African nations face Beijing Olympics skeleton shutout, coaches say

Friday, Jan 14, 2022

PARIS: The international Olympic Committee said Thursday it was studying a

plea from the coaches of a

Ghanaian skeleton racer

that African competitors

be included in the sliding

events at the Beijing


The coaches of

Ghanaian skeleton competitor Akwasi Frimpong

fear the sports will suffer a

huge setback if qualification spots are not kept

open for African nations in

skeleton and bobsleigh at

next month’s Games.

Frimpong and Nigeria’s

Simidele Adeagbo made

history at the 2018

Pyeongchang Games

when they became

Africa’s first skeleton racers to compete at the Winter Olympics. —AFP