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CGF logo Trinidad and Tobago will host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games after they were selected as the host city of the multi-sport event by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today.

Trinidad and Tobago were bidding against Gibraltar for the right to stage the competition and both Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) were praised as excellent bidders by the CGF Evaluation Commission following visits in January and February this year.

The CGF Executive Board voted for Trinidad and Tobago as the host of the 2021 Games at their Executive Board Meeting at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham following impressive presentations from both CGAs.

Trinidad and Tobago’s success builds on the back of the Bahamas hosting a successful Games in 2017 and continues the CGF’s commitment to small states and island states.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE: “We are delighted to award Trinidad and Tobago the opportunity to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games.

“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.

“We look forward to working closely with Trinidad and Tobago in the lead up to the Games in what we are confident will be a fantastic event for the aspiring young athletes of the Commonwealth.

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Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago have been praised for their strong bids for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) set to decide the host city for the event at their Board Meeting later this month.

After re-opening the Bid Process in July 2018, the Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) submitted bids to the CGF ahead of the deadline of October 2018. The CGF Evaluation Commission attended site visits to both countries in January and February to assess both bids for the multi-sport competition.

The Evaluation Commission was chaired by CGF Head of Commonwealth Youth Games Rachel Simon and included CGF Chief Operating Officer Darren Hall, Commonwealth Games England Sport Director Don Parker and St Vincent and the Grenadines CGA Secretary General Keith Joseph.

Following the visits and a detailed review of the two bids, evaluation reports were produced for the CGF Executive Board on both CGAs.

The Executive Board will make a final decision on the host of the Commonwealth Youth Games at their Executive Board meeting on 20-21 June in Birmingham following presentations from both CGAs. The announcement on the host city will be made by the CGF on 21 June.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE: “We are delighted to have two excellent bids from Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago. The evaluation reports make clear that both bids, in their own distinct ways, would make great future Commonwealth Youth Games hosts. We look forward to both CGAs presenting to our Executive Board in Birmingham.

“Finally, I would like to thank the respective Commonwealth Games Associations, Governments, partners and stakeholders for their work conducted to date and for supporting the Commonwealth Sports Movement.”

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BOA Olympic day 2019

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Hamilton, Bermuda—21 May 2019

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today announced that BOA President, Mrs. Judy Simons, has been re-appointed a member of the Olympic Education Commission by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach effective 13 May 2019. Mrs. Simons was previously named to the Education Commission in June 2015.

The Olympic Education Commission advises the IOC President and Executive Board on the promotion of Olympic values-based education, and provides strategic direction on IOC programmes and activities related to the education of youth through sport.

Specifically, commissioners advise on the development and implementation of an Olympic values education strategy, advocate for physical education as part of school curricula, promote sport as a valuable part of youth development, and focus on the development of resources for educators on Olympic values and life skills. The Commission also works to integrate values education into IOC and partner programmes, including the Athlete Career Development Programme.

Mrs. Simons said, “I am honoured to have been selected to serve again on the IOC Education Commission, and I look forward to contributing my energy and ideas to the Commission’s important work to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect through education. As a former athlete, and through my work with the BOA and IOC for many years, I know that sport is a valuable tool for character development. Participation in a sport provides a conduit into which a young person can focus his or her energy, and enjoy the rewards and recognition that come with hard work. Competing internationally provides young people with the chance to forge friendships with people from different places, a broader perspective, and an appreciation for other cultures. I am excited about working with my fellow Commission members to help make those opportunities available to more young people around the world through the IOC.”

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