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Commonwealth Youth Games: Opening ceremony live on BBC

Commonwealth Youth Games
Image caption The opening ceremony will take place at the recently refurbished Bowl

The opening ceremony of the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games is to be streamed live around the world on the BBC Isle of Man website.

The ceremony will be held on Thursday 8 September, between 19:15 BST and 20:45 BST, at the Bowl stadium in Douglas.

Games chairman Geoff Karran says it is fantastic to be able to share the celebration with the rest of the world.

"We're delighted to be able to share the ceremony, with fans and families around the Commonwealth," he said.

Mr Karran added: "I am sure people will be watching from Scotland to Australia."

The Vice Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Earl of Wessex will open the event.

Athletes from 67 Commonwealth countries will compete in seven sporting events, during the week long event.

To watch the Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony follow this link.

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