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2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games was the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games which started in 2000. They were held in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Samoa were the only bidders for the Games.[3]

Fifth Commonwealth Youth Game
2015 Commonwealth Youth Games logo.png
Host city Apia[1]
Nations participating 63
Athletes participating 836
Events 9 (Athletics, Boxing, Lawn bowls, Rugby 7's (men), Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Weightlifting)
Opening ceremony September 5th, 2015
Closing ceremony September 11th 2015
Officially opened by Tufuga Efi[2]
Main venue Apia Park

All events took place in the capital city, Apia. The opening and closing ceremonies were held in Apia Park, which also hosted the athletics, rugby and tennis competitions. All other events (boxing, swimming, squash, weightlifting and lawn bowls) were hosted in the Faleata Sports Complex.[1]

About a thousand athletes from 63 nations and territories participated in the nine sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, squash, tennis and weightlifting.[4] Sierra Leone's delegation of seven athletes were prevented from taking part, as the Samoan government refused to grant them visas, citing fears over the spread of ebola. The Commonwealth Games Federation appealed unsuccessfully to Samoan Prime Minister Sailele Malielegaoi to reverse that decision, but also rejected Ghana's request that Samoa be subjected to sanctions as a result.[5]

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SportsEdit

The 2015 programme featured nine sports, two more than the previous Games and matching that of the 2008 edition.[6][7] Of the sports on the 2011 programme, badminton, cycling and gymnastics were dropped.

Medal tableEdit

As of September 11, 2015 (information from official website)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Australia (AUS) 24 19 19 62
2   South Africa (RSA) 13 7 15 35
3   England (ENG) 12 16 16 44
4   Malaysia (MAS) 11 3 3 17
5   India (IND) 9 4 6 19
6   New Zealand (NZL) 7 9 5 21
7   Nigeria (NGR) 6 2 3 11
8   Northern Ireland (NIR) 4 4 4 12
9   Kenya (KEN) 4 3 0 7
10   Jamaica (JAM) 4 1 1 6
11   Scotland (SCO) 4 3 0 7
12   Samoa (SAM) 2 4 6 12
13   Fiji (FIJ) 2 2 1 5
14   Botswana (BOT) 2 0 1 3
15   Wales (WAL) 1 5 3 9
16   Cameroon (CMR) 1 0 2 3
  Papua New Guinea (PNG) 1 0 2 3
18   Bangladesh (BAN) 1 0 1 2
19   Barbados (BAR) 1 0 0 1
  Guernsey (GGY) 1 0 0 1
  Ghana (GHA) 1 0 0 1
22   Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 4 2 6
23   Uganda (UGA) 0 2 2 4
24   Pakistan (PAK) 0 2 0 2
25   Anguilla (AIA) 0 1 0 1
  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
  Cayman Islands (CAY) 0 1 0 1
  Cook Islands (COK) 0 1 0 1
  Dominica (DMA) 0 1 0 1
  Isle of Man (IOM) 0 1 0 1
  Namibia (NAM) 0 1 0 1
  Tonga (TGA) 0 1 0 1
33   Mauritius (MRI) 0 0 2 2
  Norfolk Island (NFK) 0 0 2 2
35   Cyprus (CYP) 0 0 1 1
  Guyana (GUY) 0 0 1 1
  Saint Lucia (LCA) 0 0 1 1
  Seychelles (SEY) 0 0 1 1
  Solomon Islands (SOL) 0 0 1 1
  Zambia (ZAM) 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Samoa to host 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games"[permanent dead link], Fiji Daily Post, November 25, 2008
  2. ^ "Opening gets mass park". samoaobserver.ws. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Samoa Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee". SportingPulse. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Entertaining Opening Ceremony brings curtain up on Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games", Inside the Games, 5 September 2015
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation refuse to punish Samoa after Sierra Leone banned from Apia 2015 over Ebola", Inside the Games, 2 September 2015
  6. ^ Sports. SamoaCYG2015. Retrieved on 2015-09-07.
  7. ^ Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 Overall Competition Schedule v2. SamoaCYG2015. Retrieved on 2015-09-07.

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