Pakistan's skier Muhammad Karim
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Pakistan's only candidate at Sochi on his skiing passion

18 February 2014 Last updated at 00:08 GMT

Pakistan's sole representative at this year's Winter Olympics at Sochi is gearing up for the Giant Slalom competition.

Muhammad Karim, 16, grew up in Pakistan's remote northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan and taught himself to ski without proper equipment. His parents could not afford it, so he started off with home-made wooden ski poles, when he was just five.

He told the BBC: ''I think of every skiing competition as my last competition. That way, I ensure that I give it my best.''