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BpTT signs deal with TTOC, TTPC
The T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and the T&T Paralympic Committee (TTPC) yesterday signed an agreement with oil and gas company BP Trinidad and Tobago. The deal which was signed at a ceremony held at the Queen’s Park Oval, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain, involves both organisations preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the 2016 Olympics. BpTT identified plans to name several Athlete Ambassadors for the Olympic Games this year. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of officials from the three bodies and included bptt’s regional president Norman Christie; the company’s vice president of communications & external affairs Giselle Thompson; TTOC president Larry Romany; TTPC president Kenneth McKell and TTOC trustee Senator Elton Prescott.
McKell expressed excitement at the partnership, pointing out T&T team will be returning to the Paralympic Games after a 24-year absense. “The partnership is particularly meaningful to the T&T Paralympic athletes as it will lead to increased awareness from members of our society and in turn greater understanding, admiration and support for our athletes. This will ultimately help inspire others to get involved in sports in their community,” said McKell. Romany, despite insisting that the “TTOC does not partner easily with people”, described the agreement as a “landmark occasion”. “BP T&T has a long history of community involvement and we are pleased they are now assisting in the support for our Olympic athletes as they prepare for London 2012 Games and beyond.” The BP group signed on as the official “Oil and Gas Sponsor” of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2008.
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