Trinidad and Tobago has been confirmed as the host for next year’s rearranged Commonwealth Youth Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly in Birmingham, England, following the postponement of the seventh edition in 2011, according to a media release on the event’s website.
T&T to stage Commonwealth Youth Games
T&T was awarded hosting rights for the Commonwealth Youth Games in June 2019, after Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, was stripped of the event due to political deadlock.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic and reshuffling of the sporting calendar led to the 2021 edition being postponed.
It was reported in 2010 that T&T would be given the first option to host any rearranged Commonwealth Youth Games, and this was rubber stamped last week.
Diane Henderson, president of the T&T Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) and the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC), spoke of the long-awaited opportunity for T&T to stage the long-awaited opportunity for T&T to stage the Youth Games.
The Bahamas held the most recent Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017, with 2023 set to mark its seventh edition.
It features athletes aged 14 to 18.