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Cook Islands

Cook Islands flag
Capital
Avarua

Population
20,000

Independence
N/A
National sports hero
Kevin Iro (rugby league)

Watch out for
Lance Fitzpatrick (rugby sevens)

The islands competed at their first Games in 1974 and Manchester will be their seventh.

Still looking for their first medal, they sent a team of 38 to Kuala Lumpur and a similar sized contingent will be present this time.

A third of their athletes will be in their rugby sevens squad.

Did you know?
John McKittrick, coach of the Cook Islands sevens team is also in charge of USA rugby and North Harbourís sevens outfits, which includes rugby legend Eric Rush.

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