July 17, 2017 – July 23, 2017
More than 1,000 young athletes will take part in the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games between 18 and 23 July.
It is the first time in more than 50 years that a Commonwealth Games event has been held in the Caribbean, the last being in 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica.
The participants, aged between 14 and 18, will represent each of the 52 Commonwealth countries (or 70 participating national teams) and will compete in nine sports events over the course of six days.
The Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Working Group, are bringing a dynamic new initiative to the Games – Athlete Impact Labs delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation, The Royal Commonwealth Society and UNICEF. These labs will fulfil the Games’ core ambition to strengthen the link between sporting competition, personal development and Commonwealth peace-building.
The labs, which are an official part of the Bahamas 2017 Cultural and Personal Development Programme, will run for the final three days of the competition and will be voluntarily attended by competitors.