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2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games which started in 2000. They were planned to be held in Castries, the capital of Saint Lucia, but Saint Lucia withdrew in 2015, citing financial difficulties. Canada and Scotland both offered to host the games if no other nation was willing to bid.[1][2]

Sixth Commonwealth Youth Games
2017 Commonwealth Youth Games logo.png
Host city Nassau, Bahamas
Nations participating Unknown
Athletes participating ~1000
Events TBD
Opening ceremony 19 July 2017
Closing ceremony 23 July 2017
Officially opened by Unknown
Queen's Baton Final Runner Unknown
Main venue Thomas Robinson Stadium

In 2016,Nassau, Bahamas was selected to host the 2017 edition. The games will be held from 19 to 23 July 2017 [3]

SportsEdit

The 2017 Games will feature 9 sports and will introduce 3 new sports, Beach Soccer, Judo and Beach Volleyball whilst dropping Archery, Lawn Bowls, Weightlifting, and Squash. Cycling will also make a return during these games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "St Lucia to host 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Mackay, Duncan (2 September 2015). "St. Lucia withdraws as host of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games". St. Lucia News Online. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ unknown. "Bahamas 2017". Commonwealth Games England website. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 

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