T&T praised for "excellent" bid to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games

Trinidad and Tobago has been praised for the quality of its 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games bid,  as a contest opened after Belfast was stripped of the hosting rights nears its conclusion.

Gibraltar has also been praised for the quality of its bid as well.

President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Dame Louise Martin has described the two candidacies as "excellent".

The CGF Evaluation Commission conducted site visits to the two countries earlier this year and made clear that both bids, in their own distinct ways, would make great future Commonwealth Youth Games hosts.

The CGF Executive Board is due to announce the host city of the event on June 21.

Officials from Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago will get the chance to outline the reasons why they should be awarded the Games when they present to the CGF's ruling body at the meeting in Birmingham on June 20.

"We are delighted to have two excellent bids from Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago," said Dame Louise.

Representatives in Trinidad and Tobago have been far more vocal regarding their bid for the games, the last edition of which was held in The Bahamas in 2017.

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis has promised an "innovative" event if the country is given the hosting rights.

The CGF took the decision to move the Games from Belfast in June last year because the political deadlock in the country meant it was not able to fulfill the financial guarantees required to host the event.

Source: www.insidethegames.biz

Photo caption: The CGF Evaluation Commission on a visit to T&T earlier this year.

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