Commonwealth Games Federation announced the seven sports that have been confirmed for the Commonwealth Youth Games next year in Trinidad & Tobago.
The Commonwealth Youth Games will take place from August 4th – 11th, 2023, the Games will feature athletes from all Commonwealth countries including Bermuda aged 14-18.
Triathlon will make its debut in the Commonwealth Youth Games, the other sports included in the programme are Aquatics (swimming), Athletics, Cycling, Fast5 Netball, Rugby Sevens and Beach Volleyball. The competition will take place in two clusters, one in Couva, Trinidad and the other Tobago, to bring a diverse perspective of the twin island country to the nations of the Commonwealth, as well as showcase a festival of the country’s activities.
The first edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games took place in Edinburgh in 2000, and Trinidad and Tobago will be the 7th edition of the event.
Triathlon is one of the core sports at the Commonwealth Games, with Bermuda’s Dame Flora Duffy and Alex Yee from Great Britain being the last crowned champions, while England is the current champion of the Mixed Relay. Para triathlon was included in the programme in the Gold Coast 2018 Games and has been consistently included since then.
CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “We are delighted to confirm the Sport Programme for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, featuring much-anticipated debuts in the Youth Games for the dynamic and innovative FAST5 Netball and Triathlon. It promises to be a thrilling and competitive Games.