May 2, 2008, 6:30 AM
Gambian athletes will join more that 1,300 other elite young sportsmen and women from all 71 countries and territories that will come together during this period, making it the biggest assembly of U-18 sporting talent at an international multi-sport event.
According to the media release sent to the
Gambia National Olympic committee on the countdown to the third Commonwealth
Youth Games, the countdown to the third Commonwealth Youth Games has begun with
less than 100 days until the opening ceremony in the Indian city of
The release states that the games promise to be the biggest and best yet. " More that 1,300 elite young sportsmen and women from 71 commonwealth countries and territories will take part," it adds.
It further stated that in Pune, Athletes will take part in a program that embraces nine of the individual sports of the Delhi Games, including athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting, swimming, tennis, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.