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The Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) is an international
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organized by the
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. The games are held every four years with the current
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format. The first version was held in
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Scotland
from 10 to 14 August
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. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18.


History

The
Commonwealth Games Federation The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), currently branded as Commonwealth Sport, is the international organisation responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-spor ...
discussed the idea of a Commonwealth Youth Games in 1997. In 1998 the concept was agreed on for the purpose of providing a Commonwealth multi-sport event for young people born in 1986 or later.


Edition of the games

The
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of the Commonwealth Youth Games were held in
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Scotland
from 10–14 August 2000. 15 countries contested 483 medals over 3 days of competition in 8 sports. A total of 773 athletes, 280 Technical Officials and around 500 volunteers participated in the event. Eight sports were contested. These included: Athletics, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Tennis, Squash, Swimming and Weightlifting. The
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of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in
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Australia
from 30 November to 4 December 2004, 22 countries participated and contested in 10 sports events spread over a period of 3 days, which included Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7’s, Tenpin Bowling, Swimming, Cycling, Gymnastics and Weightlifting.980 athletes and team officials were involved in the Games in
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. The third edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in
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from the 12 to 18 October 2008. Over 1,220 athletes and 350 officials from 71 countries participated in these games, in 9 disciplines -Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling. The fourth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in
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Isle of Man
from 7–13 September 2011. 811 athletes from 64 commonwealth nations competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. The fifth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in
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Samoa
. Samoa were the only bidders for the Games. Around 807 athletes from 65 nations and territories participated in the nine sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, squash, tennis and weightlifting. The sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in
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Nassau, Bahamas
. The games were held from 18 to 23 July 2017. The sports contested at the Bahamas 2017 were
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, Rugby sevens at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, Rugby Sevens, Tennis at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, Tennis and Beach Volleyball at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, Beach Volleyball. It was the first time Judo, Beach Soccer and Beach Volleyball have been presented at a Commonwealth Youth Games. The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games, seventh edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was scheduled to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago between 1 and 7 August 2021. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


List of Commonwealth Youth Games


Sports

* (2000–present) * * (2004–2015) * (2017) * (2017) * (2004) * (2004) * (2004–present) * (2004, 2011,2017) * (2000) * (2000) * (2004, 2011) * Judo (2017) * (2004, 2001,2017) * (2008) * (2000) * (2000–present) * (2008) * (2000, 2008,2017) * (2000–2008) * (2008)


Medal table

An all-time Commonwealth Youth Games from 2000 Commonwealth Youth Games to 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, is tabulated below. The table is simply the consequence of the sum of the medal tables of the various editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games.


See also

*Summer Youth Olympics *Asian Youth Games


References


External links


Official website
{{Authority control Commonwealth Youth Games, Commonwealth sports competitions, * Commonwealth Games, Youth Youth multi-sport events Recurring sporting events established in 2000 id:Commonwealth Youth Games