Monday, July 12, 2010
Word comes this evening [July 11] that Bermuda has been awarded the right to host the 2012 CARIFTA Games after the Bahamas, who was bidding against us, pulled out. Attending the NACAC Congress reading the letter and presenting from the Ministry was the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Ellen-Kate Horton.
Bermuda last hosted the event in 2004, which saw the start of the rise of now record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica who became the first junior athlete to break 20 seconds in the 200 metres, with his winning time of 19.93 set in Bermuda. Bermuda previously hosted the event on two separate occasions; 1980 and 1975.