Bahamas launches plans for 41st Carifta
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC -The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has launched its plans for the hosting of the 41st Edition of the Carifta Games.
Carifta Bahamas 2013 will be held in Nassau over the Easter holiday weekend March 28th – April 2nd next year.
The games will attract over five hundred of the top junior athletes and more than one hundred and fifty coaches and officials from the Caribbean region representing about 28 countries. The competition will be held in the new Thomas A. Robinson national stadium being built by the Chinese Government.
Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Dr Daniel Johnson says the new 15,000 seat capacity stadium is expected to be completed for full occupancy by the end of the year.
Next year’s Carifta games will be the first major international track and field event to be held in the stadium.
“We are just putting in the finishing touches so that we will be able to start hosting events there by year’s end” Dr.Johnson told journalists in Nassau.
“We launched the official local organising committee for Carifta, so while they are preparing for them, we are preparing to put on something big in December”.
Well known educator and sports activist, Basil Christie, has been appointed Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee.
Christie is being supported by a team of committee leaders with specific skills to manage the overall organization and execution of the games.