BAHAMAS 2017 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES 19 – 23 JULY

AUSTRALIAN TEAM PROGRAM SPORTS

Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling (Road), Judo, Rugby Sevens (Men & Women) and Swimming

COMPETITION VENUES

The competition venues are in two locations; The Queen Elizabeth Sports Center and The Bahamas Football Association’s facilities. Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Rugby Sevens and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center which is centrally located in Nassau, a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 10 minute drive from the Athletes Village. Beach Volleyball will take place at the Bahamas Football Association’s facilities, a 30 minute drive from the airport and a 15 minute drive from the Athletes Village. The Cycling Road Race will take place on the roads of Nassau.

THOMAS A. ROBINSON STADIUM (TAR) – ATHLETICS, OPENING and CLOSING CEREMONIES

The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (TAR) is a world class facilitiy 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.

SIR KENDAL G. L. ISAACS GYMNASIUM (KGLIG) – BOXING AND JUDO

The Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium (KGLIG) is a multi-purpose facility located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center, 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.

NEW PROVIDENCE ROADS – CYCLING

The route and distance is yet to be determined.

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.

BAHAMAS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FACILITIES – BEACH VOLLEYBALL

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.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

LOCATION
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: www.thecgf.com

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