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Ato Tea Party Down Under; Ex-Olympic star in sex-less scandal

Sex-mail 101: When you send photographs of yourself in your birthday suit and the recipient does not offer to blow out the candles, chances are you not going to finish that particular race.

On 6 March 2010, Australian Senator Nova Peris allegedly sent ex-Trinidad and Tobago Olympic star Ato Boldon a nude photo to show what else could be on the agenda for his trip “Down Under” to help prepare that country’s athletes for the London 2012 Olympics.

Peris, a former Olympian herself and one of Australia’s  “most decorated indigenous athletes”, was an ambassador for Athletics Australia and a communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies at the time. But, from photographic evidence, she had not aged as well as the Trini former track star.

Photo: Former Olympic athlete Nova Peris delivers her maiden speech in the Australian Senate last year. (Copyright AAP)
Photo: Former Olympic athlete Nova Peris delivers her maiden speech in the Australian Senate last year.
(Copyright AAP)

Boldon supposedly responded: “Ohh ok lol.”

Trinidad and Tobago cricket legend, Brian Lara, once told Australian wicket keeper Ian Healy that he was not welcomed in the West Indies dressing room after the latter’s display of unsporting behaviour.

Boldon was much more gracious in his reply to Peris. But was it that different?

In another email, published in the Australia’s NT News, Peris said she was so consumed by thoughts of Boldon that she forgot about her nine-year wedding anniversary. She asked if she should share her daydreams with her husband.

Boldon replied: “What an awful wife you are lol…” before politely suggesting that was not a good idea. And, just to be sure that he was not going to be the one screwed in this Aussie adventure, he insisted on being paid for his visit in advance

So did Peris ever have her “Ato Tea Party?” Or, in her words, did she get that “Tim Tam” affair?

Tim Tam, incidentally, is an Australian biscuit that has two layers of chocolate with a light chocolate cream filling. Peris is of mixed heritage and identified herself as “black” and an Aborigine.

It sounded like a pick-up line from “Roots.”

In the end, NT News never found any evidence of sex in its supposed sex scandal. This race was less “photo-finish” and more “photo-and-it-was-finished.” Steups. Mr Live Wire felt like he ordered a pastelle but got served an empty fig leaf.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago former Olympic star Ato Boldon (right) hugs an unidentified Nigerian sprinter during his track hey-day. (Copyright AFP 2014/Jeff Haynes)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago former Olympic star Ato Boldon (right) hugs an unidentified Nigerian sprinter during his track hey-day.
(Copyright AFP 2014/Jeff Haynes)

“During his trip Mr Boldon promoted athletics, attended and promoted specific events and conducted clinics for young Indigenous athletes,” said Peris, who is now re-married. “Other organisations, including the West Australian Government, supported some events during the visit. I understand Athletics Australia was pleased with the outcome of the visit.

“The highs and lows of my athletic career—and now political career—are public. The highs and lows of my private life are matters for me and my family.”

So, to summarise, an Australian sport administrator arranged a standard fee for Boldon to help motivate athletes and taxpayers got what they paid for; while, behind the scenes, two consenting adults supposedly flirted.

If Australians are so easily titillated, maybe they should read up on the Trinidad and Tobago Cabinet in Wired868’s “Good Morning” section. In this country, sex scandals always seem to involve harassed taxpayers who are perpetually bent over and never willing participants.

Mr Live Wire cannot confirm that Anil Roberts sprinted to his laptop to google “Ato sex scandal” this morning; only to let out a big “steups” five minutes later. Or that Glenn Ramadharsingh and Chandresh Sharma have been tweeting Boldon whole day for Peris’ phone number.

Strangely enough, Ramadharsingh allegedly spelt Peris’ name wrong.

Photo: For the last time Minister Ramadharsingh, I do NOT have your pot of gold or Lucky Charms!!
Photo: For the last time Minister Ramadharsingh, I do NOT have your pot of gold or Lucky Charms!!

Ato Boldon’s response via the social media:

Nova Peris is a former training partner of mine, and has been a friend for almost 20 years.

My last trip to Australia, almost five years ago, was for the purpose of holding several youth clinics, and it was a successful undertaking. The trip was co-organized by one of my now-deceased colleagues at Athletics Australia.

The article recently written by the Northern Territory News, includes gross fabrications.

I will be following the senator’s lead, including, but not limited to, pursuing all legal action possible for this malicious misrepresentation of the details surrounding my presence in Australia in 2010.

 

Editor’s Note: No planes were grounded, no stewardesses were harmed and no outside women were left unconscious in Grand Bazaar during the making of this Tim Tam scandal.

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68 comments

  1. what, the woman looks like his aunty or the craddle is being rocked

  2. Omg …. we are all human beings, what’s wrong with her wanting alittle … 9.89 seconds

    • Come on Men will lick up anything that comes there way. You feel because you have a good friend that does not mean the temptation to get under the covers will go away. He is guilty and ashamed to admit to it. All good woman friends will want a piece of the action. Come on Ato be a man and stop pretending nothing happen, for every rumour there is a truth.

