T&T Olympic Committee (T&TOC) and Olympic Solidarity
have expressed their pleasure in the recent performances
of cyclist Christopher Sellier at the World Cup Cycling
Championship in Manchester, England.
Sellier who is on a T&TOC/Olympic Solidarity programme
has been based in Switzerland since October 2006 where he
is expected to remain until the end of March.
Last Saturday, the talented 20 year old national cycling
champion in the match sprint, kilometre time trial and individual
pursuit, clocked 10.651 seconds in the flying 200 metre.
is making good progress, we are accountable to the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Solidarity and must
strive to make credible and transparent recommendations,
that will stand close and objective scrutiny, said
Brian Lewis, T&TOC Secretary General.
In addition to the IOC and Olympic Solidarity, the TTOC
is working closely with the Ministry of Sport and Youth
Affairs to provide financial assistance to elite Olympic
The TTOC admits receiving numerous requests for funding
but with the focus on the upcoming Pan American and Olympic
games a review will be conducted following an assessment
of performances in Rio.
Priority will then be placed on athletes who have either
qualified or still have a realistic chance of qualifying
for the Beijing Olympic Games.
The T&TTOC Official urged National Sport Organisations
to be credible in putting forward and supporting funding
requests pointing out that if the efforts to provide an
enabling environment for local athletes and coaches is to
be sustained there must be transparency and objectivity.
must not buy into the ole talk that money is giving away
and hence operate with a sense of entitlement. Expectations
must be managed, Lewis said.