As part of
its thrust to provide more competition and earning opportunities for athletes
globally, World Athletics – formally the IAAF has re-formatted the track and
field meets circuit.
to the well-established and lucrative Diamond League meets there are now World
Athletics Continental Tours meets.
Continental Tours are sub-divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories.
Globally there are 10 Gold level meets, with each meet offering prize monies in
excess of US$200,000. Additionally, there are 10 Silver level meets with each
of these meets offering prize monies in excess of US$75,000 and over 50 Bronze
level meets with prize monies on offer US$25,000 and up.
its 4th year the Grenada Invitational has been designated World Athletics
Continental Tour Sliver level. This news is extremely exciting not only for the
Grenada Invitational but for Grenada as a whole. This level ensures some of the
World’s top athletes will continue to compete at the Southern Caribbean’s
premier track and field meet and the world will be further exposed to Grenada’s
unique brand of hospitality and the exceptional talent of our own athletes.
In 2020 the
other Silver Level meets will be held in Jamaica, Australia, Brazil, Poland,
Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
annual Grenada Invitational will take place on Saturday April 04th at the
Kirani James Athletic Stadium, with live television broadcast on ESPN – the Broadcast
Partner of the Grenada Invitational.