There was something Brian Lewis said at the start of the Commonwealth Youth Games which stuck with me throughout the six days of competition plus the Closing Ceremony in Trinidad and Tobago.

He suggested the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) needed to examine the requirements of hosting its events and consider the necessity of requirements made for cities and countries.

"I think they are looking at the land from their perspective, they're not looking at the land from which the hosts are looking, so they will need to be much more flexible," he told insidethegames after the Opening Ceremony. "I believe that will create an opportunity for the Commonwealth sport movement to rebuild, reimage and rethink, and that is what's...

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Author: Patrick Burke