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Commonwealth Youth Games

21st April, 2011

The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Scotland in August 2000 when 733 Athletes from 14 countries competed in 8 sports over 3 days.

The second edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games took place in, Australia in December 2004 and saw over 1000 athletes and officials from 22 countries in a 10 sport programme.

The third Youth Games were held in the Indian city of Pune from 12 - 18 October 2008 where 71 nations and territories participated in 9 sports.

A decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation at their General Assembly in 2005 to move the Youth Games outside of the Olympic Games year and in doing so awarded the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games to the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man has been given the honour of being the first small nation to be awarded the hosting of the Commonwealth Youth Games and extends a warm welcome to all nations of the Commonwealth to come to our Island from the 7th to the 13th September 2011 and compete in what we hope will be a friendly yet very competitive Games. We are determined to make these Games one that will be favourably remembered by all taking part or coming as officials or spectators.

Manx Independent Carriers is pleased to be Transport Advisors to the Commonwealth Youth Games IOM 2011

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