Commonwealth Column: Placing Values above Value in an Era of Increased Relevance for The Commonwealt
By Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Commonwealth Games Association; President of Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC)
The Commonwealth Games is the jewel in the crown of the Commonwealth Sports Movement. The Games has been a catalyst for positive change in the past and will be a catalyst for change in the future. The broad purpose across the Commonwealth Sports Movement is to play our part in providing a better world for this generation and future generations through sport; to strengthen and support the members of our Movement to do so; to develop sportsmen and sportswomen who aspire to fulfil their potential in their peak performance years; and to enjoy a healthy and purposeful life beyond their life in the cauldron of competitive sport and achievement.
Because sport influences and is influenced by the culture in which it exists, there is constant pressure to compromise our vision and values. In all that we do, we must keep the Commonwealth Sports Movement’s vision and values front and centre.