The second leg of the 13th annual Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee's Olympic Youth Camp kicked off today at Olympic House, 121 Abercromby street, Port of Spain. The inclement weather did not put a damper on the popular camp which will be running from the 20th - 25th July, 2015.
The theme this year ‘10Golds24', intends to encourage youngsters in the 11 to 14 age group to Strive for Excellence in their sporting discipline, but aims to encourage participants to remember that 'the most important thing is not to win but to take part'. Each day the athletes will be exposed to the Olympic Principles of Fair Play, Respect for Others, Joy of Effort, Pursuit of Excellence and Balance between Body, Will and Mind.
Guest Facilitators will present on Doping in Sports, Critical Thinking, Media and Sports Psychology. Athletes from various sporting disciplines will also be given the opportunity to be leaders as they will be demonstrating and teaching key elements of their respective sport to their fellow campers in Hockey, Badminton, Football , Taekwando, Cycling, Triathlon, Archery and Volleyball.
The closing of the TTOC Youth Camp will be fashioned after the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games with the next Olympics to be held in the city of Rio De janeiro, Brazil from the 5th - 25th August, 2016.