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CGF officials are conducting a site visit in Trinidad and Tobago to evaluate their bid for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games ©Twitter/Brian Lewis

2021 Commonwealth Youth Games

Trinidad and Tobago hope their focus on youngsters will boost their chances of staging the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Officials from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have been conducting an inspection visit this week.

The CGF team is being led by Rachel Simon, the CGF's head of the Commonwealth Youth Games, with chief operating officer Darren Hall.

They are accompanied by Don Parker, the sport director of Commonwealth Games England, and Keith Joseph, secretary general of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Commonwealth Games Association, who are representing the two bidding regions of Europe and the Caribbean.

Having already visited Gibraltar, the inspection of Trinidad and Tobago will bring the evaluation process to a close.

Trinidad and Tobago’s bid team expressed their hope the CGF delegation have been impressed by their proposal.

The bid team is led by Rugby North America programme manager Kwanieze John, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee project officer of athletes services and programmes Rheeza Grant and Chanelle Young, marketing and communications officer at the TTOC.

"All three of us are under 30 and we wanted that to resonate with the youth of the Commonwealth," John told the Trinidad Express.

"We wanted the Games to represent a different perception of youth in Trinidad and Tobago.

"We have our societal challenges and we wanted to have the bid as a beacon of hope that young people can strive and be adventurous, and take ownership of anything we set our minds to."

One man I know who puts his neck on the line for the youth is @briaclew. He entrusted us with a historic milestone for Trinidad and Tobago Sport as we prepared, presented and defended the #cyg2021 bid. What an experience! #ourdream #youthgamesbyyouth #commonwealth #teamtto

Beach volleyball, aquatics and cycling are expected to feature at the Games should they be awarded to Trinidad and Tobago.

Esports and BMX Freestyle could also feature.

The CGF team are expected to produce reports on the two candidates that will be presented to the governing body's Executive Board at its next meeting in June.

Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago are bidding to replace Belfast as the host of the event.

The Games was stripped from Northern Ireland by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) last June.

Belfast was stripped of the event by the CGF because the political deadlock in the country meant the required financing could not be guaranteed.

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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray | colomurray@gmail.com

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.

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