John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: February 18

Ten National Olympic Committees that sent one and only one athlete to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics:

  1. Senegal (Leyti Seck, alpine skiing)
  2. Colombia (Cynthia Denzler, alpine skiing)
  3. Bermuda (Tucker Murphy, cross-country skiing)
  4. Hong Kong (Han Yue Shueng, short track speed skating)
  5. Ghana (Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, alpine skiing)
  6. Portugal (Danny Silva, cross-country skiing)
  7. Mexico (Hubertus von Hohenlohe, alpine skiing)
  8. Pakistan (Muhammad Abbas, alpine skiing)
  9. Cayman Islands (Dow Travers, alpine skiing)
  10. Chinese Taipei (Ma Chih-hung, luge)

I'm not sure I fully approve of entities that are not nations having National Olympic Committees, but I suppose if I were a native of, say, the Cayman Islands I might chafe at having to compete as part of the United Kingdom Olympic team. Incidentally, there are seven other NOCs represented in Vancouver by a single athlete: Algeria (Mehdi-Selim Khelifi, cross-country skiing); Montenegro (Bojan Kosić, alpine skiing); Ethiopia (Robel Teklemariam, cross-country skiing); Albania (Erjon Tola, alpine skiing); Tajikistan (Andrei Drygin, alpine skiing); Jamaica (Errol Kerr, freestyle skiing); and Morocco (Samir Azzimani, alpine skiing). Please make a note of it.


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