Commonwealth Youth Games to be rescheduled

By Derrick Wadria 

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Dame Louise Martin believes the  Executive Board will have to reschedule a favoring date and venue for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. 

The seventh Commonwealth Youth Games were scheduled to take place ‪from 1-7 August 2021 after Trinidad and Tobago were awarded the competition by the CGF in June last year.

The impact of the pandemic on the global international sporting calendar means that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have now rescheduled to the summer of 2021 during the original dates of the Youth Games.

Following positive discussions, the CGF has agreed to consider the best alternative options and timeframes for staging the event in the future, potentially in 2023.

“The rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has also changed demands on scheduling and resources for many of our Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) and International Federations from 2020 to 2021,” Louise noted

“We are committed over the coming months to look at future dates and hosting options, to ensure the right decision is taken for the Commonwealth Youth Games, so that the region can continue to play a leading role as part of the Commonwealth Sports Movement,” he added.

The Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. The games are held every four years with the current Commonwealth Games format. The first version was held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 10 to 14 August 2000. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18.

Archery Athletics Badminton Boxing Cycling Diving Gymnastics Hockey Judo Lawn bowls Netball Rugby sevens Shooting Squash Swimming Table tennis Tennis Weightlifting Wrestling

Precisely Uganda was expected to get represented by, swimming, boxing, badminton and athletics.

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