"There is life after COVID19 and the COVID19 pandemic and I see the CYGTT2021 as playing a very important part in being a catalyst for the post-COVID19 pandemic life and era."

Read more: Lewis: CYGTT 2021 can be catalyst post COVID-19

With COVID-19 putting a stranglehold on sporting events worldwide for this year, T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis is staying positive with the prospect of this country being able to host the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) next year.

Read more: T&T remains on schedule to host CYG 2021

The Sport Programme forTrinbago 2021 has now been confirmed with eight exciting sports set to feature at the Commonwealth Youth Games next year.

Read more: Sport Programme confirmed for Trinbago 2021

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.

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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

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

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