Donna Raynor the President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) has issued an update to the media for the upcoming Carifta Games.
The BNAA and the Carifta Games 2020 Local Organization Committee (LOC) give you an update on where we are with the games at this point with just over 2 months to go.
“We have received the preliminary entries from the countries.. Out of 28 countries there will be 27 countries in attendance. Based on the entries from each country we are looking at hosting 603 athletes with 119 coaches. As per normal the athletes numbers can decrease once countries have their trials, select their teams and even sometimes injuries.
Of course the country to date with the most athletes submitted is Jamaica with 80 as per normal as they usually have 2 in each event. Bermuda has submitted 63 but again we will see as the season progresses.
Plans are moving along great as we are heavy into our marketing plan and it will only increase as we draw near April.
We also have a number of spectators from various countries who will be in attendance and have already purchased their tickets to the games. The tickets are selling well and our hope is that the stadium will be sold out similar to 2012 Carifta Games.”