Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu is a group of atolls lying south of the equator in the western Pacific Ocean, south of Kiribati and north of the Fiji Islands.
- Tuvalu joined the Commonwealth in 1978.
- Tuvalu attended its first Commonwealth Games in 1998 with one weightlifter.
- At the 2002 Games in Manchester two table tennis players represented the nation.
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