The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board have decided to consider rescheduling options for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games.
The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games was on 1st May postponed to 2023 because of clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The seventh Commonwealth Youth Games were set to take place from 1-7 August 2021 in Trinidad and Tobago.
“The Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board have decided to explore rescheduling options for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games,” the CGF said in a statement.
The Commonwealth Games Federation President says that the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has changed demands on scheduling and resources for many of the Commonwealth Games Associations and International Federations, from 2020 to the following year.
The CGF said the Caribbean nation will continue to remain the first preference for hosting the Games.
“The CGF has given Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association consideration as the first option to host.”
CGF President Dame Louise Martin said the decision was taken in the best interest of athletes and fans.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact across the world and everyone’s absolute priority is the health and well being of their communities,” Louise Martin said.