CARIFTA games stakeholders have announced changes to the annual meet, that will come into effect at the 2014 games scheduled to be held in Martinique.
The number of athletes per country has been increased from 70 to 80 while the age limit of participants has been raised from under 17 to under 18, similar to the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) championships.
Jamaica had moved the motion for the number of athletes per team to be increased from 70 to 80 and it was supported in a vote 11-8.Changes have also been made to the shot put, discus, javelin and the sprint hurdle events.
In the Boy’s under-20 at CARIFTA games, 16-year-old athletes (17-year-old in the same year of competition) are asked to throw 1.75k discus, 6k shot put, 800g javelin and 0.99m/110m hurdles.
The 300m hurdles have been changed to 400m hurdles, the Girls' pentathlon changed to heptathlon while the Boy’s heptathlon has been altered to octathlon.