WINNING DUO: The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, with CSA founder, Al Hamilton (right)
TRINIDAD AND Tobago has been given the honour of hosting the 30th Commonwealth Sports Awards in a year that marks the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence.
The awards, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain on October 20, highlight the achievements of sportsmen and women across the Commonwealth.
The country joins Jamaica, England, Scotland, Ghana and Uganda as nations to have hosted the occasion. Recent winners include Britain’s Jessica Ennis and sprinters Usain Boltand Asafa Powell.
The Trinidad event was announced by Al Hamilton MBE, who founded the awards in 1980 and the anniversary of independence was one of the key reasons why Trinidad and Tobago was selected.
Chair of the country’s 50th anniversary schedule, Senator Dr.Bhoe Tewarie said: “It (the awards) provides a perfect platform for reflection and anchor for future achievements, as it celebrates past achievement along with present day excellence.”