The island of Jersey is part of the Channel Islands, which includes Guernsey, Sark, Herm and Alderney. The Channel Islands are situated in the Bay of Mont St Michel and Jersey is just 14 miles (22.5km) from the coast of France and 100 miles (161km) south of mainland UK.
Jersey have attended every Games since their debut at the 1958 Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff. Their first gold medal came in Auckland in 1990 with Colin Mallett taking the Open Full Bore Rifle Queen's Prize.
Not eligible to compete in their own right at the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games represents the pinnacle of international sport for the people of Jersey.
The responsibility of organising the island at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games sits with the Commonwealth Games Association of Jersey.
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Capital - Saint Helier
Population - 92,500
Time Zone - GMT +00:00
Language - English, French, Norman-French dialect
Currency - Jersey Pound