What are the Commonwealth Youth Games?
The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2000 where 733 Athletes from 14 countries competed in 8 sports over 3 days. The second Commonwealth Youth Games took place in Bendigo, 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 at the General Assembly in 2008 to adjust the quadrennial cycle, so that future events would take place outside of Olympic Games year.
Here are the Standards for consideration.
At earlier CYGs the Isle of Man has been represented by:
Samoa 2013 – Catherine Reid (400m) and Joshua Hewett (High Jump)
IOM 2011 – Reagan Dee (HJ) and Andrea De Bruin (Discus)
Pune 2008 – Gemma Astin (3000m) and Tom Richmond (800m)
Bendigo 2004 – Ben Brand (400m), Harriet Pryke (100m, 200m and HJ) and Chris Whitlow (LJ and Javelin)
Two of these athletes, Harriet Pryke (400m) and Reagan Dee (HJ), later represented the IOM at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.