Ato Boldon inducted into ICS Wall of Fame

By June 17, 2019

Noted broadcaster and coach, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ato Boldon said he is elated to have been entered into the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) Wall of Fame.

ICS is dedicated to building bridges between Caribbean Americans and the US population at large. Together with partner organizations from industry, government and civil society, their objective is to provide education and advocacy and action on issues impacting Caribbean peoples to enable their growth, and prosperity in the ever-changing global marketplace.

Boldon, a four-time Olympic medallist and successful broadcaster, is the coach of Jamaica’s Briana Williams, the double 2019 World U20 champion. However, Boldon has enjoyed successful careers in politics and coaching as well as several other pursuits.

“He is widely viewed as one of the all-time leading sportsmen in the history of the Caribbean, as well as one of its most internationally-recognizable spokesman,” the ICS said in a statement.

The 45-year-old Boldon was a former opposition spokesman in the TT Parliament and continues to be one of the best track and field and sports analysts for NBC Sports.

NBC said Boldon joined its Olympics broadcasting team in 2008 and served as a track and field analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games. Boldon continued in that role during the 2012 London Olympic Games and most recently, he served as an Olympic correspondent at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

He also wrote, produced and directed the film Once in A Lifetime: Boldon in Bahrain.

“I appreciate all awards because it means people recognize what you work tirelessly on,” he told Sportsmax.TV.

“I have worked very hard to become a good broadcaster, so any time that gets acknowledged, I’m elated.”

Boldon joins other Caribbean luminaries like actress Sheryl-Lee Ralph and Rihanna who have been inducted into the ICS Wall of Fame.

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