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Antigua and Barbuda at the Olympics

Formerly part of the British Empire, the twin-island country of Antigua and Barbuda is located somewhere between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association was established in 1966 and was recognized by the international committee in 1976 just in time for the Summer Games in Montreal, Canada.

In 1976 they sent 10 athletes who participated in eleven events in two main disciplines. Calvin Greenaway, Conrad Mainwaring, Cuthbert Jacobs, Elroy Turner, Everton Cornelius, Fred Sowerby, Maxwell Peters and Paul Richards represented the country in Athletics while Donald Christian and Patrick Spencer for Cycling.

Antigua and Barbuda participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Games which was held in Moscow, Russia but they have not missed any of the Summer Games since then. The country has never been represented in the Winter Games and is yet to have an Olympic medalist.


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