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The Republic of Maldives entered the Commonwealth during 1982 and had their National Olympic Committee recognised in 1985 as the principle organising body for sport in the country.

Situated in the Indian Ocean, some 670kms west-south-west of Sri Lanka, the Maldives made their debut in the 1986 Commonwealth Games in the Scottish capital Edinburgh and have since attended every Games including the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

In October 2016, the Maldives government announced that it had withdrawn from the Commonwealth.

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Capital - Male
Population - 305,000
Time Zone - GMT +05:00
Language - Maldivian Divehi, English
Currency - Rufiyaa (Rf)


Maldives Olympic Committee



2nd Floor
Youth and Sport Development Centre
Abadah Ufaa Magu
Male 2005
Republic of Maldives
Tel: + (960) 332 2443
Tel: + (960) 331 7402
Fax: + (960) 332 3972

President Ibrahim Ismail
Vice President Dr Hussain Haleem
Secretary General Ahmed Marzooq
Treasurer Hussain Rasheed