The island chain of Guadeloupe is ready to make history with the first edition of the Caribbean Games that will take place from June 29 to July 3.
More than 800 U-23 athletes from 29 countries will compete in 7 disciplines, including Athletics, Basketball 3×3, Cycling, Futsal, Judo, Netball and Swimming. All five days of these new and exciting multisport Games will be streamed live throughout the world on the Panam Sports Channel.
Athletes from the following countries will participate in these Games: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, French Guiana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Tucks & Caicos and U.S. Virgin Islands.
All 29 countries are members of CANOC, the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees that developed the idea and guidelines for this new event. Twenty-two of the countries are also members of Panam Sports.
These Games have been the dream of CANOC and Caribbean sport leaders ever since the birth of the Southern Games that featured Athletics and Cycling. Jamaica also hosted the 1966 Commonwealth Games which further drove the desire to create a major multisport event of their own.
After years of planning, this dream is finally being realized in the French-speaking island chain of Guadeloupe.
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