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Jamaica is planning to explore the possibility of bidding for the Commonwealth Games ©Wikipedia

News - Commonwealth Games

Jamaica is to investigate launching a bid for the Commonwealth Games, it has been revealed.

Kingston in 1966 is the only time the Games have been staged in the Caribbean and now Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange wants to explore the possibility of bringing the event back.

"I am talking to sports organisations, I am talking to ministers of sports in various countries and private sector sponsors," Grange told Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner.

"I am focused on bringing some major sporting events to Jamaica, including the Commonwealth Games.

"My intention is to ensure that Jamaica is at the centre of sports tourism and sports tourism is at the centre of brand Jamaica."

Grange revealed her plan at the the Norman Manley International Airport to welcome home members of the Commonwealth Games team won a total of 27 medals, including seven gold, at Gold Coast 2018.

Former Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Mike Fennell is head of a group charged with looking into a possible bid.

The CGF announced during its General Assembly in the Gold Coast earlier this month that countries interested in bidding had to apply by December 31 this year.

A decision is expected to be taken at next year's CGF General Assembly in Nairobi, where it is possible they could award the 2026 and 2030 Commonwealth Games together.

Canada is favourite to be awarded the 2030 Commonwealth Games to mark the centenary of the event being launched in Hamilton.

Adelaide and Perth in Australia have both expressed a willingness to bid for the 2026 event.

"Until we get to a point where we can make the announcement, all I can say is that we are working on it," Grange said.

"We have set up a committee headed by Mike Fennell, that's a bidding committee, and we are going out there to host events.

"As a brand, we are big.

"Usain Bolt is at the centre of it, Bob Marley is at the centre of it and if we are able to put the right infrastructure in place then we can sell Jamaica."

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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray | colomurray@gmail.com

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.

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