Six represent Dominica at Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas

Some members of the Dominican contingent at the opening ceremony of the games. Photo: Facebook

The Dominica Olympic Committee, in its capacity as the Dominica Commonwealth Games Association, hereby announces Dominica is being represented at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games by an eight (8) member delegation comprising of six (6) athletes and two (2) coaches in the following disciplines: Track & Field and Boxing.

The athletes left island between Friday 14 July, 2017 & Saturday 15 July, 2017 and are expected to return on Wednesday 26 July, 2017.

The Opening Ceremony of the Games was held on Tuesday 18 July, 2017 and the Closing Ceremony will be on Sunday 23 July, 2017.

The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.

In addition to the coaches and athletes, the delegation will be joined by the President and Secretary General of the Dominica Olympic Committee.

Mr. Billy Doctrove, President of the Dominica Olympic Committee commented “The 2017 CYG gives our young athletes a great opportunity to compete with and against their peers from the Commonwealth World. It will serve as a yardstick to judge our present levels, so I hope our team can be competitive, learn from the experience and that they can enjoy the occasion. I wish them well as they take another step in the development of their sporting careers.”

See Dominican team at the opening ceremony of the games below.

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  1. Affa
    July 23, 2017

    But wait, where’s Angol and javelin na?

  2. Jules mark
    July 22, 2017

    Best of luck Dominica. How do you get from Dominica to the Bahamas and how much does it cost? Are there discounted flights. Oooops to late event already began!!!! Very late information and no traveling details to support our team. Sad.

  3. Rebecca
    July 22, 2017

    Why aren’t the names of the athlete published? What event they taking part in?

  4. Fruit
    July 21, 2017

    Who are the coaches? who are the athletes? What events are they performing? More information could have been provided in this article. It’s an honor to have athletes representing Dominica and I wish them a safe trip and best of luck.

  5. Me
    July 21, 2017

    Good luck to everyone. Please, next time notify us earlier.

  6. Music Producer
    July 21, 2017

    Congrats to you all

    July 21, 2017

    So is it so DIFFICULT to provide the names of the athletes??? :( :( :( Nontheless, I wish our athletes the best of luck and success.

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