D Days
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H Hours
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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
Longines Time
April 4 to 15 2018

Tanzania

  • Region

    Africa
  • Abbreviation

    TAN
  • Capital

    Dar Es Salaam Remove
  • Language

    English
  • Population

    49,639,138
  • Currency

    Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Games Medals Tally

  • 6
  • 6
  • 9

Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania borders the Indian Ocean to the east and has land borders with eight other nations. It joined the Commonwealth in 1961 and made its debut at the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games.
Tanzania achieved medal success at every games from 1970 to 2006, except for the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games, which it did not attend. Its first gold medal was won at the Christchurch 1974 Commonwealth Games when legendary middle-distance runner Filbert Bay won the 1500m, defeating New Zealand’s John Walker. The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games added another gold medal to Tanzania’s overall medal tally when Samson Ramadhani won the gold medal in the men’s marathon.
Thirty-six athletes represented Tanzania at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in athletics, table tennis, judo, boxing, weightlifting, cycling and swimming.