Africans at the Winter Olympics

Africans at the Winter Olympics

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Winter Olympics
18. 3. 2018 - 12.00

Winter Olympics

Africa is generally warm climate and does not have much participation in winter sports. Out of the 54 countries on the continent, only 13 had previously ever made it to the Winter Olympics.This year's Winter Olympics games 12 athletes from eight African countries participated.This brings the overall number of African countries ever to compete in the Winter Olympics to 15, with Nigeria and Eritrea making their debuts.

The entire world's attention has been on South Korea, where the world's best athletes have been competing for glory in the Winter Olympics. But it is not just those winning gold who have captured our imagination. As with every Olympic Games, support for the underdog has crossed borders.

In Pyeongchang, those underdogs have, by and large, come from African countries - perhaps unsurprisingly. After all, Africa is not known for its snow and ice. It helps that many have inspiring stories of overcoming the odds to make it to South Korea; stories which many hope will inspire other athletes to follow in their footsteps.

The Nigerian bobsleigh team has been a particular favorite, the echoes of "Cool Runnings" -  the Jamaican bobsleigh team which fought their way to Calgary in 1988 - ringing strongly in fans' ears.


List of participating Africa tropical nations

1.Cameroon (CMR) 2002
2.Eritrea (ERI) 2018
3.Ethiopia (ETH) 2006–2010
4.Ghana (GHA) 2010, 2018
5.Kenya (KEN) 1998–2006, 2018
6.Madagascar (MAD)2006, 2018
7.Nigeria (NGR) 2018
8.Senegal (SEN) 1984,1992–1994, 2006–2010
9.Togo (TOG) 2014, 2018
10.Zimbabwe (ZIM)2014


Music Playlist

01.Mr.Rawf t.Flavour - Blessing
02.Wande Coal ft DJ Tunez - Iskaba
03.Eddy Kenzo - Sitya Loss
04.Ayo - Only You
05.Efya - Until The Dawn
05.Godillac - Yene
06.Patoranking ft.Diamond-Platnumz - Love You Die
07.Princo - Zvakufaya
08.Phyno - If To Say
09.DJ Mensah ft.Bisa Kdei - Dance Floor
10.Maleek Berry - Bend It
11.Toofan ft. Dj Arafat - Apero
12.Tanayzer - Guta
13.Wizboy - Infinity
14.Chameleone & Mesach - Time
15.Olamide - Wo



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