The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee(TTOC) has selected 200 athletes to compete at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) 2014 to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from the 14 – 30th November.
The delegation will be led by Chef de Mission Annette Knott, the Secretary General of the TTOC with Wendell Labastide as the Assistant Chef de Mission.
19 Sports including 9 team sports qualified for the CAC Games included in the team list are CAC 2010 Gold medal winners and defending champions George Bovell, Cleopatra Borel, Roger Daniel and the women’s hockey team. At the 2010 CAC Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico T&T was represented by 235 athletes in 24 sports and returned with a record medal haul OF 34 medals( 9 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze)
Olympic medalists Emmanuel Callender will be strong contenders for CAC Gold. Sailor Andrew Lewis is keen to make a good showing in his quest to qualify for the Rio Olympics
The Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) team of 200 athletes includes the female Soca Warriors.
Team TTO will be based in 4 cities in the State of Veracruz with Athletics, Cycling, Archery, and Badminton in the City of Xalapa
Cordoba will be the home to Volleyball
Tuxpan will host Canoe/kayak
All the other TTO team sports will be in Veracruz
For a some Sports the CAC Games is the qualifier for Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The CAC Games is an essential step on the pathway to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Team TTO will be represented at the CAC Games by:
Aquatics, Swimming, Marathon Open Water Swimming and Water Polo.
This is the first time Trinidad and Tobago will be represented in Open Water swimming by 4 young swimmers
Basketball, The women’s basketball team is the first team to represent Trinidad and Tobago basketball at the CAC Games
Cycling, Includes experienced veteran cyclist Emile Abraham
Football Women’s team
Hockey Men and Women’s teams the Women are the defending Champions
Rugby Men and Women a first time appearance for the Women
Table Tennis, Dexter St Louis once again wearing the RED WHITE and BLACK
Volleyball Indoor both men and women and Beach Volleyball both Men and Women
The full list of Athletes will be released on the 7th November.