The 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games are coming to Trinidad and Tobago next year. Commonwealth Games Federation president Dame Louise Martin and Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee president Diane Henderson both took a sip from the Quaich, a two-handed silver cup and commemorative symbol passed to the next host nation, to make it official.
“It was heartbreaking when we had to postpone the 2021 event due to the pandemic. However, we never gave up on our commitment to bring the event to this magical country,” said Martin.
The Games will be held August 4-11, 2023. While several host venues are still being sorted out, Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago was confirmed as the athletics site. The National Aquatic Centre and National Cycling Centre are expected to be confirmed as well.
“This twin-island country will showcase the very best of a youthful Caribbean and Commonwealth sport to the rest of the world. I know the young athletes are happy to have the opportunity to compete in the Caribbean next year.
“Sport is just the beginning and the CYG will be a sporting festival,” said Henderson.
“The objective remains the same. To change lives for the better. Our country will be positively impacted through the engagement of sport and activities with our youth and young people. Our vision, as it was in 2019, should inspire the empowerment and entrepreneurship of our young people and others.”