African Athletes Are Taking Over the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony—Stream It Here
A record setting number of African athletes came out to represent at this year's Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are being called "the most African" ever. With 13 athletes from 8 different African countries including Ghana, South Africa, Eritrea, Nigeria, Madagascar, Togo, Morocco, and Kenya, African athletes are leaving their mark on winter sports like never before.
A number of these athletes are representing their countries for the first time ever, and naturally there's an undeniable aura of pride in the air. This certainly came across during the opening ceremony this morning in Pyeongchang where athletes from across the globe came to wave their country's flag high.
Following in the tradition, Greece was the first country to come out, immediately followed by Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
We can't wait to see some of our favorite athletes compete for the gold. You can stream the opening ceremony here.
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Greece 🇬🇷, Ghana 🇬🇭, Nigeria 🇳🇬 and South Africa 🇿🇦 will be the first countries to emerge at the Winter Olympics op… https://t.co/UhcTtqex5T— RTÉ News (@RTÉ News) 1518169898.0
History making Ghanaian skeleton racer, Akwasi Frimpong showed off a big smile and some dance moves as he made his Olympic debut.
Ghana at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics featuring Snowman Akwasi Frimpong! https://t.co/QQNAWd78c5— Kwaku A. Sakyi-Addo (@Kwaku A. Sakyi-Addo) 1518176294.0
If there's a better smile to be seen at the #openingceremony, we'll be surprised! Find out about Ghana's Akwasi Fr… https://t.co/AdBNxwDHeK— BBC Sport (@BBC Sport) 1518175799.0
Sabrina Simader, Kenya's first female alpine skier, was in the building!
BREAKING: Sabrina Wanjiku Simader carries the #Kenya flag 🇰🇪 at the 2018 #Olympics Winter Games #OpeningCeremony… https://t.co/GO1zNtlsKX— Sean Cardovillis (@Sean Cardovillis) 1518178537.0
With a number of first-time athletes in the games, including skeleton racer Simidele Adeagbo and the Women's bobsled team, Nigeria made a big splash during the ceremony.
Nigeria in the house! https://t.co/PPfhfUCqR3— SI Olympics (@SI Olympics) 1518175964.0
WINTER ❄️ is HERE #TeamNigeria at the #WinterOlympics2018 opening. Now @Jololade and our Ice Queens have to compet… https://t.co/yOxjx8utpw— Oluwashina Okeleji (@Oluwashina Okeleji) 1518178924.0
South Africa's sole competitor, alpine skier Connor Wilson was there to fly his country's flag high during the ceremony.
South Africa’s sole athlete at the Winter #Olympics, alpine skier #ConnorWilson carrying our flag with pride at the… https://t.co/kd0IV27nbW— Timothy Moloi (@Timothy Moloi) 1518176803.0
Here's more from Nigeria, South Africa, Eritrea, and Morocco. Represent, represent!
African reps at the Winter Olympics #Pyeonchang2018 🇳🇬 🇿🇦 🇲🇦 🇪🇷 https://t.co/8TpujJAcu6— Claudia Ekai (@Claudia Ekai) 1518178634.0
We can't wait to see who will take home the gold! Check here for a list of all the African athletes competing in this year's Winter Olympics.