Trackalerts.com are reporting that Bermuda wanted to host the 2020 Carifta Games in August. However, the regional governing body, North and Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Association, said no.
NACAC, in a release on March 13th, said, “Following consultation with the Executive Board of NACAC and the leadership of the Bermuda National Athletics Association it has been mutually agreed to postpone the CARIFTA Games.”
NACAC, in a teleconference meeting on Thursday night (April 9th), rejected Bermuda’s organizing committee plans to host the games, four months later than initially planned. The event was scheduled to start today April 10th with the Opening Ceremony and ends on Easter Monday.
The coronavirus, which has killed over 95,714 worldwide, caused many events, included the Carifta Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to be postponed or cancelled in the last three months.
According to Trackalerts.com’s sources, the NACAC executive “don’t think the virus will be gone by then and with the lockdown, kids aren’t able to train to their full potential.”
Bermuda was in line to host the games for the fifth time. In 2004, Usain Bolt ran a world junior record of 19.93 to win the 200m.