The long route to winning the first African gold at the Winter Olympics

It’s probably not well known but Africa has been represented at every Winter Olympics since 1984. Morocco and Algeria are some of the most regular participants these days. South Africa did take part as early as the 1960 games in Squaw Valley, USA, but that was during apartheid, and it was subsequently banned from participation till 1994. Since then it’s taken part in every games except the last one in 2014.

But for some athletes trying to represent sub Saharan African countries at an...

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