No medals for Nigeria bobsled, other African athletes — Quartz

The race to become the first African to win a medal at the Winter Olympics will have to wait until the next games in Beijing in 2022.

Despite the Pyeongchang games hosting the largest ever contingent of African nations at a single Winter Olympics event with eight African nations participating, no African athlete achieved a podium finish. Eritrea and Nigeria made their debuts at the games and competed alongside Kenya, Morocco, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa and Togo.

The odds have typically been stacked against African athletes participating at the Winter Olympics. The absence government-backed training regimes has meant athletes have usually had to implement personal training programs. In fact, some athletes have had to set up national federations for the winter sports they hope to…

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