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Youth Games

The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 2000, where 733 Athletes from 14 countries competed in eight sports over three days.

The second Commonwealth Youth Games took place in Bendigo, Australia, in December 2004 and saw more than 1,000 athletes and officials from 22 countries in a 10-sport programme. This was the first Games that the Isle of Man was represented.

The next Youth Games was held in the Indian city of Pune from 12-18 October 2008, where 71 nations and territories participated in nine sports.

A decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation at their General Assembly in 2005 to move the Youth Games outside of the Olympic Games year and in doing so awarded the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games to the Isle of Man.

The Fifth Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Samoa  in September 2015. where 65 nations competed in nine sports

The Isle of Man won medals at the following Commonwealth Youth Games:

  • 2011 in the Isle of Man - SILVER: Grant Halsall – Swimming (Men's 50m Backstroke)
  • 2011 in the Isle of Man - SILVER: Grant Halsall – Swimming (Men's 200m Backstroke)
  • 2011 in the Isle of Man - BRONZE: Grant Halsall - Swimming (Men's 100m Backstroke)
  • 2015 in Samoa  -  SILVER: Mathew Rennie - Boxing (64kg weight)