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Fiji first entered the Commonwealth in 1970 and were re-admitted in 1997 after a ten year lapse.
After making a surprise debut at the 1938 Empire Games in London, Fiji returned in 1950 to win 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Missing only in the 1990 Games Fiji continues to provide tough competitors and proudly lifted silver in the inaugural Rugby 7s in 1998, again in 2002 and the bronze in Melbourne in 2006.
The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) is responsible for organising Fiji's participation in the South Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. They successfully hosted the 2003 South Pacific Games in Suva with 20 nations taking part in 34 sports.
Fiji has always surprised the world of sport with its population of outstanding athletic talent and enthusiasm for sport. In the early days it was athletics but more recently with Gold and bronze in Manchester, its Judo athletes have surprised many while its Rugby Seven's team continues to entertain and amaze.
Fiji was honoured to be one of two Pacific Island nations to host the 2002 Queen's Baton Relay.
Fiji was fully suspended from the Commonwealth on 1 September 2009, in accordance with the decision of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) of 31 July 2009. This suspension was lifted on 14 March 2014.
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Capital - Suva
Population - 823,376
Time Zone - GMT +12:00
Language - English, Fijian, Hindustani
Currency - Fiji Dollar (F$)