Poles apart in their geography, economy and culture, it’s their shared passion for sport which unites the six nations and territories of the Americas.
Canadian boxer Jordan Mathieu met his match in Guyana’s Keevan Allicock in the flyweight semis, a unique opportunity for two fighters from very different nations to learn from each other’s techniques and styles. These young athletes are now training to qualify for GC2018.
Boasting four medals, Bermuda’s most successful CYG team ever had the privilege of delivering the Baton from the Bahamas to their pretty island home in the north Atlantic.
From concrete jungles to the Amazon, in Guyana it was time to embrace the Relay’s values of inclusiveness and sustainability. The Makushi tribe welcomed the Baton on World Indigenous Day with a smoking ceremony, poetry, song and dance. The Baton also highlighted Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls, the longest single drop waterfall in the world and a part of Guyana’s premier protected areas.
Finally, after 29 days and more than 13,000km, the Baton arrived at its last stop in the Americas, the Falkland Islands. The small but mighty islands are situated east off the Argentine coast at the 52 parallel south. A military history, farming life and abundant wild geese population produce especially sharp shooters, who will make up the majority of Team Falkland Islands next year on the Gold Coast.