The Republic of Seychelles joined the Commonwealth in 1976. Lying in the western part of the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar and 1593km east of Mombassa in Kenya it is an oustanding natural beauty comprising of around 155 islands.
The Seychelles have attended every Games since making their debut at the 1990 Games in Auckland. Their first medal arrived via the boxing ring in Victoria in 1994 and more boxing medals followed in 1998. Melbourne in 2006 provided two more bronze medals, one in athletics the other in weightlifting.In Delhi in 2010 Janet Georges lifted a silver medla in the Women's 69kg final.
The Seychelles National Olympic Committee is responsible for organising their participation in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
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Capital - Victoria
Population - 84,000
Time Zone - GMT +04:00
Language - English, French, Creole
Currency - Seychelles Rupee (SRe)