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Tokelau , a dependency of New Zealand with a population of fewer than 1,500, has yet to take part in the Commonwealth Games. Tokelau usually only competes in international sports events in the Pacific region, such as the Pacific Games and Pacific Mini Games.
A team representing Tokelau was expected to make its début at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010.However no team was present for the Opening Ceremony, and no Tokelauan athletes took part in the Games.
Tokelau is a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean. It consists of three tropical coral atolls: Atafu, Nukunonu, and Fakaofo. They have a combined land area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The capital rotates yearly among the three atolls. In addition to these three, Swains Island, which forms part of the same archipelago, is the subject of an ongoing territorial dispute; it is currently administered by the United States as part of American Samoa. Tokelau lies north of the Samoan Islands, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands, and northwest of the Cook Islands.
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