring more than $680 million (£461 million/€626 million) to the local economy this year, the best for five years.

Alongside the party, swarms of worshippers waded into the ocean to leave offerings for Yemanja, goddess of the sea in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble faith.

Many cast hand-made boats into the Atlantic to carry their petitions for love, money and other desires to the goddess.

More than 2,000 police provided security on the beach.

When daybreak comes, some 1,300 rubbish collectors will arrive on the scene.

Last year revelers left behind more than 370 tonnes of rubbish.

Copacabana's celebrations were matched by a similar celebration in Barra de Tijuca, set to be the heart of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Located in the west of the city, it is surrounded by lagoons and mountains, and boasts one of the best beaches in Rio.

The Barra zone will be home to Barra Olympic Park, the largest concentration of Games venues, plus the Riocentro exhibition centre that has four pavilions, the new Olympic Golf Course and the Pontal venue.

In all, the 15 competition venues in Barra will stage 23 Olympic sport disciplines and 13 Paralympic sport disciplines.

The zone will also be home to the Olympic and Paralympic Village, Athletes' Park and International Broadcasting Centre-Main Press Centre complex.

In addition to the people partying on the beaches, thousands more enjoyed the New Year's spectacle from the 10 cruise ships docked this week in Rio de Janeiro.

Source