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