CARIFTA Games 2016 Logoby Michael Bascombe

ST GEORGE’S, December 16, 2015 – It’s exactly 100 days before the staging of the 2016 CARIFTA Games in Grenada.

No major activity was planned for the countdown but officials of North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) are expected in Grenada later this week to fine-tune preparations for the more than 450 athletes and officials anticipated for the Games scheduled for March 26-28, 2016.

Organisers have already indicated that the budget for the Games is about EC$2 million.

The CARIFTA Games will be the second major sporting event to be held at the new athletics and football stadium when it is unveiled in January.

The CONCACAF Under-17 Girls’ Football Tournament is scheduled for the stadium from March 3-13, 2016.

It will the second time in 16 years the Games will be staged in Grenada after hosting the regional event in 2000 but unable to do so in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan (September, 2004) and which resulted in the relocation to Tobago.

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