CARIFTA Games postponed until further notice

The CARIFTA Games scheduled to be held in Bermuda in April has been postponed until further notice due to the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

The decision was taken by the Executive Board of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) in conjunction with the Bermuda National Athletics Association.

The organization noted that it was in everyone’s best interest to possibly move the event to another date during the course of the calendar year.

Amelia Othman of Bermuda is a Carifta qualifier in the Under 17 High Jump (Photo: Instagram-CARIFTA_2020)

The Games were scheduled to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda from April 10-13. According to President of the NACAC, Mike Sands, the decision was not taken lightly having accessed what has come from the World Health Organization and seen what countries have started to do to protect themselves.

Before the postponement, a number of countries had started indicating that they would not be sending athletes to the meet, that usually sees youngsters competing across the three days in a variety of athletic-based disciplines.

However, he was quick to point out that they are monitoring the situation with the aim of identifying a new date for the event.

He further urged athletes to maintain their athletic fitness in case of this eventuality.