Wednesday, July 25, 2012

flashback to april 2012

Time to promote London Olympics

Andre E Baptiste
Wednesday, April 11, 2012There are 106 days to the start of the 2012 London Olympics and nothing is being done to promote these prestigious games in T&T. Of course, there are those who will argue that “nothing” is a strong word. They would prefer me to say “not enough,” but alas that would be wishful thinking. We have to stop pretending that we carefully plan the road ahead in sports, because this is far from the truth, even if it is ideal. And for those miscreants in sports administration that believe that it is unfair to compare us with other countries, my advice is to “wake up and smell…” For those who have been in this beautiful country over the last six months and may be wondering where is all the promotion and drive along with energy and zeal for one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world hiding these last few months, I suggest you read on. Let me do the job of the ailing sport administrators in this country, in particular those who must “ensure” that the proper systems are in place for this country to have a chance of gathering some medals. And yes, while those of you with sporting acumen, will state, it is too late to start to think about grooming some for medals, I want to disagree, because it is never too late to learn something new that can improve someone’s performance or give that Olympic participant an edge.
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