Trinidad and Tobago has been selected to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games by the sporting event’s federation (CGF).
The twin-island nation was chosen to replace original choice Belfast, after a decision last year by the CGF to cancel plans for the city to organize the event amid the ongoing political deadlock in Northern Ireland.
Trinidad and Tobago’s successful bid included a presentation led by the country’s Commonwealth Games Association (TTOC) president Brian Lewis.
“We are delighted to award Trinidad and Tobago the opportunity to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games,” CGF President Dame Louise Martin said this week.
“We had a very strong bid process and the board felt at this point in time, the Caribbean offers a fantastic platform for the Commonwealth Sports Movement to build upon.”
The Commonwealth Youth Games is a multi-sport event for athletes aged between 14-18 of the member countries of the Commonwealth, and has been held every four years since 2000, when the inaugural event took place in Edinburgh, Scotland.