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Belize

Belize flag
Capital
Belmopan

Population
242,000

Independence
1981
National sports hero
Marion Jones (100m/200m)

Watch out for
Emma Wade (100m)

Belize has entered five Games, their first in 1962 when they were known as British Honduras.

They sent a team of seven athletes to Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and are still waiting for their first medal.

Did you know?
America’s three-time Olympic gold medallist Marion Jones has Belizean heritage and holds dual citizenship.

She carried their flag around the track at the Sydney Olympics after her successes in 2000 and is Belize’s official ambassador for sport.

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