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COVID-19 impact: CGF postpones 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth youth games to 2023

On May 1, 2020, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the control of the Commonwealth Games, has postponed the proposed 7th season of Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 to 2023 following a clash with Tokyo Olympic 2020 dates postponed by a year due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.2021 Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023

  • It is to be noted that Commonwealth Youth Games were scheduled to take place from August 1 – 7 2021 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It is expected that around 1000 athletes will participate in these games, which consists of 8 sports events.

Key Points:
i.The 32nd edition of Tokyo Olympics was scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan with the motto “United by Emotion”. But it was postponed for a year to July 23 – August 8, 2021 by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the Japanese organisers of Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic games headed by Yoshiro Mori, due to pandemic.

About Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF):
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
Membership– 71 Commonwealth Games Associations
President– Dame Louise Martin
It is currently branded as Commonwealth Sport,

About International Olympics Committee (IOC):
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.
President– Thomas Bach.