CARIFTA fires up Olympic dreams

The CARIFTA Games will take on even
greater importance this year.

Scheduled to be held in Cayman from
3-5 April, the games will be the only regional qualifier for the Youth Olympic

This is certain to ensure that all
the best youth athletes in the region will be at the Truman Bodden Sports
Complex in the hope of securing their place in Singapore in August.

The 2010 Youth Olympic Games will
be the inaugural edition of the event, making participation even more

Like the regular Olympic Games,
these Games will take place every four years, with a Youth Winter Olympic Games
as well.

The sports contested at the Youth
Olympics will be the same as at the regular Olympic Games, but there may be
some changes in order to better accommodate youngsters. Competition will also
take place in age groups in order to allow wider participation.

With a maximum of 3,500 athletes
allowed to participate in the Youth Olympics, competition for the qualification
slots will be fierce and is sure to bring out the best in all the athletes
attending the CARIFTA Games.

For more information on the
2010 CARIFTA Games, visit the event website at