Trinidad and Tobago bringing home 10 or more Olympic Gold medals is both realistic and achievable.

Sustained effort, scientific approaches, and ongoing development programmes are all necessary ingredients.

A critical success factor, therefore, is access to dedicated, predictable and systematic funding.

The challenge is to dedicate and commit the requisite resources both at the administrative and technical levels.

A mechanism through which Government can fund Olympic and High Performance Sport is by dedicating a percentage of Lottery Funds to sport.

Great Britain is an example of how National lottery funding of their sporting system made them one of the sporting super powers at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Trinidad and Tobago can develop and sustain a high performance system that could deliver success once the dedicated financial investment is made.

We can compete on equal terms on the World and Olympic stage.

We have the talent and potential to develop a world class high performance infrastructure and system that will deliver Olympic, World and Continental Champions and World and Olympic championship qualifiers on a sustainable basis.

To build a sustainable high performance system national sport organizations and governing bodies, athletes, coaches and national teams need the resources to do the job.
Brian Lewis