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Belize participates in 21st Commonwealth Games Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 April 2018 00:00

The Commonwealth Games is the second largest multi-sport games apart from the Olympics and is commonly referred to as “The friendly Games.” Belize is among the 71 nations and territories of the British Commonwealth that are competing in the 21st Commonwealth Games which are taking place in Gold Coast, Australia. The games started on Wednesday, April 4 and began with the official Opening Ceremony with cyclist Alicia Thompson bearing the flag of Belize.

Events that the Belizean competitors will be taking part in, include cycling, track and field (athletics), table tennis, and triathlon. The participants had a 17-hour flight before they made their way to Gold Coast. There, the Belizean table tennis players will be competing against those from Nigeria, who rank between 6th and 7th on the world stage of table tennis.