The Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games are just days away from becoming a reality, and the excitement is building.
Athletes and teams from 71 Nations and Territories across the Commonwealth are setting foot in the country, and the stage is set for an exhilarating showcase of youthful talent and friendship.
The Organising Committee has been hard at work to ensure a seamless and successful event. The venues across Trinidad and Tobago have been transformed into a welcoming hub for participants and visitors alike.
Athletes, coaches, and officials have arrived on the twin islands and are eagerly anticipating the thrill of competition and camaraderie.
"We are delighted to welcome these talented youth athletes to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago," said Diane Henderson, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association. "These Games not only celebrate athletic prowess but also foster cultural exchange and lifelong friendships among young people from diverse backgrounds."
Behind the scenes, hundreds of volunteers who have been mobilised from across the nation are acting as the face of the Games for those arriving in the country.
This year's edition kicks-off on Friday, 4 August, with a Carnival-inspired Opening Ceremony promising to be an unforgettable experience as young competitors from across the Commonwealth vie for victory in seven sports.
Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation was enthused by the welcome she received on her arrival to Trinidad and Tobago.
“I'm so, so thrilled to finally be here and can't wait for the Commonwealth Youth Games to get underway. The warm and enthusiastic welcome we have received from the Organising Committee, the Trinidad and Tobago Government and everyone we have encountered during our stay so far has been truly wonderful.”