THE Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) says it is pleased with Trinidad and Tobago's "absolutely amazing" organisation and preparation for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games. It says the work put in by TT sends a strong message to the rest of the Caribbean that countries in this region are capable of hosting such a major event. This comes just after Sport Minister Shamfa Cudjoe said the federation had been expressing its concern and disappointment in the late delivery of some of the facilities to be used.

The games will begin on Friday and end on August 11, featuring over 1,000 athletes from 70 countries. It was previously 71 countries but Maldives withdrew owing to financial constraints.

It is the first time a Caribbean country will host this meet and the first time it is being held in a twin-island country.

In 2018, the TT Olympic Committee submitted its bid to...

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