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Musicians perform outside Peru’s National Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Lima on Sunday, August 11.

The 2019 Pan American Games have just concluded in Lima, Peru, and apart from the weather conditions and the constant traffic, overall, the event was a success for the people of Lima. I’m sure the Pan Am Sports Organisation is happy about the execution. The Peruvian capital did a great job and delivered as expected for the 6,600 athletes from 41 nations present. Jamaica also had record performances in terms of medals, which augurs well for our sport programme’s future.

Read more: Dalton Myers | A Host Of Problems - Why Jamaica ­Cannot Stage A Major ­Multisport Event Any Time...

TT’s Amari Ash was recently crowned the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Amateur Confederation (CCCAN) Championships 11-12 50-metre freestyle gold medallist.

Once afraid to enter a pool, TT’s Ash says

AMARI Ash, 13, moved from being afraid of swimming to representing and medalling for TT at international competitions. She is the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Amateur Confederation (CCCAN) Championships 11-12 50-metre freestyle gold medallist.

Read more: I want to win Olympic gold

ULTIMATELY SUCCESSFUL MEETING: In this photo taken in February, Trinidad and Tobago bid representatives Rheeza Grant, left, Kwanieze John, centre, and Chanelle Young, right, pose with members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) inspection team during their visit to Trinidad. The CGF announced on Friday that T&T won the bid to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. Gibraltar was the other contender.

CYG bid reps stress youth, Trinbago culture and e-sports

Read more: Deliver what we promised

The National Aquatic Centre in Couva is one of the venues due to be used for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago ©CGF

The benefits of Trinidad and Tobago hosting the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) can ex­tend beyond the sev­en days of com­pe­ti­tion in­to medi­um to long-term in­ter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tions in sport, busi­ness and tourism, it has been claimed.

Read more: Hosting Commonwealth Youth Games will benefit Trinidad and Tobago beyond sport, it is claimed

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis with Rheeza Grant, Kwanieze John and Chanelle Young, the driving forces behind the country's successful bid to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games ©TTOC

KWANIEZE John and Rheeza Grant are hoping that hosting a grand event such as the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in TT will give young people the drive to compete in sports and help develop sport in this country.

Read more: Games will inspire youth in sport

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin, right, and T&T Olympic Committee vice-president, Annette Knott.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bri­an Lewis, pres­i­dent of the T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC), of­fi­cials of the T&T Com­mon­wealth Games As­so­ci­a­tion (TTC­GA), the Min­istry of Sport and Youth Af­fairs and the three (3) mem­ber com­mit­tee — Kwanieze John, Rheeza Grant and Chanelle Young for win­ning the bid to host the 2021 Com­mon­wealth Youth Games (CYG) from Au­gust 1-7.

Read more: Many benefits from hosting CYG 2021

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