MSCD provides over TT $2.7 million in support to TeamTTO for Tokyo Olympics

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics draws closer, the Ministry of Sport and Community Development reiterated its robust commitment to Trinidad and Tobago’s (TeamTTO’s) Olympic quest. Today, the Ministry provided a cheque to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee in the sum of TT $2,795,348.89 to support the delegation.

The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe congratulated the athletes and technical staff on their resolute commitment, stating that “against the backdrop of COVID-19, to see athletes remain optimistic and shine their light in a time of darkness, is beautiful. This is why I am pleased to be part of this sport fraternity; to witness the strength and resilience of our athletes.” She further added that continuing the athletes’ preparation is “part of getting through COVID-19 together,” and thanked the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Sport and Community Development personnel responsible for making this funding a reality.

Mr. Brian Lewis, TTOC’s President expressed his gratitude to the Ministry for its financial support, and assured that the delegation of 43 athletes and 32 officials “will manage the funds that have been entrusted with us prudently,” reiterating their responsibility to the taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry takes this opportunity to wish all athletes the very best in their pursuit of success.

The Olympic Games is scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8th, 2021.