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TedXPoS: Liburd on sport as entertainment, tool for excellence and catalyst for social change

“[Shaka] Hislop understood his social responsibility and grasped that it was insufficient to be revered as a footballer yet despised as a human being.

“[…] Sport is, first, entertainment. It is a live play totally ad-libbed by actors, who have no idea what ending awaits. It is one part ballet, one part martial arts and another part chess—by which I mean it is an elegant battle of wills and sustained aggression…”

Wired868 managing director Lasana Liburd shares on the power of sport with TedX Port of Spain in a wide-ranging talk that touches on former 2006 World Cup star Shaka Hislop, disgraced ex-Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Richard Thompson:

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the managing director and chief editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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