  3. I just came here to read the comments

  4. Well, Tonyette, we ain’t sure he get any nah…but as you say who cares? I guess the Aussie news papers will be going through his travels with a fine tooth comb now to see if they find some mis-appropriation of funds…

  5. Ato boldon and anya ayoung chee should get national awards from t&t govt. both have talent in the bed. anya gets gold though.

  6. Someone said Ato is a bronze specialist which means Peris came first.

    I nearly dead!LOL

  7. This looks like a case of political spite. I wouldn’t underestimate the lengths they would go.

  8. Don’t spend so much time analyzing Ato Boldon and his life. Worry about your own, that is obviously where the real issues lie. I never ever could understand why people waste time and energy trying to stick their noses up other peoples business.

  9. Well done Ato…. Jamaican men run real fast but Trini men throw real WOOD.

  10. I agree with Wired868 article and take on this issue. Unless there is real evidence that has not been revealed to us as yet, the Australian newspapers etc are simply promoting comess.

  11. So what, unless illegal activity is involved here, it seems like grown ups making their own choices – whether good or bad!

  12. Peris-able goods: Ato tea and tim tam jam on naughty menu…

  13. Ato emboldened by a brave Nova worl.

  14. Ok, I’m offline for a little while… So I leave you with:
    “Tim Tam Tabanca: Trini sprinter leaves Aussie breathless”

  15. Ato job for Senator: But did it cost more than moving firetruck?

  16. Cedriann, Rhoda, Asha and I had a headline-a-thon the other day.
    Got any suggests Rhoda?
    I raise you with “Ato plasters Peris…” 🙂

  17. Ato-tea Party. Aye this may be an instant classic but still #stopit #socahit2015

  18. Lasana, you could write headlines for a living

  19. Four years ago Ato allegedly get some nooky from some married lady WHO DE F CARES? Is this an issue? Please!

  20. Is like ordering a steak and getting the liver instead.

  21. is how me live wire felt like he order pastelle and they serve him fig leaf instead.. I can’t inno lol

  22. Lol. I don’t think anyone would have complained if he didn’t come first…

  23. It had any sex involved or was it just some flirty emails?

  24. “I did not have sex with that woman” Remember those famous words?

  25. This article appears a bit one sided, as I too read the Australian Newspapers which has more detailed coverage of the exchanges between the two, and there are emails from Ato “Purpose is time with u plus attend trials plus help them promote the trials and possibly guest broadcast on the tv station carrying it…need hotel ticket plus 15,000 US…” Dont make it sound as though he was just an innocent party to a lascivious woman – he seemed very well to be playing along….. plus in an earlier email HE requested the pics:’On March 5, 2010 Mr Boldon asks for something to tide him over until their rendezvous. “Looks great.. when do I get some nude pics from u?”’

    • And I won’t say your opinion is without merit. As a satirical column, we write on real news. But we treat with it as we like.

    • Like comedy central…..”when news breaks….we fix it!” Love it. Satire must be slanted for it to work!

    • Satire: ‘The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues’ A skilful satirist does not requiring re-inventing the details of the event. Just saying. Mr. Wired has indicated that lady was foisting herself on Ato and he was less than encouraging with his ‘oh ok’ which is not true since he requested them and he made it plain that one of the reasons for the visit was to see her. dont get me wrong. this story is laughable, and i applaud you for picking it up. But satire or no, we have to be careful how we change the conversation, as it forms part of a historical content.

    • My turn!. Whether or not they had sex, exchange pics, exchange money, that is their business. They are grown ass ppl. Problem is where the resources used (came from)

    • Ato brighter than that. Let the PUNCH go and find another news. Item.

  26. but ay ay… iz d first indication we ever get that Fayola like black men… lol

  27. Peris was “consumed” with thoughts of Boldon? Who hasn’t?

  28. Lasana bright like bulb star… yuhz have i laughing with yuh “serious jokes”… take care of yourself star… n i thought “all black men stupid” …smh

  29. So peris is being persecuted for wanting penis?

  30. For anyone not old enough to understand what an Ato Tea Party entails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDy1yzN-tyA

  31. Unbelievable… Can’t be true!

  32. What a difficult pill to swallow! I hope it’s just the result of vicious Australian politics and the deeply racial divide in the land down under. Plus, I can imagine how those Trinis’ who dislike him for whatever reason are dribbling and salivating at the mouth with big grins on their faces, saying GOTCHA!

  33. Editor’s Note: No planes were grounded, no stewardesses were harmed and no outside women were left unconscious in Grand Bazaar during the making of this Tim Tam scandal.

  34. This article appears a bit one sided, as I too read the Australian Newspapers which has more detailed coverage of the exchanges between the two, and there are emails from Ato “Purpose is time with u plus attend trials plus help them promote the trials and possibly guest broadcast on the tv station carrying it…need hotel ticket plus 15,000 US…” Dont make it sound as though he was just an innocent party to a lascivious woman – he seemed very well to be playing along…..

    plus in an earlier email HE requested the pics:’On March 5, 2010 Mr Boldon asks for something to tide him over until their rendezvous. “Looks great.. when do I get some nude pics from u?”’

    Perhaps you should review the accuracy of your story?