Trinidad and Tobago will host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games from Aug. 1-7 (2021) after being selected as the host to replace Belfast during an announcement in Birmingham, England over the week-end.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) executive board executive board voted for Trinidad and Tobago to host the games’ seventh edition following an impressive presentation, which was led by T&T Commonwealth Games Association President, Briand Lewis.
A new host has to be selected following last year’s decision by the CGF to strip the original hosts Belfast of the event because of the political deadlock in Northern Ireland.
The first Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Scotland in 2000, with the event subsequently going to Australia, India, Isle of Man, Samoa and most recently the Bahamas in 2017.
“We are delighted to award Trinidad and Tobago the opportunity to host the 2021 Commonwealth Games,” CGF President, Dame Louise Martin said.