Commonwealth Games Federation CEO to visit Samoa

The Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg

APIA, SAMOA, MONDAY 8 JUNE 2015 – With less than 90 days to go before the Commonwealth Youth Games kicks off in Samoa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Mr David Grevemberg, will be in Samoa from 9-11 June to meet with Samoa’s Organising Committee and tour the games facilities.

“In exactly three months time, our attention as a Commonwealth Sporting Movement turns to the next generation of sporting talent, as up to 1,000 aspiring young athletes are warmly welcomed to the great sporting island of Samoa,” said Mr Grevemberg.

This is his first Youth Games for the Commonwealth Games Federation, after successfully heading the Glasgow Commonwealth Games efforts in 2014.

“I am delighted to be in Apia to see the preparations first hand and to hear how communities, especially the youth, will make the most of the benefits of hosting this wonderful celebration of the potential and achievements of our finest, young Commonwealth athletes,” said the head of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Mr Grevemberg will also meet Prime Minister and Chairman of the SCYG Organising Committee, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, where they will view the games medals for the first time. He will also meet with SASNOC officials, visit Games venues and spend time with local athletes and students.

The Fifth Commonwealth Youth Games will be hosted in Samoa from 5-11 September 2015.

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