The 2018 winter Olympics began on February 9, 2018, with 92 countries and over 2,000 athletes, and was brought to close in spectacular fashion on February 25, 2018, at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, South Korea.
This year was a proud moment for Africa, seeing more histories being written by Akwasi Frimpong from Ghana who qualified the country to its first Olympics in Skeleton discipline. That wasn’t all, Nigerian trio of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere in the bobsled team also made a good account of their participation.
Another remarkable achievement came from Simidele Adeagbo who made history as the first female athlete from Africa to qualify for the winter show-down in the Skeleton discipline from Nigeria.
Kenya, Morocco, Madagascar, South Africa, Eritrea and Togo were among the eight contingents from the continent that participated in the games this year.
The beautiful and colourful closing ceremony opened the doors for the next edition. Already in the hands of Beijing in 2022. The mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining was handed the Olympics flag at the closing ceremony.
We are looking forward to Beijing 2022 but, for now, here some of the beautiful images from Pyeongchang:
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