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West Indies’ JUDGEMENT DAY – by RENALDO MATADEEN

West Indies’ JUDGEMENT DAY If ever there was a time where the entire painting became clear, it’s now... by RENALDO MATADEEN

There’s not much to be said about West Indies cricket that hasn’t already been said in the last 10 years or so. If you’re looking for spots of brightness, optimism and hope for a glowing future, then you’d need a time machine. Or a historian who can verbally transport you into the archives where terms like ‘Pace Like Fire’ or …

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A historic period for WORLD FOOTBALL: FIFA – Fairness Involved For All? – by ALVIN CORNEAL

Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein, FIFA vice president and Challenger to Joseph S. Blatter for the FIFA presidency (2nd from right) and UEFA president Michel Platini (right) listen to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during the 65th FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on May 29, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Over the past few years, there have been different levels of condemnation regarding the financial undoing of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Many accusations are targeted at the corridors of its Zürich headquarters or expansively across the world where 209 national associations occupy offices or control thousands of dollars annually; much of which have been approved subventions to their …

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Back in BEIJING – by HUBERT LAWRENCE

Gold medallist Kirani James of Grenada aon the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 400 metres at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Bird’s Nest, the Beijing smog and Usain Bolt’s brilliance at the 2008 Olympics are still vivid memories. Led by Bolt, the Caribbean returns to Beijing, for the 2015 World Track and Field Championships. As the days count down to the August 22 start of that event, there is hope of a triumphant return. Bolt became sport’s main man in …

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TOBAGO IS AWAKEN to International Cycling like no other – by the TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CLASSIC

Tobago International Cycling Classic

Already distinguished by securing the endorsement of UCI (the world governing body for cycling) and ESPN’s coverage to an estimated 100 million people across 150 cities around the world, the Tobago International Cycling Classic is spreading its global reach even further. This year the event is being introduced to live streaming on the worldwide web… This will complement the already …

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SHARE THE ROAD TT – An Unprecedented Sports Initiative – by SHELDON WAITHE

Sport is meant to be fun; the enhancement of one’s fitness, prolonging life and adding value. Occasionally, at the highest levels when the limits are pushed to the nth degree in the cauldron of competition, tragedy occurs. Witness the death of luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, or numerous jockeys or powerboat drivers killed while heading to …

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LIFESPORT – An Obituary – by SHELDON WAITHE

Anil Roberts. Illustration by Ronald Hosein

Our young men are at risk….” is the eerie message at the beginning of the promotional video for the supposedly ground-breaking initiative by the Trinbagonian government, designed to target unemployed at-risk young men and get them involved in sports programmes that will redirect their lives. Launched in 2012 as the brainchild of Sports Minister Anil Roberts, LifeSport trumpeted all that …

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A FIFA World Cup Final Event in 2018 – by ALVIN CORNEAL

FIFA President Joseph S Blatter reveals Russia as holders for the 2018 World Cup at the Messe on December 2, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The excitement of 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM finals is still ever present in my system, where the liveliness of a flamboyant people presented a wonderful atmosphere on and off the football stadiums. The tourist experiences, from the Corcovado to the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, through to the hustle and bustle of the Copacabana beach filled with swimmers …

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Lessons Learnt: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – by ALVIN CORNEAL

We are all aware of the final results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM the winners, losers, goal scorers, the reasons for victory and defeat, plus the exciting goals scored, brilliant saves, and exquisite ball possession methods in midfield or elsewhere. The matches are fresh in the minds of football fans and those who threw their support behind their …

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At last THE BRAZILIAN WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE

Some will view as a dream come true, simply because of the many wonderful things that have been mentioned about this vast piece of land space in South America, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ being held in Brazil. Brazilian song and dance, the samba and bossa nova, mixed nicely with the dazzling feet of some of the world’s most fantastic …

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Where Do WE GO FROM HERE? Super-50 and Beyond

I must compliment the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, in particular, the Ministry of  Tourism for accepting the great responsibility of staging the West Indies Super 50 Tournament for the Clive Lloyd Trophy over the next three years, with the main title sponsor NAGICO Insurance. This of course will take the financial pressure off the WICB purse. The key to success …

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