Carifta Games Pushed Back to Next Year in Bermuda

The 49th edition of the CARIFTA Games, the premier showcase for junior Caribbean track and field talent, was postponed from last month due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and will now be staged April 2-5 next year in Bermuda.

Guyana, which was set to host the 50th edition of the meet in 2021, has been invited to prepare for 2022 Games.

The decision to postpone the Games to next year was made after talks between the Bermuda National Athletics Association and the CARIFTA local organizing committee, as well as the Bermuda government and the Caribbean CARIFTA countries.

Initially, 27 countries planned to send teams to Bermuda last month, but Antigua and Barbuda pulled out before the decision to postpone the Games was made by Bermuda officials because of the spread of the pandemic.