Brian Lewis, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), believes this country can market itself to be the Beach Games capital of the world.
In a media release, Lewis revealed that the TTOC National Beach Games is on the drawing board and believes the scenic beaches make TT perfect for these types of tournaments.
“Trinidad and Tobago’s participation at the inaugural World Beach Games is the goal. Last year the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC) approved a proposal for the first World Beach Games,” he explained.
The Beach Volleyball will be one of the marquee sports at the World Beach Games and with this country recently hosting the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Caribbean Zone Men’s Beach Volleyball Qualifier which was won by TT, Lewis is encouraged.
Lewis noted the Olympic Qualifier, hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation (TTVF), was “not only important for the teams contesting for qualification for the Rio Olympics, but it was an opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago to showcase its ability to host a high profile Beach Volleyball event.”