Tuvalu Joins Olympic Committee
July 6, 2007
Tuvalu, has become the 205th member of the National Olympic Committee.
It was back in in 1978 that Tuvalu took part in a regional or international competition for the first time, the South Pacific Games in Fiji.
Tuvalu's population shows a significant interest in sport. One of the nation's major sporting events is the "Independence Day Sports Festival" held annually on 1 October during the Independence Day celebrations.
Tuvalu has 11 active National Sports Federations, of which six are affiliated to IFs governing sports included in the Olympic Games' programme (badminton, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, tennis and table tennis). Each island has its own sports infrastructure.
The Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee members are:
The Honourable Kausea NATANO
Mr Nakibae KITISENI
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