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The central African republic of Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in November 2009 during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Trinidad & Tobago. They made their Commonwealth Games debut at the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, taking part in athletics, boxing, road cycling and swimming. 

Having been established on 25th January 1984, the Rwanda National Olympic & Sports Committee is responsible for their participation  in both the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Capital - Kigali
Population - 9,721,000
Time Zone - GMT +2
Language - Kinyarwanda, French, English
Currency - Rwandan Franc (RWF)


Rwanda National Olympic & Sports Committee



Stade National Amahoro de Remera
P.O. Box 2684
Tel: +250 587 009
Fax: +250 587 101

President: Lt. Col. Charles Rudakubana
Secretary General Parfait Busabizwa