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Countries and Territories


The Commonwealth Games Federation has 72 members - split into the six regions of Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Oceania.

In the build-up to Birmingham 2022, insidethegames will be speaking to the Chef de Missions of each team as they look forward to the Games.

Click on the pin to see the interview.

As each Chef de Mission piece is completed, we will be adding it to their marker.

 


Birmingham 2022 Chef de Mission interviews



Kiribati

Kiribati

In 2014, David Katoatau won a stunning Commonwealth Games gold medal in weightlifting for Kiribati and, if dancing had been on the sports programme, he probably would have won that as well.





Botswana

Botswana

At the 2017 World Athletics Championships, Botswana's Isaac Makwala was forced to run a solo 200 metres in front of a packed crowd at a wet London Stadium.


Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda has never won a medal at the Commonwealth Games, so if they were to break their duck at Birmingham 2022 it would be a momentous occasion.



Namibia

Namibia

Namibia covers a massive part of south-western Africa but there are not many people. This means there is plenty of room for sport.


Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Tuvalu's athletes have been training in an unusual place to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - the country's international airport.







Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

Only around 2,000 people live on Norfolk Island, so returning home from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a medal was unquestionably a tremendous achievement.



Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Lovie Santana, the Trinidad and Tobago Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022, experienced the full range of British weather when attending last month's open days for this year's Commonwealth Games.


Jersey

Jersey

Not every Commonwealth Games team can return home with a glut of medals, but the smaller delegations can celebrate success in other ways.


Guyana

Guyana

Guyana can trace its Commonwealth Games history right back to the inaugural edition in Hamilton in 1930.


Dominica

Dominica

Woody Lawrence will not be unprepared when he takes on the role of Chef de Mission for Dominica at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.



Mozambique

Mozambique

When Mozambique joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1995, it became the first country in the club not to have a constitutional link to Britain or any other member.



Zambia

Zambia

Zambia's President will be taking a keen interest in this year's Commonwealth Games, because he knows the host city well.



Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Not everyone would enthusiastically celebrate a lawn bowls bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, but the Cook Islands certainly would.



Belize

Belize

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games may be scheduled for the English summer, but that doesn't mean the athletes will be competing in hot weather.


Gibraltar

Gibraltar

The Commonwealth Games is a rare chance for athletes from non-Olympic nations to rub shoulders with the very elite of sport.


St Helena

St Helena

When the British needed somewhere remote for the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte - a place from where return was impossible - they opted for St Helena.



Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia's Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022 is a rugby man, and clearly remembers his country going up against the might of New Zealand at their home Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games.


Uganda

Uganda

When Joshua Cheptegei crossed the line first to win gold in the 5,000 metres at Tokyo 2020, he confirmed Uganda's best-ever Olympic performance.



Guernsey

Guernsey

Some athletes will only learn if they are heading to the Commonwealth Games at the last moment, but that won't be the case in Guernsey.


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Alison Moffitt-Robinson will be the first female Chef de Mission in Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Games history, but wants to make sure other women follow in her footsteps.



Malta

Malta

For Charlene Attard, Malta's Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022, next year's Commonwealth Games cannot come soon enough.




Eswatini

Eswatini

A new name will be announced when the countries and territories are introduced at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony - that of Eswatini.


Seychelles

Seychelles

As a nation of 115 islands which are scattered about the Indian Ocean, it is perhaps unsurprising that Seychelles has one of the best swimmers in Africa.



Anguilla

Anguilla

The expectation of fans at Birmingham 2022 means next year's Commonwealth Games could be particularly special.



Malawi

Malawi

Football dominates the sporting agenda in many countries but in landlocked Malawi the beautiful game has a rival.


Barbados

Barbados

The Barbados Chef de Mission for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has said representing the West Indies in the women's cricket tournament would be a "tremendous honour". 


Australia

Australia

There is a "very strong will" within Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) to stage the multi-sport event in the "not too distant future."



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