Fifteen countries from Africa have attended the Winter Olympic Games at some time. The number increased in 2018, as Nigeria qualified several athletes for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and a Canadian born Eritrean skier competed in slalom events.
Here is a list in the order of when each African country first attended the Winter Olympics.
- South Africa (1960, 1994-2010)
- Morocco (1968, 1984-1992, 2010-2014)
- Senegal (1984, 1992-1994, 2006-2010)
- Egypt (1984)
- Algeria (1992, 2006 and 2010)
- Eswatini (1992, then known as Swaziland)
- Kenya (1998-2006)
- Cameroon (2002)
- Ethiopia (2006-2010)
- Madagascar (2006)
- Ghana (2010, 2018)
- Togo (2014)
- Zimbabwe (2014)
- Nigeria (2018)
- Eritrea (2018)
We are sure to see more and more African nations sending athletes to the Winter Olympics. In 2018, Uganda had a snowboarder that was very close to qualifying, and he may make the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
- The Number of Participating Countries & Athletes at the Winter Olympics
- List of Winter Olympics Countries
- Winter Olympics main page.