From April 3 – 5, the Cayman Islands will welcome more than 500 athletes from 25 different nations to participate in the prestigious junior athletics competition, the 2010 CARIFTA Games.
Over Easter weekend, participants and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere and scenery of the Cayman Islands, while enjoying the competitions taking place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Grand Cayman.
The annual competition, sponsored by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), will be held in the Cayman Islands for the first time in fifteen years.
Athletes in two age categories for boys and girls, Under-17 and Under-20, will compete in track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays.
The CARIFTA Games will also serve as a qualifying meet and springboard for Caribbean nation athletes competing for a spot in the first-ever World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August.