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Swaziland

Swaziland
Capital
Mbabane

Population
1,004,000

Independence
1968
National sports hero
Siza Dlamini (football)

Watch out for
Lucky Willie Bhembe (marathon)

This African nation have taken part in seven games since 1970 and sent 29 athletes to Kuala Lumpur.

Their first medal was Richard Mabuza’s bronze in the marathon of 1974 and two more have followed since.

Both went to flyweight boxer Leonard Makhanya who took bronze in 1982 and silver in 1986.

Did you know?
Swaziland has approached South Africa to ask if they can join the country’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup.

Swaziland is almost completely encircled by its larger neighbour and is willing to develop its two main stadia to help South Africa’s bid.

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