The 2021 CARIFTA Games will now be staged in August. The regional junior track and field championships were originally scheduled for the Easter weekend in Bermuda, but were postponed because of the challenges of COVID-19.
The meeting was rescheduled to the first weekend in July, but has now been pushed back to Aug. 13-15 because of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams.
The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) had chosen July 2-4 for the rescheduled Games in anticipation of May/June external exams, CXC, however, has opted for June/July dates for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Both CSEC and CAPE will end on July 16.
The 2021 CARIFTA Games will conclude just two days before the start of the World Athletics Under-20 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya.