Jamaica to Host CARIFTA Video games in April 2022

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Jamaica would be the host nation for the forty ninth CARIFTA Video games, scheduled to happen from April 16 to 18, 2022.

The announcement was made by the President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation (JAAA), Garth Gayle, in the course of the NACAC Particular Congress on November sixth.

Gayle stated his group acquired official phrase from the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, that the federal government of Jamaica gave its assist to internet hosting the Video games over the Easter Weekend in 2022. This would be the eighth time that Jamaica has hosted CARIFTA.

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Minister Grange is of the view that internet hosting the Carifta Video games can be an excellent match with the federal government’s plans for a year-long celebration of the nation’s Diamond Jubilee as an unbiased nation. There isn’t any phrase but on whether or not or not spectators might be allowed to attend the occasion.

The meet usually runs over three days in the course of the Easter interval and consists of over 150 separate occasions. The Video games has two age classes for girls and boys: under-17 and under-20, the latter in step with the Worldwide Affiliation of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pointers for junior athletes. The meet is run solely underneath IAAF guidelines.

The 2021 staging of the CARIFTA Video games, which might have taken place in Bermuda, was canceled as a result of COVID-19. The Video games, first held in 1972, had been set to be staged in Bermuda for the fifth time.

Jamaica has received extra medals on the Carifta Video games than another member federation.

Through the 2004 renewal, Jamaican Usain Bolt signaled his future greatness at simply 17, when he turned the primary junior athlete to interrupt the 20-second mark over 200 metres, crossing the profitable line in 19.3 seconds.

The Video games has additionally produced different Olympic Champions corresponding to Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, Kim Collins of St Kitts-Nevis and Pauline Davis-Thompson of the Bahamas, Alleyne Francique of Grenada and Obadele Thompson of Barbados.


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