Trinidad and Tobago has been awarded and will host the inaugural Caribbean Games in 2009. It is indeed an honour to host an event of this kind because we will once again have the opportunity to showcase our country and our ability to successfully manage one sporting event comprising five (5) major sporting disciplines.
A) About Caribbean Games 2009
Caribbean Games 2009 is the first ever multi-disciplined regional sporting events forum where the best senior athletes from 26 Caribbean countries will compete in track & field, indoor and beach volleyball, netball, boxing and tennis at various locations, throughout Trinidad and Tobago from 12th to 19th July, 2009. It is the most important sporting event in the region in 2009. .This is a true showcase of Caribbean sporting excellence where the Caribbean’s very own Olympic Games and our very own Olympic Medallists will compete on home ground. It’s a competition for Caribbean countries, by Caribbean countries and will be set and conducted under international standards.
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B) Who will participate / attend?
· Anguilla Haiti
· Antigua Barbuda Jamaica
· Aruba Martinique
· Bahamas Montserrat
· Barbados Netherlands Antilles
· Belize Puerto Rico
· Bermuda St. Kitts & Nevis
· British Virgin Islands St. Lucia
· Cayman Islands St. Vincent & the Grenadines
· Cuba Suriname
· Dominica Trinidad & Tobago
· Dominican Republic Turks & Caicos Islands
· Grenada US Virgin Islands
C) Who is behind the Games?
TTOC – has been given responsibility to handle Caribbean Games 2009
Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs
D) Where are they going to be held?
Athletics: Hasely Crawford Stadium
Boxing: Woodbrook Youth Facility
Netball: Jean Pierre Complex
Indoor Volleyball: UWI Spec
Beach Volleyball: Saith Park Chaguanas
Tennis: Shaw Park Tobago.
Ato Boldon, Hasely Crawford and Grace Jackson are all Ambassadors of the Games.