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Eritrea at the 2022 Winter Olympics

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Eritrea at the
2022 Winter Olympics
Flag of Eritrea.svg
Flag of Eritrea
NOCEritrean National Olympic Committee
in Beijing, China
February 4–20, 2022
Competitors1 in 1 sport
Winter Olympics appearances
Winter appearances

Eritrea is scheduled to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, from February 4-20, 2020. The country made its debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1] Eritrea's team consisted of one alpine skier, Shannon-Ogbnai Abeda, who carried the country's flag during the opening ceremony.[2]

After a brief hiatus, Abeda returned to Eritrea in May 2019 to announce and confirm his intentions for 2022. He is now working with the NOC to have himself and another Eritrean athlete compete in the games.[3]


The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Eritrean delegation per sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1

Alpine skiing[edit]

Canadian born skier Shannon-Ogbnai Abeda will return and another Eritrean athlete will compete in three disciplines.


Eritrea plans to qualify two athletes for the games. Another athlete will compete in an undisclosed event.


  1. Rieger, Sarah (28 December 2017). "Calgary skier headed to Winter Olympics... but not with Team Canada". CBC News. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. Phillips, Curtis J. (3 January 2018). "McMurray-born skiier first to represent Eritrea at Winter Olympics". Fort McMurray Today. Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. "The First Eritrean Winter Olympian". www.shabait.com. Shabait. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

See also[edit]

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  • Eritrea at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics
  • Eritrea at the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • Shannon-Ogbnai Abeda

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