2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

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4th Commonwealth Youth Games
2011 Commonwealth Youth Games logo.png
Host city Isle of Man
Nations participating 64[1]
Athletes participating 800 [1]
Events 110 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony September 7
Closing ceremony September 13
Officially opened by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex[2]
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.[3] 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.[4]

Host city selection[edit]

Isle of Man had unsuccessfully bid to host the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, losing to the bid of India for Pune.[5]

Venues[edit]

In October 2008 the organising committee released a provisional events programme. All events were held between September 9 and 11, 2011[6]

Sports[edit]

The 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games program featured seven sports, two fewer from previous Games in Pune.[7]

Participating nations[edit]

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,[8] followed by Lesotho and Montserrat.[9] Ghana, Nigeria and Tuvalu were scheduled to compete at the Games, however they did not appear on the start lists.[1]

The number of athletes per country is in brackets.

Schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September 8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Athletics 7 13 16 36
Badminton 5 5
Boxing 8 8
Cycling 4 2 2 8
Gymnastics 2 2 10 14
Rugby sevens 1 1
Swimming 12 13 13 14
Total Events 25 30 55 0 108
Cumulative total 25 55 110 110 110
September 8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
Events

Medal table[edit]

Country codes.[74]

Key
List of medal-winning nations, showing the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals won
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 England England (ENG) 37 24 16 77
2  Australia (AUS) 29 28 17 74
3  South Africa (RSA) 8 7 15 30
4  New Zealand (NZL) 6 6 8 20
5 Wales Wales (WAL) 5 11 10 26
6 Scotland Scotland (SCO) 5 6 11 22
7  Kenya (KEN) 4 4 2 10
8  Malaysia (MAS) 4 2 1 7
9  India (IND) 3 3 3 9
10 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (NIR) 3 2 3 8
Total 110 110 110 330

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Competing athletes
  2. ^ Hawley, Tessa (11 August 2011). "Prince Edward to open Commonwealth Youth Games". isleofman.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games – Background". thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games Schedule
  5. ^ "Government backing for Youth Games Bid". iomtoday.co.im. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Isle of Man 2011 Events Programme". 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games – Facts & Figure". thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Two nations drop out of Commonwealth Youth Games
  9. ^ Two more countries drop out of Commonwealth Youth Games
  10. ^ Anguilla
  11. ^ Antigua and Barbuda
  12. ^ Australia
  13. ^ Bahamas
  14. ^ Bangladesh
  15. ^ Barbados
  16. ^ Belize
  17. ^ Bermuda
  18. ^ Botswana
  19. ^ British Virgin Islands
  20. ^ Brunei Darussalam
  21. ^ Cameroon
  22. ^ Canada
  23. ^ Cayman Islands
  24. ^ Cook Islands
  25. ^ Cyprus
  26. ^ Dominica
  27. ^ England
  28. ^ Falkland Islands
  29. ^ Gambia
  30. ^ Gibraltar
  31. ^ Grenada
  32. ^ Guernsey
  33. ^ Guyana
  34. ^ India
  35. ^ Isle of Man
  36. ^ Jamaica
  37. ^ Jersey
  38. ^ Kenya
  39. ^ Kiribati
  40. ^ Malawi
  41. ^ Malaysia
  42. ^ Maldives
  43. ^ Malta
  44. ^ Mauritius
  45. ^ Mozambique
  46. ^ Namibia
  47. ^ Nauru
  48. ^ New Zealand
  49. ^ Niue
  50. ^ Northern Ireland
  51. ^ Pakistan
  52. ^ Papua New Guinea
  53. ^ Rwanda
  54. ^ St Helena
  55. ^ Saint Kitts and Nevis
  56. ^ Saint Lucia
  57. ^ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  58. ^ Samoa
  59. ^ Scotland's
  60. ^ Seychelles
  61. ^ Sierra Leone
  62. ^ Singapore
  63. ^ Solomon Islands
  64. ^ South Africa
  65. ^ Sri Lanka
  66. ^ Swaziland
  67. ^ Tanzania
  68. ^ Tonga
  69. ^ Trinidad and Tobago
  70. ^ Turks and Caicos
  71. ^ Uganda
  72. ^ Wales
  73. ^ Zambia
  74. ^ "Olympic Country Codes - Three-Letter Olympic Country Codes". Geography.about.com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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