Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lewis: Use sport to curb crime among youth*

PROUD PARENT: Racquel Ahye, right, mother of Olympic sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye, receives the Sportswoman of the Year award from TTOC president Brian Lewis during the annual TTOC Awards at the Hyatt Regency on Friday last. Michelle-Lee also won the award in 2016. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Let’s replace guns with medals!
That’s the challenge that Brian Lewis, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has handed out to the local sporting community for 2018. Lewis issued the rallying cry during the TTOC’s 23rd Annual Awards Gala on Friday.
“It is about not just winning medals. It is not just about ensuring that our athletes have the support that they need, it is not just about asking for, but giving more. It is about replacing guns by medals. It is about replacing guns and crime and the growth of crime by productive progressive citizens through the power of sport.”
The TTOC President urged the packed audience at the Hyatt Regency to use sport to bring about much-needed change in the society.

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