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The man skiing for Zimbabwe in the Winter Olympics

5 February 2014 Last updated at 19:35 GMT

Competition kicks off on Thursday at the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi and on Friday, when the opening ceremony takes place, three African flags will be part of the parade.

Zimbabwe, Togo and Morocco will be represented at the games.

When 20-year-old Zimbabwean Luke Steyn - who will compete in the slalom and giant slalom disciplines - passed through London on his way to Russia, BBC Africa's Peter Okwoche asked him how he got into skiing.

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