Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

#ALSIcebucketchallenge from @andre.marcano ACCEPTED! I now nominate @byoung504 @shayne_koopa @sonicblood @emmanuel_eman1 24 Hours! #BigBoyVersion #ColdTub #IWasntReady

Richard Thompson

#SupportOurAthletes http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,198823.html I know many of you have been seeing the above pic and hashtag #supportourathletes but may not know it's true significance. Let me shed a little light on the situation. Recently, our T&T National Record holder in the 110m hurdles and Olympian, Mikel Thomas, was evicted from his apartment in Florida for failure to meet his monthly rent requirements. At the time, Mikel had been in Glasgow on National duty at the Commonwealth Games. Given my conversations with other athletes and research I've done, I truly believe that T&T is in a better position than many. Our elite athletes are promised yearly funding provided we meet certain requirements. This funding aids in preparation such as massages, coaching fees, transportation, meals, rent and supplements. Whereas some national athletes may have contracts with shoe companies and corporate sponsors, there are many who don't and depend on this funding to put themselves in a position to contend at an international level. I think it's great that there is a system in place to assist. However, the problem lies within the way it's being implemented. Funds were supposed to be distributed to athletes at the end of 2013. It's now Aug 2014 and the majority (including myself) have not received it as yet. As a result, we have situations like Mikel's and others in debt or dependent on family members and friends to fund their training. The newly appointed Minister of sport has promised to rectify this issue ASAP. The athletes of T&T desperately await your action. * We humbly request that you share this pic and hashtag on your social media outlets and attach the link to the story. Together we aspire, together we achieve. #SupportOurAthletes http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,198823.html

Richard Thompson

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#TBT Rhys at 9 months. Photo by @tinaboydco

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I be on my suit and tie shit...

Richard Thompson

Just picked my boy up from daycare. #DaddysBackHome

Richard Thompson

We fell in love with this place called Scotland. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime Glasgow. Commonwealth 4x100m Bronze medalists--> T&T! @sonicblood @rsorrillo #MarcBurns #Glasgow2014

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