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African athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Updated 1:05 PM ET, Fri February 9, 2018
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Flag bearer Samir Azzimani of Morocco leads his country during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Samir Azzimani is a Moroccan-French cross-country skier. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Moroccan teammates enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Alpine skier Adam Lamhamedi is the second Moroccan athlete. Harry How/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Flag bearer Ngozi Onwumere and teammates enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga will be Nigeria's (and Africa's) first ever bobsled team. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
The nation also has a skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, who will be the first woman to represent Nigeria and Africa in that sport. Simidele was born in Nigeria but grew up in the USA and Canada. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Flag bearer Connor Wilson of South Africa leads the team during the Opening Ceremony. The alpine skier is the sole representative for South Africa in the Winter Olympics. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Flag bearer Mialitiana Clerc of Madagascar leads the team at the opening ceremony. She was born in Madagascar but learnt to ski in France and is the first woman to compete for the country in alpine skiing. Harry How/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
The country's flagbearer Akwasi Frimpong leads the delegation as they parade during the opening ceremony. Frimpong is a Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter. He is also the first Ghanaian-born athlete to represent the country in Skeleton. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Flag bearer Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean of Togo is accompanied by her team. The second athlete for Togo Alessia Afi Dipol is an Italian alpine skier. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Sabrina Simander is the flag bearer of Kenya. Simader was born in Kenya to an Austrian father and Kenyan mother. She moved to Austria when she was young and learnt to ski there. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Eritrean flag bearer, Canada-born Shannon-Ogbnai Abeda, is the country's sole athlete and is competing in Alpine skiing. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images