WHO

1300 youth athletes aged between 14 – 18 from the 70 Commonwealth Nations & Territories.

WHAT

The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the sixth edition of the Youth Games, which started in 2000. The event enables smaller nations and cities, unable to host a Commonwealth Games, to enjoy the socio-cultural, tourism and other legacy benefits of hosting a major international sporting event. It also provides each nation the opportunity to produce and prepare their next generation of star athletes.

Australian Team Program Sports - Venues

Athletics / Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (TAR)
The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (TAR) is a world class facility with a seating capacity of over 15,000. It has been the venue for a number of international athletic competitions and championships. The recent refurbishment of TAR included the complete track resurfacing resulting in first class IAAF certification. It has eight lanes around the track and nine lanes on the straight. It also has a Finish links timing system, photo finish room, call room, four long jump pits, two pole vault pits, two discus and shot put circles. The warm-up track is adjacent to the TAR Stadium.

Beach Volleyball

Bahamas Football Association Facilities
Beach Volleyball will take place at the Bahamas Football Association Facilities, which will host the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in April - May 2017. The facility is currently under renovations, which will be completed by January 2017

Boxing & Judo

Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium (KGLIG)
The Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium (KGLIG) is a multi-purpose facility located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, adjacent to the TAR, and is the primary venue for Basketball games in New Providence. The Gymnasium can accommodate 2,100 spectators and is equipped with electronic scoreboards, air conditioning, male and female bathrooms and changing rooms. A new wooden sprung floor has recently been installed.

Cycling (road)

New Providence Roads
The route and distance is yet to be determined.

Rugby 7s

Old Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium - Rugby Sevens
The Rugby Sevens event will be held on a pitch in the centre of the Athletics warm up track, adjacent to the TAR Stadium. It is proposed that there will be one Rugby Pitch with a seating capacity of 1,000 seats. The seating at this venue will not be under cover.

Swimming

Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex

 

WHERE

The Bahamas is a Caribbean archipelago of 700 islands spread across 259,000 square kilometres, of which 30 are inhabited. It is located approximately 80 kilometres off the coast of Florida, USA.

Population: 383,100 (2014 estimate)

Capital City: Nassau

Government: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy

Language English

Currency: Bahamian dollar. 1 Bahamian dollar (BSD) = $0.76AUD (at 20 January 2017)

Time Zone: The Bahamas is 16 hours behind Australia (AEST)

Dialling Code: +1

Electricity: 120V, 60Hz with two-pin power outlets (same as US & Canada)

Climate: Tropical all year round, with two distinct seasons – the wet season running from June to October and the dry season from November to April. Average daily temperature is 27C and ocean temperature in the mid 20’s. The average temperature for July is 30C.

More Information

For further information on the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas visit: http://www.bahamas2017cyg.org/

For more information on The Bahamas visit: www.bahamas.com

WHEN

19 – 23 July, 2017

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