Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic athletes continue to wait for their heroic homecoming.
Sport Minister Anil Roberts promised a gala ceremony on September 3. However, this has now been adjusted to a “function” sometime between September 10 and 18.
Wired868 wonders if Olympic athletes who don’t throw javelin and run 400 metres are viewed by the Government with less enthusiasm than a prostate exam. Presumably, no limited edition teacups with photos of MPs rather than sporting stars are waiting either.
Sport Ministry’s media officer Adrian Raymond told the Trinidad Newsday that his Ministry was waiting until as many Olympians as possible were back including the Paralympic athletes.
Wired868 thinks if local thrower Carlos Greene gets a gold medal at the ongoing London 2012 Paralympic Games, it might be the New Year before Kelly-Ann Baptiste and company get a balloon at the Piarco Airport.