Commonwealth Youth Games

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The Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. The games are held every four years with the current Commonwealth Games format, the first version was held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 10 to 14 August 2000. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18.

History[edit]

The Commonwealth Games Federation discussed the idea of a Millennium 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 the calendar year 1986 or later.[1]

Edition of the games[edit]

The first edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 10–14 August 2000. 14 countries contested 483 medals over 3 days of competition in 8 sports. A total of 733 athletes and team officials, 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.[2]

The second edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Bendigo, Australia in December 2004, 24 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.1000 athletes and team officials were involved in the Games in Bendigo.[3]

The third edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Pune, India 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.[4]

The fourth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Isle of Man from the 12 to 18 October 2008. 64 commonwealth nations competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games.[5]

The fifth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Samoa were the only bidders for the Games. 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.[6]

The sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Nassau, Bahamas, the games were held from 19 to 23 July 2017. The sports contested at the Bahamas 2017 were AthleticsSwimming, Beach Soccer, BoxingCycling (Road), JudoRugby SevensTennis and Beach Volleyball. It was the first time Judo, Beach Soccer and Beach Volleyball have been presented at a Commonwealth Youth Games.[7]

The seventh edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in  Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom.

List of Commonwealth Youth Games[edit]

Host cities of the Commonwealth Youth Games
Edition Year Location Dates Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Nation
I 2000 Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland 10–14 August 15 773 8 112  England
II 2004 Australia Bendigo, Australia 30 November–3 December 22 980 10 146  Australia
III 2008 India Pune, India 12–18 October 71 1220 9 117  India
IV 2011 Isle of Man Isle of Man 7–13 September 63 804 7 112  England
V 2015 Samoa Apia, Samoa 5–11 September 63 926 9 107  Australia
VI 2017 The Bahamas Nassau, The Bahamas 19–23 July 65 1034 8 96  England
VII 2021 Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD -

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

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.[8]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS) 171 133 112 416
2  England (ENG) 157 135 102 395
3  South Africa (RSA) 53 70 80 203
4  India (IND) 51 38 36 125
5  New Zealand (NZL) 40 48 44 132
6  Scotland (SCO) 35 42 75 149
7  Malaysia (MAS) 24 18 13 55
8  Nauru (NRU) 19 2 1 22
9  Wales (WAL) 13 34 30 77
10  Singapore (SIN) 12 11 16 49
11  Kenya (KEN) 11 8 2 21
12  Canada (CAN) 9 27 29 65
13  Northern Ireland (NIR) 9 17 20 46
13  Nigeria (NGR) 6 2 3 11
16  Jamaica (JAM) 6 4 7 14
15  Sri Lanka (SRI) 4 7 3 14
17  Samoa (SAM) 4 6 11 21
18  Uganda (UGA) 3 8 4 15
19  Fiji (FIJ) 3 3 3 9
20  Cyprus (CYP) 3 5 6 14
21  Guernsey (GUE) 3 0 0 3
22  Botswana (BOT) 2 1 7 10
23  Zambia (ZAM) 2 0 2 4
24  Rwanda (RWA) 2 0 1 3
25  Barbados (BAR) 2 0 0 2
26  Bahamas (BAH) 1 2 10 13
27  Jersey (JER) 1 2 2 5
28  Namibia (NAM) 1 1 0 2
29  Papua New Guinea (PNG) 1 0 2 3
30  Bangladesh (BAN) 1 0 2 3
31  Bermuda (BER) 1 0 1 2
 Ghana (GHA) 1 0 1 2
33  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG) 1 0 0 1
34  Isle of Man (IOM) 0 4 1 5
35  Dominica (DMA) 0 2 1 3
36  Cook Islands (COK) 0 1 2 3
 Solomon Islands (SOL) 0 1 2 3
38  Saint Lucia (LCA) 0 1 1 2
 Tonga (TGA) 0 1 1 2
40  British Virgin Islands (IVB) 0 1 1 2
41  Anguilla (AIA) 0 1 0 1
 The Gambia (GAM) 0 1 0 1
 Guyana (GUY) 0 1 0 1
 Mozambique (MOZ) 0 1 0 1
42  Mauritius (MRI) 0 0 3 3
43 Norfolk Island Norfolk Island (NFK) 0 0 2 2
44  Grenada (GRN) 0 0 1 1
 Namibia (NAM) 0 0 1 1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 0 0 1 1
 Seychelles (SEY) 0 0 1 1
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 0 0 1 1
 Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) 0 0 2 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games - About the Games". bendigo2004.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Facts about the 2000 Commonwealth Youth Games at Edinburgh, Scotland" (PDF). Commonwealth Games Federation. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games - About the Games". bendigo2004.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  4. ^ admin@cygpune2008.in. "What is the Commonwealth Games, what Sport is their in the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Asia". pune2008.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games 2011". www.cyg2011.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games 2015". Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games 2015. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Home - Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games 2017". Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  8. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games". thecgf.com. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 

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