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Zimbabwe sends first athlete to Winter Olympics; Luke Steyn to compete in Sochi

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Alpine skier Luke Steyn might look like one of the contestants when he hits the gates at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but the moment he does history will be made. The skier is the first individual ever sent to a Winter Olympics by the country of Zimbabwe. According to NBC Sports on Monday, the man is ready to make history for his country.

The athlete was born in capital of Harare and ended up in Colorado at the University of Boulder before his journey to the Olympics. While the athlete has competed before, his latest endeavor to be at the Olympics has some people impressed to see more countries getting involved with the global games. Many of the bigger countries have groomed athletes, but a country like Zimbabwe has far fewer resources so Steyn’s dream means he made sacrifices to get the chance to compete.

The uniqueness of the athletes coming together for the games has fans exploring the back stories of the different athletes. While Luke Steyn is competing for Zimbabwe, he still has strong ties to America and Switzerland. Fans love to cheer on the underdogs, so expect to hear more about Luke Steyn and his dedication to the sport. And don’t be surprised to see him standing on the award podium as his desire to win has him going to Sochi to compete.

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