Kenya at the Winter Olympics

Kenya as taken part in three editions of the Winter Games (1998, 2002 and 2006). Their sole representative was cross-country skiier Philip Boit. Boit, a former middle distance runner with no previous skiing experience, was trained in Finland in a sponsorship and marketing deal by Nike.

In his first Olympic appearance, Boit stole the limelight at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics Games. Norwegian legendary skiier Bjorn Daehlie, who already won the gold medal, waited for Boit at the finish line in order to hug him. Boit managed to finish last in the race amid tough conditions.

Kenya is prominent for its middle- and long-distance runners at the Summer Olympic Games. The nation has already won over 100 medals, however it is still seeking to win its first ever medal at the Winter Games.

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