On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. I extend best wishes to the Team TTO Paralympic delegation departing today for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games( 7-18 September ).

I am confident that the athletes will represent TTO with honour and pride and that Rio 2016 Paralympics will be a historic one for Trinidad and Tobago.

Read more: Team TTO Rio 2016 Paralympic Team Depart for Rio September 3rd 2016

Eighty years ago, spectators in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium might have caught sight of a rather peculiar and cumbersome piece of machinery. What they were seeing was one of the world’s first television cameras.

The 1936 Berlin Olympics were the first to be televised, albeit on a limited scale. The pictures could only be seen in viewing rooms. It is estimated that 160,000 watched and the great Jesse Owens was among them.

Read more: Philip Barker: Eighty years of Olympic TV, and now an Olympic Channel

The Olympic Games have drawn to a close and members of Team TTO are returning home to mixed emotions from their country people.

Many lamented the medal drought this Olympics; some even went as far as to publicly criticize, jeer at and send abusive messages to our athletes in Rio.

Read more: 15 achievements of Team TTO in Olympics 2016

Keshorn Walcott, Trinidad and Tobago’s lone medallist at the just-concluded Olympic Games, has come in for high praise from Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith.

Read more: Sport Minister praises Keshorn

Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott and Kenyan Julius Yego standing on the podium at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night, was a rare sight. Only once before, in the 120-year history of the Modern Olympics, had two non-Europeans earned precious metal in a men's javelin competition.

Read more: ON THE RIGHT TRACK Walcott, Yego lead world challenge