Northern Ireland has been given until December 15 to persuade the politicians there to support the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games or they risk losing an event it has been claimed could play an important role in the peace process.
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Northern Ireland warned not hosting Commonwealth Youth Games would be missed opportunity as Bahamas 2017 closed
It would be an "enormous missed opportunity" if Northern Ireland are unable to stage the Commonwealth Youth Games, it was claimed, after Belfast 2021 did not play a part in the Closing Ceremony of Bahamas 2017 here tonight.
The Bahamas ended their wait for a gold medal at their home Commonwealth Youth Games as they finished first in the mixed 4x200 metres relay on the last day of competition here today.
World Junior Championships medallist Charles Frankham spearheaded another golden day for England as the country won seven of the 11 boxing titles up for grabs at the Commonwealth Youth Games here.
England ended the swimming programme in dominant fashion by clinching six of the eight gold medals on offer as Scott McLay became Scotland's most decorated Commonwealth Youth Games athlete here tonight.
Kenya continued their rich distance racing pedigree as they swept the boys' and girls' 3,000 metres titles on the penultimate day of athletics finals at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games here.
Australia entered the record books as the first nation to win a Commonwealth Youth Games beach volleyball gold medal as Rebecca Ingram and Carrie Van Rensburg beat New Zealand's Ella Akkerman Jasmine Pepi-Milton in straight sets today.
Bendere Oboya led home an Australian one-two as she timed her late surge for the line to perfection to overtake Australian counterpart Ella Connolly and clinch a thrilling victory in the girls' 400 metres at the Commonwealth Youth Games here tonight.
Quah Jing Wen of Singapore was the star of show as she secured two gold medals to bring her overall total to four as South Africa dominated the third night of swimming finals here tonight.
Australia successfully defended their girls Commonwealth Youth Games title with a commanding win over Canada as Samoa outfought England to secure the boys gold medal on the final day of rugby sevens action here.
Wallace produces superb run as Colthrust makes Commonwealth Youth Games history for Trinidad and Tobago
Scotland's Erin Wallace stole the show on the opening night of athletics as she won the gold medal in the girls' 1500 metres with a superb performance here tonight.
New Zealand's Lewis Clareburt capped off another fine display in the pool by clinching two gold medals to extend his haul at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games to three on the second evening of swimming finals here today.
England's Layla Black successfully defended her Commonwealth Youth Games 200 metres breaststroke title with a commanding display on a thrilling opening night of swimming finals here today.
Bermuda's Matthew Oliveira secured his country's first Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal with an emphatic victory in the boys' time trial event as Madeleine Fasnacht of Australia took the girls' honours amid searing heat today.
A political row has broken out in Northern Ireland after it was confirmed that Belfast 2021 will not take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Youth Games here on Sunday (July 23).