Countries and Territories


The Commonwealth Games Federation has 72 members - split into the six regions of Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Oceania.

In the build-up to Birmingham 2022, insidethegames will be speaking to the Chef de Missions of each team as they look forward to the Games.

Click on the pin to see the interview.

As each Chef de Mission piece is completed, we will be adding it to their marker.

 


Birmingham 2022 Chef de Mission interviews


England

England

Mark England is a man used to success and he wants more of the same at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


India

India

India is unquestionably one of the big guns at Birmingham 2022 but its relationship with the Commonwealth Games has entered a rocky period.


Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh returned home from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a pair of silver medals, which for them represented a good result.


Jamaica

Jamaica

When the athletics at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begins at Alexander Stadium, much focus will inevitably be placed on Jamaica.


Tonga

Tonga

Birmingham 2022 would surely have felt insignificant in Tonga when a massive volcano blast rocked the Pacific country in January.


Nauru

Nauru

Nauru is the third smallest country in the world but boasts a proud Commonwealth Games record that many larger nations would envy.


Pakistan

Pakistan

You have to go all the way back to Edinburgh 1970 to find the last time Pakistan won more than two gold medals at a single edition of the Commonwealth Games.


Kenya

Kenya

Kenya has long dominated distance running at the Commonwealth Games but will arrive at Birmingham 2022 with a point to prove.


Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam will compete in two sports at Birmingham 2022, with most of their attention due to be on the lawn bowls greens.


Fiji

Fiji

Fiji has won three gold medals in its Commonwealth Games history but titles in rugby sevens are what the country really wants.


Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

With more than 850 known languages spoken, Papua New Guinea is one of the most diverse countries in the world.


Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands made history at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and will compete at Birmingham 2022 with one eye on their own hosting duties.


Niue

Niue

In many ways the Commonwealth Games are summed up by the participation of Niue, a coral island in the South Pacific which locals like to call "The Rock".


Samoa

Samoa

Samoan athletes usually pack a punch and that will be no different at Birmingham 2022.


Canada

Canada

Canada's team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be in safe hands - as they will have not one but two Chefs de Mission to lean on.


South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is still eyeing a piece of sporting history at this year's Commonwealth Games, despite losing the opportunity to host them.


Nigeria

Nigeria

The inclusive combination of able-bodied and Para-sports at the Commonwealth Games is something that has really benefited Nigeria.


Cyprus

Cyprus

Before Gold Coast 2018, the best performance from Cyprus at the Commonwealth Games came at Delhi 2010 when they won four gold medals.


Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius did not win a medal at the first nine Commonwealth Games the country attended, but since then they have always appeared on the podium.


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

To say that Sri Lanka's preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been rocky is something of an understatement. 


Grenada

Grenada

Grenada is a country which is used to punching above its weight on the sporting stage.


Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Vanuatu hadn't won a single Commonwealth Games medal when they travelled to Gold Coast 2018, but they left the Australian city with two. 


The Gambia

The Gambia

The Gambia has only won a solitary bronze medal in its Commonwealth Games history but will travel to Birmingham 2022 with Africa's fastest woman.


Rwanda

Rwanda

Sport can be used as a way to mend broken bridges and in Rwanda they certainly hope that is true.


Kiribati

Kiribati

In 2014, David Katoatau won a stunning Commonwealth Games gold medal in weightlifting for Kiribati and, if dancing had been on the sports programme, he probably would have won that as well.


Ghana

Ghana

Ghana is poised to take a record-breaking contingent to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Montserrat

Montserrat

Valerie Samuel can clearly remember the time when things changed forever in Montserrat.



Botswana

Botswana

At the 2017 World Athletics Championships, Botswana's Isaac Makwala was forced to run a solo 200 metres in front of a packed crowd at a wet London Stadium.


Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda has never won a medal at the Commonwealth Games, so if they were to break their duck at Birmingham 2022 it would be a momentous occasion.


Tanzania

Tanzania

In 1974, Tanzania won its first Commonwealth Games gold medal in truly spectacular style.


Namibia

Namibia

Namibia covers a massive part of south-western Africa but there are not many people. This means there is plenty of room for sport.


Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Tuvalu's athletes have been training in an unusual place to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - the country's international airport.



Lesotho

Lesotho

Africa is not known for its cold weather, but Lesotho is not like most African countries.


Scotland

Scotland

Scotland did not need to work hard to convince its top stars to compete at Birmingham 2022.



New Zealand

New Zealand

Representing your country in one sport is a fantastic achievement, but Nigel Avery has done so in three.


Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

Only around 2,000 people live on Norfolk Island, so returning home from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a medal was unquestionably a tremendous achievement.


Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

Just under 40,000 people live in the Turks and Caicos Islands - an Atlantic paradise which lies to the southeast of The Bahamas and to the north of Hispaniola. 


Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Lovie Santana, the Trinidad and Tobago Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022, experienced the full range of British weather when attending last month's open days for this year's Commonwealth Games.


Jersey

Jersey

Not every Commonwealth Games team can return home with a glut of medals, but the smaller delegations can celebrate success in other ways.


Guyana

Guyana

Guyana can trace its Commonwealth Games history right back to the inaugural edition in Hamilton in 1930.


Dominica

Dominica

Woody Lawrence will not be unprepared when he takes on the role of Chef de Mission for Dominica at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


St Lucia

St Lucia

Joyce Huxley was only supposed to stay in St Lucia for a year, but she never went home.


Mozambique

Mozambique

When Mozambique joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1995, it became the first country in the club not to have a constitutional link to Britain or any other member.


Bahamas

Bahamas

There won't be many Chef de Missions at Birmingham 2022 who have more experience than Roy Colebrook.


Zambia

Zambia

Zambia's President will be taking a keen interest in this year's Commonwealth Games, because he knows the host city well.


Singapore

Singapore

Lim Heem Wei knows only too well why the Commonwealth Games are nicknamed the "Friendly Games".


Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Not everyone would enthusiastically celebrate a lawn bowls bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, but the Cook Islands certainly would.


Cameroon

Cameroon

There are not many Commonwealth Games countries where French is the first language.


Belize

Belize

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games may be scheduled for the English summer, but that doesn't mean the athletes will be competing in hot weather.


Gibraltar

Gibraltar

The Commonwealth Games is a rare chance for athletes from non-Olympic nations to rub shoulders with the very elite of sport.


St Helena

St Helena

When the British needed somewhere remote for the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte - a place from where return was impossible - they opted for St Helena.


Maldives

Maldives

Maldives are perhaps looking forward to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games a little more than most.


Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia's Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022 is a rugby man, and clearly remembers his country going up against the might of New Zealand at their home Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games.


Uganda

Uganda

When Joshua Cheptegei crossed the line first to win gold in the 5,000 metres at Tokyo 2020, he confirmed Uganda's best-ever Olympic performance.


Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is hoping that the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be the perfect showcase for the country's young athletes.


Guernsey

Guernsey

Some athletes will only learn if they are heading to the Commonwealth Games at the last moment, but that won't be the case in Guernsey.


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Alison Moffitt-Robinson will be the first female Chef de Mission in Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Games history, but wants to make sure other women follow in her footsteps.



Malta

Malta

For Charlene Attard, Malta's Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022, next year's Commonwealth Games cannot come soon enough.


Bermuda

Bermuda

For most people, October 18 this year would have been just another Monday.


Wales

Wales

Birmingham 2022 will not be a home Commonwealth Games for Wales, but it won't be far off.


Eswatini

Eswatini

A new name will be announced when the countries and territories are introduced at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony - that of Eswatini.


Seychelles

Seychelles

As a nation of 115 islands which are scattered about the Indian Ocean, it is perhaps unsurprising that Seychelles has one of the best swimmers in Africa.


Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

The Commonwealth Games can provide smaller nations with their greatest sporting moments - just ask the Cayman Islands.


Anguilla

Anguilla

The expectation of fans at Birmingham 2022 means next year's Commonwealth Games could be particularly special.


Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

You would be hard pushed to find a team more enthused about the Commonwealth Games than the Falkland Islands.


Malawi

Malawi

Football dominates the sporting agenda in many countries but in landlocked Malawi the beautiful game has a rival.