What's new with Team TTO

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…
May 18, 2020

Mother of invention Athlete Talks, Ultimate Garden Clash born out of Covid-19

I could not have imagined how excited I would get watching on my computer screen…

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

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
Less than a minute ago
TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes https://t.co/1TuTjPLeoV
About 6 hours ago
Stellar example Duncan teaches art of adaptability https://t.co/GJUPhBuZJI
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:48
OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports https://t.co/G1TGDaooGA
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:48

TeamTTO on Instagram

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

T&T OLYMPIC TEAM TTO PARTNERS

American football player Nate Ebner is to take a break from the sport in a bid to be selected for the United States' rugby sevens team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 27-year-old safety has been granted a leave of absence by National Football League (NFL) powerhouse New England Patriots to pursue his dream of competing at the Games.

Ebner has already represented the US at sevens, becoming their youngest ever player at 17.

He also played 15-a-side rugby union for the country's under-19 and under-20 teams and was an All-American rugby player at Ohio State University.

He plans to return to the Patriots after competition concludes in Rio on August 11.

The new NFL season is scheduled to get underway on September 8.

Ebner's announcement comes after New England handed the 2014 Super Bowl winner a new two-year contract.

He will now train at the US Olympic training facility in Chula Vista, California.

"First and foremost, I want to thanks the Patriots from top to bottom for giving me the opportunity to come back and play for a truly first class organisation," Ebner said to ESPN.

"I also want to thank them and USA Rugby for giving me the opportunity to chase a dream I've had since I was a boy in a sport in which I've always had a passion.

"I can't put into words how much this opportunity means to not only me, but my friends and family as well.

"I plan to represent the Patriots and our country to the best of my ability.

"Thanks again and go Pats and go USA."

Other American football players to have converted to rugby sevens, which will make its debut in Rio, include Carlin Isles and Bennie Brazell, who is also a sprinter.

The US qualified for Rio by winning the North American qualification tournament on home soil in Cary in June.

Fiji, Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, France, Japan, Kenya and Australia will also compete, alongside hosts Brazil.

Source