Youth Games go Manx

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has named the nations that will host the fourth and fifth Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011 and 2015.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has named the Isle of Man, an Island off the coast of England, as host of the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011. At the same time, the CGF also approved Samoa as host of the fifth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2015. However, the CGF resolved to stage another Youth Games in 2017, after which the games will resume its four–year cycle so it can be held a year ahead of the main Commonwealth Games. The reasoning is that since the Youth Games was conceived as an age–group competition to help develop talent, it would only make sense if it is held a year prior to the main Games, so that talent discovered at the Youth Games would have a fair chance to appear at the main Games.

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