News that a host city will be selected for the inaugural 2017 ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committee) World Beach Games at the organisation's General Assembly in Washington D.C. in October, , with the historic event set to feature 15 sports.
Is excellent news for the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC ).
TTOC president Brian Lewis announced earlier this year that he is proposing that the national Olympic Committee will hold the inaugural TTOC National Beach Games in 2017.
The intention is for Trinidad and Tobago to be the Beach Games capital of the region.
Lewis has been holding discussions with interested organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and will accelerate further discussions on his return from the Pan Am Games.
The TTOC will participate and enter a team in the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games.
Confirmation by ANOC that significant progress has been made and a host city will be announced at the upcoming ANOC General Assembly in Washington DC in October will give the TTOC National Beach Games project added impetus.
" Its great news. The Olympic Movement can't stand still. The Movement under the current IOC and ANOC presidents is heading in the right direction. Bold and innovative actions are required to ensure the Olympic Movement is relevant and fit for purpose and sustainable given the context of contemporary society . "