Darryl Smith - Diego Martin CentralMinister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith has clarified the powers of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee in the Thema Williams/ Marissa Dick gymnastics debacle.

Speaking with News Power Now, Minister Smith had this to say on the committee’s role in Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic representation.

Marisa Dick (1)

Marissa Dick

Smith went on, expressing his shock at how the adults surrounding the two young ladies have been handling the situation.


Thema Williams

He gave his assurance that the situation will be rectified, once all issues are aired and all accurate information has been assessed.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith

Meanwhile, well-wishers, family, friends, members of her gymnastics club Tots and Tumblers and others, will be gathering at the Piarco International Airport this evening, to welcome home displaced Olympic hopeful gymnast Thema Williams.

Williams is due to arrive late this evening, at around 11.30pm, and it is expected that a large group will be waiting, to show her their love and support, in the face of a very challenging situation.