THE CARIFTA games scheduled for Bermuda had been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) executive met online and Thursday and a release was issued on Tuesday by its president Mike Sands.
In the release, Sands said, “The Executive therefore agreed to have me, in my capacity as president, engage in discussions with our member federation in Bermuda, the government of Bermuda, the National Olympic Committee (the local representative of Panam Sports) as well as sponsors of the Games of 2020, to ascertain their thinking in respect of the postponement of the Games to Easter of 2021.
“The executive thought that the aforementioned decision would still mean that Bermuda would host the 49th edition of our Carifta Games, leaving the door open for Guyana to continue planning to host the 50th anniversary edition but in 2022.
“Discussions have begun with all stakeholders in Guyana, craving their understanding and support, given that Bermuda did nothing to lose the annual event and is therefore deserving of being given the opportunity to make good on its commitment, albeit, one year later.”
This means that athletes who will more than 20 years next year will not be able to participate.