What is the history of the Virgin Islands' participation in the Olympics?
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the U.S. Virgin Islands has competed at every Summer Olympics, except for the 1980 Games, since 1968 and has competed in five Winter Olympics. Athletes have won one medal, a silver at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul by Peter Holmberg in one person dinghy sailing.
82 nations are competing in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Cayman Islands, Columbia, Ghana, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru, and Serbia will competing in their first Winter Olympics. Costa Rico, Kenya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Thailand, Virgin Islands, and Venezuela are not participating in this years Olympics but did participate in the 2006 in Turin, Italy.
There are more than six Virgin Islands. There are 62 Virgin Islands under the U.S. flag. Four are in the District of St. Croix and 58 are in the District of St. Thomas-St. John. The proper name of the islands is Virgin Islands. The phrase "U.S. Virgin Islands" is a nickname used so that visitors understand that we are part of the United States of America and do not confuse us with the British Virgin…