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Thursday 18 January, 2018
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Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee Receives High Praise From Olympic Solidarity Director At Annual Awards Gala
Dec.30.2017

Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee Receives High Praise From Olympic Solidarity Director At Annual Awards Gala

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has come in for high praise from Olympic Solidarity Director, Pere Miró, who has offered special congratulations for its continued success over the years, most notably in the achievement of gender equality on its Executive Board in 2017.

Miro’s congratulatory message was read during the TTOC’s 23rd Annual Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port-of-Spain.

Following elections earlier this year, there has been an even spilt of male and female officers on the National Governing Body's Executive Board. 

Miró has attributed the feat in part to the TTOC’s "Future is Female" campaign - a strategy initiative geared towards promoting women’s involvement in the various areas of sport.

"Such consistency is especially important these days with sport facing so many challenges, be it of economic or credibility nature," he said.

"It is sport, built on solid foundations of the Olympic values that can combat apathy, crime, gang culture and other problems surfacing every day."

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Solidarity has also commended the relentless effort of the Trinidad and Tobago athletes, coaches, officials and administrators in promoting sport, Olympism and its values.

A stellar year for Trinidad and Tobago’s track and field athletes saw them cop the lion’s share of rewards at the Annual Awards Gala.

In a "non-traditional" move, the gold medal-winning men’s 4x400 metres relay team from the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London was named the Sportsman of the Year.
The team of Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon and Renny Quow stunned the world with victory in a time of 2min 58.12sec.

It was the first-ever gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago in the event and led to them being named as the Best Male Athlete of the Year for the Americas at the Association of National Olympic Committees Awards in November.

Richards, the world 200m bronze medallist, was the lone double recipient on the night as he was also voted by the public as the People’s Choice Award winner.

Source: www.ttoc.org


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