VI Commonwealth Youth Games - Bahamas 2017

DATE: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 23, 2017 (All day)
COUNTRY: 
BS Bahamas

Young athletes from 70 nations and territories will experience a Caribbean carnival of Commonwealth connections at the Opening Ceremony of the VI (6th) Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas from July 18-23, 2017.

It will be the first Commonwealth Games event to be held in the Caribbean for over 50 years, with Commonwealth athletes last participating in the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Almost all events will be held in the same sporting precinct, the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, which includes the world-class 15,000-seat Thomas A Robinson stadium, host to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Athletics.

The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.

Coordinated by the Bahamas Commonwealth Games Association and the Bahamas' Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, the nation's first-ever international multi-sport event will see 94 medals contested across Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming), Beach Soccer, Boxing, Cycling (Road), Judo, Rugby Sevens, Tennis and (subject to final confirmation) Beach Volleyball.

It will be the first time Judo, Beach Soccer and Beach Volleyball have been presented at a Commonwealth Youth Games.

Bahamas 2017 - CYG

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