The Winter Olympics don't really represent the world: Costs, climate and quotas keep the majority off the podium
Updated 5:21 AM ET, Tue February 22, 2022
(CNN)At 38, Benjamin Alexander became Jamaica's first ever alpine skier to compete in the Winter Olympics -- just six years after he first strapped on skis.
In his first few years in the sport, skiing with friends, he attracted a lot of attention.
"Being the only Black representative in the group, even though I am only half-Black and being of Jamaican heritage, people kept throwing jokes, sideways jokes at me about 'Cool Runnings,' the Jamaican bobsled team and, 'You should go to the Olympics,'" Alexander told CNN Sport.