The next edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in the Bahamas between 19-23 July 2017. Over 1300 young Athletes from 71 nations and territories will come together to compete at the largest edition of the Youth Games to date in the nation's capital, Nassau.
With 50% of the Commonwealth citizens are aged 25 and under, this will be a great opportunity for the young people of the Commonwealth to unite, make friendships and to be a part of the one of the most impressive and impactful sporting competitions there is. Unlike, any other competition, the Commonwealth Youth Games are a unique and endowing occasion to engage young people on the level playing field of sport that will kick start their professional sporting careers.
Situated in the Atlantic Ocean just South of Florida, the Bahamas is a coral based archipelago, comprised of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 miles of ocean. The islands are known for their superb ecological oasis and boasts some of the clearest waters in the world.
The event will be coordinated by the Bahamas Commonwealth Games Association and the Bahamas Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture and will involve Aquatics (Swimming), Cycling (Road), Rugby Sevens, Tennis, and three new sports; Judo, Beach Soccer, and Beach Volleyball. It will be the first time in over 50 years that a Commonwealth Games event has been held in the Caribbean Islands.