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malta

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Capital
Valletta

Population
383,000

Independence
1964
National sports hero
Tony Drago (snooker)

Watch out for
William Chetcuti (double trap shooting)

The Maltese made their debut in 1950 and have participated in 11 games in all.

Their only medal so far is the judo bronze that Laurie Pace picked up in 1990 in Auckland and the 11 athletes who went to Malaysia in 1998 could not add to that.

Did you know?
Tour de France cyclist David Millar was born in Malta, but elected to represent Scotland as that is where his family hails from.

He was also eligible to ride for Hong Kong as that is where he grew up.

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