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Francis withdraws: TTCF backs down over Njisane’s support staff demands

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Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF) racing secretary David Francis has voluntarily conceded his position as team manager for national cyclist Njisane Phillip for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Francis’ withdrawal follows a Wired868 article on Friday 15 July, which detailed Phillip’s bitter disappointment that his teammate and proposed soigneur, …

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Keshorn, Cedenio in record T&T Olympic squad; Burns, Daniel miss out

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London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) 2015 Sport Personalities of the Year, Machel Cedenio and Cleopatra Borel, Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medalist Richard “Torpedo” Thompson, former World 400 metre hurdles champion Jehue Gordon, veteran swim star George Bovell III and 100 metre and 200 metre NAAA …

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Give us our due! Why T&T’s sprint quartet wants more than shinier medals

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Trinidad and Tobago’s 4×100 metre relay quartet of Richard “Torpedo” Thompson, Keston Bledman, Marc Burns and Emmanuel Callender finally has the silver medals to match the performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. But whether the sprinters have the ‘right reward’ to go with their silverware is another story, which continues to frustrate the …

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