St. Vincent & The Grenadines
St Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Commonwealth in 1979. It is one of the Windward Island countries of the Eastern Caribbean, lying close to the southern end of the Caribbean chain and about 97km north of Grenada.
With a total land area of approximately 400 sq kms, St Vincent and the Grenadines made it's first appearance at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. Participation in 1966 through to 1978 followed before returning to the Games in 1994 for uninterrupted competition ever since.
The Games in 1970 saw St Vincent and the Grenadines lift it's first medal, a bronze in the weightlifting, with the inaugural gold arriving in 1974 thanks to Frankie Lucas's performance in the boxing ring. On the athletics track at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010 St Vincent and the Grenadines won another gold medal. Natasha Mayers ran home in 11.37 seconds to take first place in the Women's 100 metres.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee is responsible for the country's participation in the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.
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Capital - Kingstown
Population - 111,380
Time Zone - GMT -04:00
Language - English, French patois
Currency - East Caribbean Dollar (EC$)