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Commonwealth GameslogoThe Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board have decided to explore rescheduling options for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games.

The seventh Commonwealth Youth Games were scheduled to take place 7 August 2021-from 1 after Trinidad and Tobago was 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 CGF has given the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) consideration as the first option to host.

Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has committed to asking the Cabinet to re-examine its position and provide the necessary confirmation regarding the hosting of the Commonwealth Youth Games and the related expenditure.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “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.

“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact across the world and everyone’s absolute priority is the health and wellbeing of their communities.”

“Our decision has been made in the best interests of athletes, fans and citizens that are to benefit from these transformational Games.

“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.”

Please click here for the entire press release


 

Athlete’s Commission on their initiative to bring stay-at-home workouts to the Bermuda public during the mandated shelter-at-home period. In partnership with the National Olympians Association and the Bermuda Broadcasting Company, the Bermuda Athlete’s Commission worked with Olympians and Paralympians to put together a series of workouts to help everyone keep active and stay fit during the lockdown.

Following the announcement of the postponement of the Tokyo Summer Games until July 2021, and against a backdrop of shelter-at-home orders in place across much of the world, many of Bermuda’s elite athletes find themselves unable to attend to their usual training routines at their usual training facilities. But, undeterred, Bermuda’s elite athletes continue to train from home with whatever resources they have available, and hope to inspire Bermudians to do the same to promote mental and physical well-being for everyone during these stressful times. Flora Duffy, Olympic Triathlete and World Champion, said in a recent Instagram message “It hasn’t been the easiest, but I’m lucky to have my garage set up and garden to get my training done. Lots still to be thankful for in this tough time. Hope everyone is doing well and embracing the slower time at home. Especially thinking of everyone in Bermuda.” Although the shelter-in-place order is in effect until 2 May in Bermuda, the Olympic dream still shines bright for our athletes, and they are doing their part to stay ready for competition, helping their fellow Bermudians along the way. We encourage all Bermudians to gather your workout equipment, get ready and workout alongside Bermuda’s elite athletes!

The athletes’ workout videos, which currently include segments from Micah Franklin, Jessica Lewis, Julian Fletcher, Roy Burch, Tre Houston, Shianne Smith and Erica Hawley, are available on YouTube on the bermudaathletes page. We have also included quick links to all of the work outs below.

Select workouts will also air on the stations of the Bermuda Broadcasting Company per the following schedule:
• ZBM TV9 – Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 6:00 a.m.and 4:00 p.m.; and Fridays at 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
• ZFB TV7 – Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Roy Burch Athletic workout

Julian Fletcher Athletic workout #2

Micah Franklin Athletic workout

Micah Franklin Athletic workout #2

Erica Hawley Athletic workout

Tre Houston Athletic workout

Jessica Lewis Athletic workout

Jessica Lewis Athletic workout#2

Shianne Smith Athletic workout

Click here to download this press release as a PDF


 

Dear NOC Presidents, Secretaries General and Chefs de Mission,

Since our last communication to you on Sunday 22 March 2020, the impacts of COVID-19 have continued to accelerate around the world, impacting an increasing number of countries and the preparation of athletes around the world.

This situation was discussed this afternoon between the IOC President and the Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The following press release confirms the conclusion from the discussion that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a later date beyond 2020 but not later than the summer of 2021. This conclusion was subsequently confirmed by the IOC Executive Board.

We understand this decision provides some certainty in the current exceptional environment however also requires all of us to continue to work in solidarity to address the necessary points in regards to this postponement. This includes, among other areas, the timing of the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, necessary adaptations to the Games delivery plans and qualification systems.

We will engage with all stakeholders as quickly as possible to ensure that we develop the necessary plans relating to this postponement.

We thank you again for your support and unity through this challenging period and look forward to moving ahead with the revised Games planning with you.

Kind regards,

James Macleod
Director
Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations
International Olympic Committee

Château de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland


 

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