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Nesty, Phillip to speak at Caribbean Olympic conference
National cyclist Njisane Phillip and 1988 Olympic swimming gold medalist Anthony Nesty of Suriname will be among the top current and former athletes who will share their experiences with Caribbean Olympians at the Road to the Olympics Conference, on Boxing Day, at Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, from 4-8 pm.
Nesty will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will also feature Karen Dieffenthaller Donahue, T&T’s first female swimmer at the Olympics, as well as Shantoll Ince, one of this country’s most recognised Paralympians.
The event, according to organizers will include several networking opportunities, video presentations, question and answer segments and panel discussions.
The conference is the highlight of a series of events being conducted in T&T by the Caribbean Athletic Development Corporation, whose mission is to bring to the Caribbean world-class athletic camps, known as Wave Camps.
Director, Andrew Phillips reflected on his decision to host the event in T&T. “We spent much time considering which country and venue to host the Wave premier,” said Phillips, who added that the venue offered the best package of quality, convenience and value. “This event will be spectacular,” he said.
The Wave Camps will also feature a water polo camp on December 21 and 22, a free Sufe and Turf Clinic in Tobago on Christmas Eve.
A swim camp will also be conducted from December 27-29 and a performance clinic with strength and conditioning coach Raphael Ruiz, who has trained a variety of athletes including Olympic swimmers, NFL American football players, track and field athletes, as well as military personnel.
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