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Trinidad and Tobago’s first Olympic medallist, Rodney Wilkes, passed away today, Monday at the San Fernando General Hospital at the age of 89. Wilkes won silver in the featherweight class of Weightlifting at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and followed it up with bronze in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

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 As part of its ongoing drive to provide quality facilities for sport and recreation at community level, the implementation arm of the Ministry of Sport handed over the El Dorado Gardens Park to the people of El Dorado through Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation on Monday. The works at the Park took approximately 6 months to complete and included a complete grading and levelling of the field, planting of grass, construction of a cricket pitch, reinstallation of play park equipment and the installation of 2 bleacher stands, two control barriers and ballasts around the Park’s perimeter.

Female powerlifter Giselle Ann Jackman was a shock winner of the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year award as track and field athlete, hurdler Jehue Gordon expectedly walked away with the men’s equivalent when the First Citizens Sports Foundation hosted its annual awards function Friday at the Queen’s Hall, Cascade, St Ann’s.

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Pan American champion Osleni Guerrera was among the 12-person Cuban contingent, who worked alongside the T&T Badminton Association (TTBA) during a three-week athlete and coaching training programme, which concluded last Friday at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena.

Working alongside the association, Ministry of Sport, which initiated the project, together with badminton specialist coach and multiple national champion Solangel Guzman.

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The Ministry of Sport in collaboration with the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the Windball and Umpires Association will launch the Hit It For ‘6’ Women’s Inter-Island Windball Cricket Tournament at the Ministry’s Head Office, 5th Floor Conference Room, at 11:00am on Wednesday 12th March, 2014 at 12 Abercromby Street Port of Spain.

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The Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport extends condolences to the family of Trinidad and Tobago and Defence Force footballer Kevon Carter on his sudden passing this morning at the age of 30. According to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, Carter suffered a massive heart attack while at training with his club and never recovered.

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