Uganda is a landlocked East African country lying astride the equator. It is bordered by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda has taken part in every Games since 1954, bar the 1978 Games in Edmonton.
- It joined the Commonwealth in 1962 but first took part in the Games in 1954 where they won their first medal, a silver for Patrick Etolu in the men's high jump.
- The 1974 Games in Christchurch yielded their biggest haul of medals to date with 2 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze thanks largely to athletics and boxing.
- The Ugandan netball team qualified for the first time in 2018.
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