Take hammer throw for instance, who in T&T ever pelt a hammer? Or a shot putt for that matter? Now 'Pelt Mango,' we would bring home the gold in that for sure. They could have a big tree in the center of the stadium and hang the medals high up on the tree and who lick down a medal get to keep it. They could do 'Tief Mango' too as a variation, which would be just like 'Pelt Mango' only the competitors would have to scale a wall and evade two German Shepherds and a pothound in heat while trying to pelt at the medals.
And cycling, we are never going to be as good as those other nations because cycling is not our thing. Trinis don really like to ride because that takes works and well, Trinis doh really like to work; But "Bad Drive.' If Bad Drive was an Olympic sport we win gold, silver and bronze every time. I observed in the 'heats' for the cycling there was a little bad drive (bad ride?) section, and as we specialize in 'run yuh off de road' techniques there would be no stopping the Trini contingent in that event.
And as we on this, who did we send up as our 'Shooting' team? Obviously not fellas from Richplain, Never Dirty and Hard Bargain because we woulda win. I want to take that one up with the selectors, I feel we get short changed there. You can't send Westmoorings shooters when Beetham shooters practicing every day.
Look Trinis just not set up for 'old time' sports for things like Synchronized Swimming. You ever hear such nonsense? Now Synchronized Running we could do, but instead of a starter pistol we would need someone dressed like a police shouting "Stop Tief!" at the start. Somebody said to me we shoulda get a medal for the Synchronized Resignations that just happened, but as them fellas was Canadian I don't think we woulda get to keep the medals. Fencing, we not into Fencing. We could do Fence Climbing, although they might say that that already included in Tief Mango. Pentathlon we could do also, but they would have to change it up for us. Instead of the 'traditional' definition of - 'ride an unfamiliar horse, fight with pistol and sword, swim and run,' they could change it up a little and try something more like - 'open an unfamiliar door, rummage through an unfamiliar purse, snatch what you find and run.'
I really think we need to make a representation to the IOC to have our views heard and our events included in any future Olympics if they really want it to have a truly international feel because this frilly thing not cutting it and somebody has to say it. Time for some REAL sports that our athletes could take part in, and I would also like to suggest the inclusion of 'Lock Neck,' 'Pick Pocket,' 'Breaks From Work' and 'Tief Tyre' too.