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TedXPoS (Video): 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, …

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Sport Ministry vows to “address staff sensitivity” but offers no Thompson apology; reveals past funding to sprinter instead

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs has promised to “address staff sensitivity” to Trinidad and Tobago athletes but stopped well short of admitting culpability in its treatment of three-time Olympic Games medallist Richard “Torpedo” Thompson or offering an apology to the sprinter. Thompson, who competed at the 2008, 2012 …

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