Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Beijing will hold soon 2022 Winter Olympics from February 4. Several tropical countries participated in this event.
It is the first time that the country of the bamboo curtain hosts the Winter Olympics in its history. There were 15 sports that competed with 109 race numbers attended by 2,861 athletes from 91 countries.
Speaking of participants, the majority were from the four-season countries of the Americas, Europe and Upper Asia. But in fact, many tropical countries in Latin America and Africa participate. Even Southeast Asia, which is neighboring Indonesia, was also present.
Throughout their participation, the tropical countries have never won a medal in this competition. However, they kept trying.
City of WacoribHere is a list of tropical countries participating in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics:
The country participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics closest to Indonesia is Malaysia. Even if the country has tropical status, they can send their athletes to this event.
Malaysia participated for the first time in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018. In this edition, they will be represented by Jeffrey Webb in alpine skiing.
In a similar sport, for the first time Malaysia will participate in skiing through a female athlete, Aruwin Salehhuddin. They trained in Croatia to prepare for the contest.
The land of white elephants participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics for the first time. Four Thai athletes have officially qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
They are brothers Karen and Mark Chanloung, naturalized Italian cross-country skiers. Then there are Nicola Zanon and Mida Jaiman at Alpine Skiing.
The character of an archipelagic country like Indonesia did not hinder the determination of the Philippines to participate in the Winter Olympics. The Philippines was recorded as the first tropical country to participate in this event when it sent two of its athletes in the sport of alpine skiing to Sapporo, Japan in 1972.
In this edition, they sent the only athlete, Asa Miller, in the ski slalom and giant slalom events. The Philippines always try to achieve the best results even if they are represented by only one person.
Known as the origin of the reggae music genre popularized by Bob Marley, Jamaica is also famous for the presence of Usain Bolt in athletics.
However, they are also one of the highlights of the Winter Olympics. Debuting at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Jamaica is now a regular participant.
The story of bobsleigh athletes’ struggle was brought to the big screen in the 1993 film “Cool Runnings.” In Beijing, Jamaica will also be represented by its first ski athlete, Benjamin Alexander, who also works as a disc- jockey.
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