No Medals, But Inspirational Winter Olympics For Africa
Despite the Pyeongchang games hosting the largest ever number of African nations at a single Winter Olympics event with eight African nations participating, 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. While they did not make history as the first Africans to win a medal at the event, many African athletes made history nonetheless. From Kenya's Sabrina Simader, Madagascar's Mialitiana Clerc, Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong, South Africa's sole competitor Alpine ski racer, Connor Wilson, Nigeria's first female skeleton athlete Simidele Adeagbo, Samir Azzimani of Morocco and Togo's Alessia Afi Dipo, the continent was well represented.
Premium Times, 28 February 2018
Nigeria's ambassadors to the just concluded 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, have arrived back to the country. Read more »
The Nigeria women's bobsleigh trio of Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, qualified as the first Nigerians to compete at the Winter Olympics in 2018.
South Africa: Winter Olympian Wilson Will Be Back for More
Sascoc, 28 February 2018
A whirlwind Winter Olympics under his belt, South Africa's Connor Wilson is back at his United States base and already looking ahead. Read more »
South Africa: Connor Wilson Crashes Out of Winter Olympics
News24Wire, 22 February 2018
There was more frustration for Team South Africa's Connor Wilson at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Thursday morning (SA time). Read more »
South Africa: Second Crash for SA's Wilson At Winter Olympics
Sascoc, 22 February 2018
South Africa's participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang came to an end on Thursday as Connor Wilson failed to complete the Slalom event. Read more »
Skier Sabrina Wanjiku Simader has arrived in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, ready to make history. She qualified for the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2017 during the World ... Read more »
As one of the world's hottest continents, Africa lacks the climate for winter sports such as skiing, bobsleigh and snowboarding. Despite this disadvantage, competitors from a ... Read more »