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Team SA all set to go at Winter Olympics

09 February 2018 2:01 PM
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Team SA all set to go at Winter Olympics

Cape Town - The Winter Olympics swing into action in PyeongChang, South Korea with Friday's opening ceremony.

Team South Africa has just one competitor namely Alpine ski racer, Connor Wilson.

Wilson will compete in the giant slalom (February 18) and slalom (February 22).

He is accompanied by Chef de Mission Peter Pilz (president of Snow Sports SA) and fellow skier Sive Speelman, who fills the role of technical official at these Games.

According to Team SA's website, South Africa is intrinsically linked with these Winter Games as it was at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban seven years ago that the Games were awarded to PyeongChang.

The South Korean city beat rival bids from Munich (Germany) and Annecy (France).

The Winter Games will continue to February 25 and features 102 events spread over 15 different disciplines.

Close to 3000 competitors from 92 National Olympic Committee will be participating.


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