The 2021 Carifta Games have been moved to July from their traditional Easter weekend date due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic, the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) has announced.
“Time is running out, and the situation is not improving globally,” NACAC President Mike Sands said. “The NACAC family, the Carifta family is affected. We took a decision at Council level (on Thursday 21) to do a survey with membership to determine the best course of action. There were several options for a date change, and we ultimately decided on July 2-4.
I’m optimistic,” Sands continued, “but it’s cautious optimism. Obviously, what eventually happens will be dictated by the turn of events. But I’m confident the Games will go on. I’m happy we’ve arrived at a point where we have definitive dates. This is the pre-eminent junior championship meet in the region, and arguably the world. I’m looking forward to continuing the legacy.”