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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands flag
Capital
Honiara

Population
470,000

Independence
1978
National sports hero
Lenci Tenai (tennis)

Watch out for
Primo Higa (3,000m)

The islanders have attended four Games since 1982 and are looking for their first medal.

They sent three athletes to Malaysia last time out but have been developing their athletics in the South Pacific Mini Games since then.

Did you know?
The World Cup in Japan and Korea almost entirely passed the Solomon Islands by following an argument over the TV rights.

The government and the major companies on the islands had to intervene to ensure at least some of the action was brought to viewers’ homes.

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