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St Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines flag
Capital
Kingstown

Population
121,000

Independence
1979
National sports hero
Natasha Mayers (100m/200m)

Watch out for
Pamenos Ballantyne (marathon)

They attended four Games from 1970 as St Vincent, winning a gold in 1974 and a bronze in 1970 both in boxing.

Since 1994, they have competed with the Grenadines and sent eight athletes to the 1998 Games.

Did you know?
Cricket is the national obsession on the islands but rugby is their newest sport, having been officially introduced back in 1998.

An expatriate Englishman returned from his Christmas holidays with two rugby balls and promptly launched the sport with a game of touch rugby.

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