How Do You End Up In The Winter Olympics When You Are From...

Friday, February 12, 2010

1. Ghana - Fanhouse has a terrific article about Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong a man from Ghana that while studying in England got a job as a receptionist at an indoor entertainment center that just so happened to have a mini ski slope. In his off time he took up skiing and managed to do well enough in the qualifying stages this year to participate in Vancouver.

2. Peru - This is quite an odd story about Roberto Carcelen. A Peruvian Man gets entangled in online love with a woman from Seattle. They fall head over heals for each other and he moves to Seattle to be her husband. He picks up one of her hobbies, Cross Country Skiing. He qualifies for the Olympics.

3. Senegal - I guess when you are 1/2 Austrian like Leyti Seck is, no one should be surprised to see you in the Olympics even if your country of origin is Senegal.

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