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The British Virgin Islands first joined FIDE in 1934. The US Virgin Islands joined FIDE in 1966. The Virgin Islanders made their first appearance in a chess Olympiad in 1968. As one team, they played in the 1968, 1970, and 1972 chess Olympiad. In 1974, the islanders were represented at the chess Olympiad by two teams, the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands. In 2002, the U.S. Virgin Islands took last place (134th) at the chess Olympiad at Bled, Slovenia (but they had more fun than anyone else).