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The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games was the fifth
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which started in 2000. They were held in
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, the capital of
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Samoa
. Samoa were the only bidders for the Games. All events took place in the capital city,
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. The opening and closing ceremonies were held in
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, which also hosted the athletics, rugby and tennis competitions. All other events (boxing, swimming, squash, weightlifting and lawn bowls) were hosted in the Faleata Sports Complex. About a thousand athletes from 63 nations and territories participated in the nine sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, squash, tennis and weightlifting. Sierra Leone's delegation of seven athletes were prevented from taking part, as the Samoan government refused to grant them visas, citing fears over the spread of ebola. The Commonwealth Games Federation appealed unsuccessfully to Samoan Prime Minister Sailele Malielegaoi to reverse that decision, but also rejected Ghana's request that Samoa be subjected to sanctions as a result.


Sports

The 2015 programme featured nine sports, two more than the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, previous Games and matching that of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, 2008 edition.Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 Overall Competition Schedule v2
SamoaCYG2015. Retrieved on 2015-09-07.
Of the sports on the 2011 programme, badminton, cycling and gymnastics were dropped. * * * * * * * * *


Medal table

''As of September 11, 2015 (information from official website)''


References


External links


Official website
* http://samoa2015.thecgf.com {{Commonwealth Youth Games years 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, Samoa and the Commonwealth of Nations Commonwealth Youth Games, 2015 2015 in Samoan sport, Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 in multi-sport events, Commonwealth Youth Games Youth sport in Samoa Multi-sport events in Samoa International sports competitions hosted by Samoa 2015 in youth sport 21st century in Apia