The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Video games was on Friday postponed to 2023 due to conflict of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed again by a yr because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tokyo Olympics had been initially scheduled to be held from July 23 to August eight this yr however the quadrennial occasion was postponed by a yr final month owing to the pandemic, which has thus far claimed over 2 lakh lives globally.
“The Commonwealth Video games Federation Government Board have determined to discover rescheduling choices for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Video games,” the CGF mentioned in an announcement.
“The affect of the pandemic on the worldwide worldwide sporting calendar implies that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have now been rescheduled to the summer season of 2021 throughout the orginal dates of the Youth Video games.
“Following constructive discussions, the CGF has agreed to contemplate the most effective different choices and time frames for staging the occasion sooner or later, probably in 2023,” it added.
The seventh Commonwealth Youth Video games had been scheduled to happen from August 1 to 7 2021 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The CGF mentioned the Caribbean nation will proceed to stay the primary choice for internet hosting the Video games.
“The CGF has given Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Video games Affiliation consideration as the primary choice to host.”
CGF President Dame Louise Martin mentioned the choice was taken in the most effective curiosity of athletes and followers.
“The rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has additionally modified calls for on scheduling and assets for a lot of of our Commonwealth Video games Associations and Worldwide Federations from 2020 to 2021.
“Covid-19 has had a devastating affect internationally and everybody’s absolute precedence is the well being and wellbeing of their communities,” she mentioned.