Five days into 2018’s rendition of one of the world’s premier sporting events, the Olympics Games, you might be wondering: Where are the Argentines? Or perhaps you assumed Argentina wasn’t participating, as a country with a meager legacy of winter weather competition.
The reality is a bit of both. Argentina has never won a medal at the Winter Olympic Games, but seven athletes are competing under the white and blue this month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
That’s barely a quarter of a percent of all athletes competing (over 2,900) from over 90 countries and far behind powerhouse nations like the United States (242), Canada (226), Italy (122), France (107) and Austria (105).
But it is ahead of the curve when it comes to the region. Brazil leads the way with nine athletes, followed by Argentina and Chile with seven, then Colombia and México (4), Bolivia (2) and finally Ecuador and Puerto Rico, each with a lone athlete.