by(Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas will host the 50th CARIFTA Games in 2023, along with the return of the IAAF World Relays Games.
Prime Minister Philip Davis and a delegation traveled to Kingston, Jamaica over the holiday weekend to lobby for the opportunity to plan and execute the sporting events next year.
A team of 54 athletes also traveled to Jamaica to participate in the 49th CARIFTA Track and Field games, finishing the three days of competition in second position with 17 medals.
Team Bahamas’ 36 member aquatics team also traveled the 35th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados over the weekend, and secured multiple gold, silver and bronze medals.
Davis hosted a special luncheon on Saturday night for the regional sports association and underscored to officials that The Bahamas should be used as a jurisdiction to host athletic events given that the country “punches above its weight in athletics.”