1300 youth athletes aged between 14 – 18 from the 70 Commonwealth Nations & Territories.
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)
Bahamas Football Association Facilities
|Boxing & Judo||
Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium (KGLIG)
New Providence Roads
Old Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium - Rugby Sevens
Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex
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
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.
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