Rwandan beach volleyball, tennis teams at Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas

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Rwandan beach volleyball, tennis teams at Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas

Rwandan beach volleyball and tennis teams have arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, ahead of the 6th Commonwealth Youth Games to hold from July 19 to July 23, 2017 officials said on Monday.

Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee said it would be Rwanda’s first appearance at the youth event since joining the Commonwealth in 2009, in spite of being regular participants in the Commonwealth Games since 2010.

The Commonwealth Youth Games are held every four years for athletes aged between 14 and 18 years.

The event in Nassau is expected to bring together 1,000 athletes from 71 Commonwealth countries and territories from virtually all the continents of the World.

They will compete in nine disciplines including athletics, swimming, rugby, cycling, judo, boxing, tennis, beach volleyball and beach soccer. ##

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