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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


England

England

Mark England is a man used to success and he wants more of the same at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


India

India

India is unquestionably one of the big guns at Birmingham 2022 but its relationship with the Commonwealth Games has entered a rocky period.


Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh returned home from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a pair of silver medals, which for them represented a good result.


Jamaica

Jamaica

When the athletics at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begins at Alexander Stadium, much focus will inevitably be placed on Jamaica.


Tonga

Tonga

Birmingham 2022 would surely have felt insignificant in Tonga when a massive volcano blast rocked the Pacific country in January.


Nauru

Nauru

Nauru is the third smallest country in the world but boasts a proud Commonwealth Games record that many larger nations would envy.


Pakistan

Pakistan

You have to go all the way back to Edinburgh 1970 to find the last time Pakistan won more than two gold medals at a single edition of the Commonwealth Games.


Kenya

Kenya

Kenya has long dominated distance running at the Commonwealth Games but will arrive at Birmingham 2022 with a point to prove.



Fiji

Fiji

Fiji has won three gold medals in its Commonwealth Games history but titles in rugby sevens are what the country really wants.



Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands made history at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and will compete at Birmingham 2022 with one eye on their own hosting duties.


Niue

Niue

In many ways the Commonwealth Games are summed up by the participation of Niue, a coral island in the South Pacific which locals like to call "The Rock".



Canada

Canada

Canada's team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be in safe hands - as they will have not one but two Chefs de Mission to lean on.


South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is still eyeing a piece of sporting history at this year's Commonwealth Games, despite losing the opportunity to host them.


Nigeria

Nigeria

The inclusive combination of able-bodied and Para-sports at the Commonwealth Games is something that has really benefited Nigeria.


Cyprus

Cyprus

Before Gold Coast 2018, the best performance from Cyprus at the Commonwealth Games came at Delhi 2010 when they won four gold medals.


Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius did not win a medal at the first nine Commonwealth Games the country attended, but since then they have always appeared on the podium.


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

To say that Sri Lanka's preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been rocky is something of an understatement. 



Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Vanuatu hadn't won a single Commonwealth Games medal when they travelled to Gold Coast 2018, but they left the Australian city with two. 


The Gambia

The Gambia

The Gambia has only won a solitary bronze medal in its Commonwealth Games history but will travel to Birmingham 2022 with Africa's fastest woman.



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.