COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Calvin to lead Team Fiji to the 2023 CYG

Calvin Yee has been confirmed as the Chef de Mission to the2023 Commonwealth Youth Games which will be held from August 1st at Trinidadand Tobago, 2023.

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February 15, 2023

Calvin Yee has been confirmed as the Chef de Mission to the2023 Commonwealth Youth Games which will be held from August 1st at Trinidad and Tobago, 2023.

Calvin is no stranger to Team Fiji having been appointed as a General Manager during the 2019 Pacific Games.

He was also a Team Manager during the 2018 Olympic Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Calvin is also an accomplished athlete having represented Fiji in late 80's to early 90's in athletics.

Calvin will be leading a team of eight athletes involved infour sports that includes Athletics, Cycling, Triathlon and Swimming.

The team size may increase depending on an invitation by theCYG for the sport of Rugby Sevens.

Team Fiji has attended six CYG games since 2000 and has won9 medals.

Athletes that have attended the CYG include athletics HeleinaYoung, swimmer Taichi Vakasama and Rugby athletes including Olympian JiowanaSauto, French based player Temo Mayanavanua and Super Rugby winger TimociTavatavanawai.

The Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) held its first edition asthe 2000 Millennium Commonwealth Youth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It has since held a total of 6 editions and the next is tobe hosted by Trinidad & Tobago in 2023.

In its strategic document, 'Transformation 2022 Refresh',the CGF recognises that 'With 2 billion people in the Commonwealth and 65% ofthese under the age of 30, we have to become relevant and accessible to youngerpeople'.

The CYG is a multisport event that provides a platform forathletes aged 14 to 18 years to build friendship and understanding with peersfrom 71 countries and territories.

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