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The Gambia at the Commonwealth Games

The Gambia is the smallest country in West Africa. It is entirely surrounded by Senegal, except for a stretch of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia attended their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970. The Gambia was present at all Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 2010 except for the boycotted event in 1986.

In 2013 The Government of The Gambia withdrew its membership of the British Commonwealth, and will therefore did not compete in Glasgow 2014. The Gambia rejoined the Commonwealth in early 2018, making way for them to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

At their first Games in 1970, athlete Sheikh Faye won a bronze medal in the Men's High Jump. This is the only medal won by the country at the Commonwealth Games.

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