2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
|4th Commonwealth Youth Games|
|Host city||Isle of Man|
|Athletes participating||800 |
|Events||110 in 7 sports|
|Opening ceremony||September 7|
|Closing ceremony||September 13|
|Officially opened by||Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex|
|Main venue||National Sports Centre|
The 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, officially known as the IV Commonwealth Youth Games is a multi-sport event which took place in the British Crown Dependency of Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. As per the original quadrennial cycle, the Games were scheduled for 2012. However, the Commonwealth Games Federation at its general assembly in 2005 decided to move the Games within one year before the Summer Olympics. The Bowl Stadium at the National Sports Centre, Douglas staged the opening ceremony on 7 September 2011. The closing ceremony was held on Douglas Promenade & the Villa Marina on 13 September.
Host city selection
In October 2008 the organising committee released a provisional events programme. All events were held between September 9 and 11, 2011
- National Sports Centre, Douglas - The athletics stadium staged all the athletics events. The swimming pool staged the swimming events and the main Sports Hall staged badminton.
- The Bowl Stadium, Douglas - Rugby sevens.
- The Villa Marina, Douglas - Boxing.
- Ellan Vannin Gymnastics Club - Gymnastics (boys).
- Manx Gymnastics Centre of Excellence - Gymnastics (girls).
- The start line for the 3 cycling races will be: TT grandstand for the Road Race & Douglas Promenade for the Criterium & Time Trial.
64 commonwealth nations competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. As Fiji was suspended from the Commonwealth, it was banned from participating in the Games. Norfolk Island and Vanuatu withdrew from the competition, as there were no competitors available for Norfolk Island, and the latter cited other sporting commitments, followed by Lesotho and Montserrat. Ghana, Nigeria and Tuvalu were scheduled to compete at the Games, however they did not appear on the start lists.
The number of athletes per country is in brackets.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
|3||South Africa (RSA)||8||7||15||30|
|4||New Zealand (NZL)||6||6||8||20|
|10||Northern Ireland (NIR)||3||2||3||8|
- Competing athletes
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- Two nations drop out of Commonwealth Youth Games
- Two more countries drop out of Commonwealth Youth Games
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cayman Islands
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Papua New Guinea
- St Helena
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos
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