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What was the first nation from the African continent to ever participate at an Olympic Games?

Question #148604. Asked by apathy100.
Last updated Aug 08 2021.
Originally posted Aug 08 2021 12:00 PM.

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South Africa was the first in 1904 when the nation sent eight athletes to St Louis including Doug Stupart, the first flag bearer for the country. The first gold medal was won by Reggie Walker four years later in London when he won the 100 m race.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_at_the_Olympics

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_participating_nations_at_the_Summer_Olympic_Games


Aug 08 2021, 1:29 PM
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The Greek city-state of Cyrene, located in present-day Libya, won its first Olympic event in 460 BC.

link http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven.be/eng/TB030bEN.html

Aug 08 2021, 11:08 PM
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