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2020 Carifta Games Thread.
« on: February 06, 2020, 07:00:46 AM »
Carifta trials set for March 7-8
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (NEWSDAY).


TRIALS for this year’s Carifta Games will be held on March 7 and 8 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.Currently, track athletes are using the facilities at Larry Gomes (Malabar) and Manny Ramjohn (Marabella) stadia to undergo training since the National Stadium is closed off for Carnival activity.

Several of T&T’s athletes have already surpassed their required qualifying times in both track and field events and will be using the coming weeks to fine tune ahead of the trial meet. Additionally, athletes from the sister-isle are scheduled to have their Carifta trials on March 8.

National Association of Athletics Administration president Ephraim Serrette said field athletes, who have not yet had a chance to qualify, can do so by attending the Tobago-leg of trials.

“We will accommodate athletes who would want to go to Tobago to do the throwing events. The sessions have been going well thus far, with quite a few athletes having already met the respective qualifying times/distances,” he said.T&T’s team manager for this year’s Carifta is Ronald Barclay.

The Carifta Games is scheduled to sprint off in Bermuda from April 10-13.

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Re: 2020 Carifta Games Thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 04:16:37 PM »
Carifta Games 2020 cancelled
JELANI BECKLES (NEWSDAY).


THERE will be no Carifta Games in Bermuda in 2020 because of covid19. The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) executive met online last Thursday and made the decision.

The news was confirmed in a press release sent by president of NACAC Mike Sands on Tuesday.

The release highlighted a number of factors that led to the decision including “the covid19 pandemic and its overall impact on the host country as well as all members of the Carifta family.”

In the release, Sands said Bermuda will still get the opportunity to host the 49th edition of the junior track and field meet in 2021 and Guyana will be the host country for the 50th edition.

“The Executive therefore agreed to have me, in my capacity as president, engage in discussions with our member federation in Bermuda, the government of Bermuda, the National Olympic Committee (the local representative of Panam Sports) as well as sponsors of the Games of 2020, to ascertain their thinking in respect of the postponement of the Games to Easter of 2021.

“The executive thought that the aforementioned decision would still mean that Bermuda would host the 49th edition of our Carifta Games, leaving the door open for Guyana to continue planning to host the 50th anniversary edition but in 2022. Discussions have begun with all stakeholders in Guyana, craving their understanding and support, given that Bermuda did nothing to lose the annual event and is therefore deserving of being given the opportunity to make good on its commitment, albeit, one year later.”

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