Trinidad and Tobago will be the host of the Commonwealth Youth Games for 2021 and it set a new bar for the Commonwealth Games in the modern era of sport move­ment in the re­gion, said David Grevemberg, the Commonwealth Games Federation CEO.

Grevemberg made an appearance during an Aug. 7 press conference at the Olympic Committee office in Port-of-Spain to honor the Trinidadian cycling team that won three medals in Lima, Peru, at the recent Pan American Games, told Guardian Media Sports that he will work with the Local Organising Committee to ensure a successful Commonwealth Games.

Grevemberg also visited the National Cycling Centre in Balmain, Couva, one of many top-class sporting facilities he has visited over the years.

“I have had the opportunity over the years to see some great sporting facilities and this is one of the best Velodromes I can honestly say that I have seen, not only in North America and the region but certainly in the world,” Grevemberg said. “So there is no excuse why it shouldn’t host a great event.”

The Youth Commonwealth Games will feature 71 nations and territories, representing one-third of the world’s population.

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