The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has come in for high praise from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Solidarity.
Pere Miro, Director of the Olympic Solidarity has offered special congratulations to the TTOC for its continued success over the years, most notably in the achievement of gender equality on its Executive Board in 2017.
Following elections earlier this year, there has been an even spilt of male and female officers. Miro 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. 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 IOC and Olympic Solidarity has also commended the relentless effort of the Trinidad & Tobago athletes, coaches, officials and administrators in promoting sport, Olympism and its values.
Miro’s congratulatory message was read during the TTOC’s 23rd Annual Awards Gala, before a captive audience of the local sporting fraternity at the Hyatt Regency on December 29th.