Bahamas Steps In To Host Carifta

Friday 07th, January 2011 / 09:54 Published by
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After months of uncertainty, it appears that The Bahamas will in fact be stepping in to save this year’s Carifta Games with an announcement expected to be made by North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics Association President Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook as early as next week.

The Games – the region’s premier junior athletics meet – is scheduled for April 23- 25 and were originally expected to be hosted by St Kitts and Nevis. However, the eastern Caribbean state withdrew due to a lack of commitment from its government to meet the financial obligations, which can run up to US$500,000.

McCook had since suggested that Jamaica would take up the mantle but the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association could not commit to the meet due to its proximity to the annual JN International Invitational meet, which is slated to run off two weeks later.

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